Job ID: 215767

Location Name: ON-FSC Toronto Off (0581)

Address: 5560 Explorer Drive, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON L4W 5M3, Canada (CA)

Job Type: Full Time

Hourly/Salaried: Salaried

Position Type: Regular

Job Function: Marketing

Is This Position Eligible for Remote?: Hybrid

At Sephora Canada, we're passionate about finding and sharing beauty in the world. Our constant innovation, our ability to see and lead trends, and our focus on providing an outstanding customer experience make us the most-loved beauty community and top of mind for every Canadian. We find beauty in our communities, in our differences, our experiences, and in the spirit of our employees.

About The Role

We are seeking an established media relations leader with a proven track record of planning and executing innovative media relations programs. Reporting directly to the SVP, Marketing, the Director, External Communications will drive awareness of the Sephora corporate, brand, and commercial strategies through media relations, partner relationships & reputation management. In this role, the Director will focus on developing the external communications strategy to drive earned media and positive brand perception and will implement the plan through the building of strong narratives, collaborating on campaigns to leverage with media, handling issues, and providing counsel to senior executives.

The Director is creative, innovative and collaborative, and comfortable navigating a complex organization with contending priorities. They thrive in a lively, exciting and fast paced work environment and can expertly lead communications strategy as well as daily execution. Beauty, lifestyle and/or retail experience are considered an asset.

What You'll Do

  • Develop, plan, and lead all aspects of external communication initiatives that increase awareness and enhance the Sephora brand with key partners - customers, media, and general public
  • Proactively own the external earned media and PR strategy and execution (both corporate and commercial PR) to support the brand strategy and corporate narrative
  • Partner and consult with colleagues across marketing and cross functional teams to build compelling content and campaigns that drive earned media
  • Develop key communication materials including press releases, media pitches, paid editorials and sponsorships that support company strategy and vision
  • Collaborate with the internal communications & employer branding team to drive integrated campaigns from both an internal and external lens
  • Partner with the North America External Communications team to ensure alignment for North American strategy and programs
  • Lead all aspects of and steer the strategic day to day relationships with PR agency partner
  • In partnership with our PR agency, oversee all media relations inquiries to the organization
  • Measure the communications program and build analytics reports to ensure quality, improve impact, track success and develop standard processes
  • Act as the key media contact for customer, brand, product, issues management and community initiatives
  • Accountable for planning, providing counsel and activating issues and crisis management with the executive team
  • Keep current on emerging PR trends/developments and grow knowledge of the business, related tools and technique

What You'll Bring

  • A passion to drive Sephora's brand and commercial agenda through external communications/PR
  • 10+ years of experience in External Communications, PR and Media Relations
  • Proven track record of delivering impactful traditional and new media outreach activities/campaigns
  • Excellent understanding of public relations
  • Polished written and oral communications skills, with an ability to develop compelling storytelling and narratives
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and budget management skills
  • Results driven, motivated by a high sense of performance excellence and urgency
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally across the organization
  • Ability to provide strategic and creative solutions
  • Ability to drive cross channel support to amplify earned campaigns
  • Agency and/or in-house communications experience
  • Strong decision-making skills and an eye for business
  • Undergraduate or Post Graduate degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field

Why You'll Love Working Here

  • You'll be part of a unique culture and family of passionate and inspiring individuals.
  • You'll work alongside the best talent in the industry - people you'll be proud to work with.
  • You'll have access to the global community of luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for endless career opportunities.
  • You'll have the opportunity to be part of a community that drives meaningful social and environmental change and receive matching donations to support your charitable giving.
  • Benefits you can mix and match, depending on your needs.
  • Employee Assistance Program services for those times you need extra support.
  • Holidays, time off, summer hours and flexibility to support work-life balance.
  • And of course, there's our incredible swag - free product gifts throughout the year and tons of discounts with our brand partners.

This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment and that they agree to obtain any future required boosters or vaccinations as recommended by the government of Canada or the health authorities of the province in which you would be working and in accordance with Sephora Vaccination Policy. If you are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from Sephora.

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 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty

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Mississauga, ON, Canada
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