Assistant Marketing Manager, Sampling Strategy & Operations

Sephora USA
Full time | Full day

Assistant Marketing Manager, Sampling Strategy & Operations

Posted 3 December by Sephora USA

  • San Francisco
Assistant Marketing Manager, Sampling Strategy & Operations


Job ID: 201925
Remote Eligible: Yes

Company Overview:

Sephora has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997, then launched stateside in 1998 and is currently home to 300+ world-class brands - including its private label, Sephora Collection. Sephora’s curated assortment features more than 14,000 products, including makeup, skincare, perfume, hair care, body care, professional tools, and more

In Sephora Americas, we belong to something beautiful. With a continued focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek ways to create a sense of belonging where people can be their authentic selves. We embrace our unique talents and are proud of the passionate community we’ve built. With leaders who listen and inspire, everyone is encouraged to be their best. Reimagine your future, with Sephora.


Our Marketing organization includes a strategic team of big thinkers and creatives who truly work interdependently. Whether supporting our digital initiatives, planning our loyalty program, developing multi-pronged marketing strategies, writing copy, building exciting in-store experiences, or designing national advertising, we are constantly finding ways to underscore our promise to partner with our clients to make the beauty world feel like it’s theirs—and our place as the industry leader. The pace is fast, the learning is constant…but as part of a team this driven, the possibilities are endless.

Your role at Sephora:

As an Assistant Marketing Manager – Sampling Strategy, you will be responsible for owning the end-to-end processes for all exception and special sampling programs and pilots including Sample Bags, gift with purchase and in-store sampling. Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager Sampling Strategy, you will deliver annual strategy and oversee These programs are highly visible, cross-functional and complex that drive both online and store sales for Sephora and Sephora @ Kohl’s.

In addition you will:

  • Partner with Senior Manager Sampling Strategy to prioritize opportunities, set objectives and define KPIs in support of annual sampling plans to drive business results
  • Optimize and manage the sample bag promotional strategy and process
  • Optimize and manage the Gift with Purchase strategy and process
  • Partner with Sephora @ Kohl’s to assess expanding freestanding Sephora programs into Sephora @ Kohls locations
  • Partner with Sephora Favorites to execute best product assortment and timing to drive the highest return for the program specific KPIs
  • Own hind sighting share insights & best practices from data/analytics and turn these into. Share results cross-functionality with actions for future sampling strategies and tests
  • Work in a highly cross-functional environment with Brand Marketing, Loyalty Marketing, Promotions, Analytics, Project Management, Production, and Planning partners
  • Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience in Marketing or PM
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Exceptional project management skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently and collaborate as part of a team to achieve business goals with confidence and initiative
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Fluency in both the creative and analytical sides of marketing
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, high-volume and deadline-driven environment
  • Experience directing and collaborating with external partners
  • Excellent written, verbal & interpersonal skills #LI-MB1

While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy...

  • Meaningful Rewards: Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation and holiday time off, an employee discount, free beauty product gifts from brand partners, and so much more. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We pledge to create a beauty community where everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated, respected, and honored. We will drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business—ensuring that our employees, brand partners, suppliers, and our clients feel a sense of belonging in store, online, and in our workplaces. We believe in demonstrating our values with action!
  • Beauty & Beyond: Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Together we inspire our clients, empower people, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We think this is beautiful.
  • Endless Evolution: You will learn with innovators, artists, and experts in every field. As our business evolves, so will you. Here, you’re empowered to choose your own path, accelerate your growth, and be your best. As part of our family and the LVMH community, your options are endless.
  • Creativity Unleashed: At Sephora, you’re encouraged to explore, innovate, and have funwhile working with diverse clients, teams, and leaders. You won’t just partner with iconic brands; you’ll help build them. We value your curiosity, your drive for success, and the emotional connections you make. Together we’re defining the future of beauty.
  • Bold Authenticity: Being bold and different has made us a global beauty and retail leader. At Sephora, we celebrate diversity, embrace your unique and winning spirit, and believe that real beauty is being authentically you.You are what sets us apart.

Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis ofrace, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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