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Brand Profit Manager

Brand Profit | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

ABOUT KENDO

Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:   Never, never, never give up
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric
  • ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We believe in listening with humility and acting with courage. We recognize, seek, and celebrate the power of diversity across the full spectrum of personal identity.

Effective January 18, 2022, as a condition of employment, Kendo requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date unless they have requested and received an exemption from the Company in the form of a reasonable accommodation due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, KVD Beauty, Ole Henriksen.

Kendo is on the path to build operational excellence and is seeking a highly motivated go-getter to be a key player in building new infrastructure across all Kendo brands. The ideal candidate will have experience grappling with ambiguous brand operational problems and developing & implementing new process solutions to improve operational inefficiencies. We’re looking for a passionate problem solver who is inspired by the future and the possibility of “what could be” at Kendo.   

Reporting to the Director of Brand Profit, you will be responsible for establishing brand operational foundations. In parallel, the candidate will support critical profit-driving initiatives and coordinate strategic presentations/meetings.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Director of Brand Profit in critical profit-driving projects, such as identifying opportunities for consistent global pricing and delivering price positioning analyses for margin improvement
  • Build brand operational foundations to transform processes across brand teams
  • Establish product life cycle processes including discontinuation, pricing, assortment delivery dates, etc.
  • Standardize and own brand operational calendar to drive all Kendo brands towards operational excellence
  • Additional projects as required

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of related business experience, color cosmetics experience preferred but not required
  • Previous exposure to Process Improvement, Project Management, or Pricing a strong plus
  • Passionate in developing solutions to a variety of problems with varying degree of complexity
  • Strong problem solving, communication, negotiation, and analytical skills
  • Strength in manipulating and synthesizing large datasets
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; must be able to handle multiple priorities and work within a matrixed organization
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Thrives in an environment that is fast-paced, rapidly changing, and client service-oriented
  • Highest level of professionalism; calm under pressure
  • Team player; able to build strong partnerships with retailers, brand, operations, and channel planning
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills