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About Escentual:

Escentual provides its worldwide customers luxurious beauty products in the fast-moving world of e-retail. We’re seriously passionate about creating an enhanced customer experience, with incredible service, innovation, and integrity at the heart of everything we do.

Although the Company grows year on year, it still has a family feel for all of its employees. We often have an 'all hands on deck' approach to project development, where everyone’s opinions are valued since we are all purchasers of beauty products! Due to this, we all work collaboratively, with a great team spirit and we actively seek out your ideas on innovation! You will be part of a very passionate team with the autonomy and influence to really see how your role personally impacts the business.

We look for talented, creative and highly motivated individuals to join our hardworking team in Cardiff. In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent career progression, staff discounts and the opportunity to be part of an exceptional team!

 

Available jobs:

Executive & Commercial Assistant to CEO - Escentual

We have an exciting opportunity for an upbeat, confident and organised PA to provide organisational support and act as the right-hand assistant to CEO, Rakesh Aggarwal, and his senior management team at Escentual. The ideal candidate will take immense pride in all aspects of their role, whether hosting meetings, analysing data or running personal errands.

The successful PA will be personable, ideally with strong business acumen and substantial PA or business experience. This is a varied role that requires the utmost discretion, the ability to manage personal and commercial matters, solid organisational skills, and the ability to work under pressure in an ambiguous, fast-paced and demanding environment.

Full or part-time hours available
Minimum 25 hours per week
Monday – Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm (additional hours available - open for discussion)

Contract: Permanent.
Salary: Competitive based on experience/skill set
Start date: ASAP
Location: Cardiff, Wales, CF24 5PG.

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Who you will work for:

You will report to Rakesh Aggarwal – Escentual’s CEO.

Main Responsibilities:

  • General office management and administrative duties, including diary management such as organising meetings, events and telephone calls.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for all calls and emails, both commercial and personal.
  • Processing expenses and organising commercial and personal payments, including regular and ad hoc personal bills for CEO and his family.
  • Produce presentations, spreadsheets and executive summary documents for internal and external use.
  • Regular data analysis.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects, including coordinating and actively owning/participating as required.
  • Support HR/onboarding new hire process.
  • Event organisation.
  • Personal errands as required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be a highly articulate and personable individual with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be confident in communicating with senior managers and stakeholders across the business, and have the ability to adopt different communication styles to suit the audience.
  • Will be a highly discreet person with an ability to manage both personal and commercial matters.
  • Must be highly organised and flexible.
  • Will be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment, remain calm under pressure, and be a self-starter who’s able to think outside the box.
  • Must showcase excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • A passion for beauty and style is highly desirable.
  • Experience within the beauty, fashion or luxury goods sector will be beneficial, as will previous commercial/business knowledge.
  • HR experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience in Google/Microsoft Office etc. is essential.
  • A full UK driving license is preferred.

How to apply:

Please apply via email with your CV, and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us at Escentual, and what extra you can add to our fabulous team. Email: join.us@escentual.com

PPC Executive - Escentual

We are looking for a smart, analytical and ambitious individual to join our team. Working within the Insights team, you will be responsible for planning, creating and maintaining our paid advertising campaigns. You’ll also collaborate with other teams to identify market trends and opportunities.

Full Time: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent.
Salary: 21,000 per annum.
Location: Cardiff, Wales, CF24 5PG.

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Who you will work for:

You will report to Thomas Jenkins, within the Insights team.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and optimise paid advertising campaigns.
  • Work with the team to provide insights to other departments regarding customer and product trends.
  • Research new marketing channels
  • Analyse and evaluate marketing campaigns.
  • Produce and maintain data reports.
  • Research new product launches and collaborate with other departments to develop launch strategies.
  • Attend strategy meetings with internal and external stakeholders

Essential Skills:

  • Logical and Analytical approach to work
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Investigative and curious approach to work
  • Ability to work on own initiative

The ideal candidate has:

  • Previous Paid Search experience
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience using Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • A degree in business, finance, science or maths
  • Data Modelling Experience
  • Interest in the beauty industry

How to apply:

Please apply via email with your CV, and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us at Escentual, and what extra you can add to our fabulous team. Email: join.us@escentual.com

Online Merchandiser - Escentual

We have an exciting opportunity for a strategic, forward-thinking individual to join the Merchandise Team at Escentual, one of the UK's leading independent premium beauty e-tailers. Perfect for anyone with a passion for the beauty industry and a keen eye for detail, this role is made for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, close-knit team environment. As a Merchandiser, you’ll become an expert in the world’s most luxury beauty brands as you develop and maintain their presence onsite, covering everything from brand categories to product pages whilst liaising with brand representatives. Not only will you provide customers with a detailed and accurate representation of the products we sell, but you’ll also be responsible for building an annual trade plan with suppliers to maximise all new launches. This role is the perfect fit for anyone with a can-do attitude, who is eager to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

Full Time: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: permanent, confirmed after passing three month probation period.
Salary: from £22,000 per annum depending on experience
Location: Cardiff, Wales, CF24 5PG.

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Who you will work for:

You will report to Richard Jenkins, Merchandising Manager. You will work within the Merchandising team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside your team to maintain online product pages for over 13000 products and 200 brands.
  • Preparing new launches, imagery, promotions and onsite activities for the brands you manage.
  • Working with fellow team members, other departments and third party stakeholders to ensure best-in-class merchandising.
  • Developing relationships with account managers to drive their activity. This includes: creating supplier trade plans, presenting supplier opportunities to the wider team, and presenting internal reports on brand performance to key stakeholders.
  • Representing our company to brand partners in a professional and passionate way.
  • Ensuring brand updates are shared effectively across the business.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of trade plan activity.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have experience using Excel / Google Sheets.
  • Will be confident in data entry, management and analysis.
  • Will have a keen eye for detail.
  • Will have strong communication skills and be able to tailor their tone for different audiences.
  • Will be able to maintain a strong working relationship with suppliers.
  • Will be confident driving commercial opportunities.
  • Will have strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise effectively.
  • Will enjoy working as part of a team but also be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Will be able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Will be a lateral thinker.
  • Will ideally have excellent numerical skills.
  • Will ideally have strong software skills and knowledge of the eCommerce industry.
  • Will ideally have commercial experience.

How to apply:

Please apply via email with your CV, and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us at Escentual, and what extra you can add to our fabulous team. Email: join.us@escentual.com

Full-Time Beauty Therapist - Central Pharmacy Beauty Team


We’re looking for a full-time Beauty Therapist to join our team at Central Gold Salon. Located within Central Pharmacy, we aim to maintain a sense of wellbeing for each and every client as we enhance inner strength and outer beauty. Led by a team of friendly, talented and dedicated individuals who have helped our salon achieve the much-coveted Clarins Gold status, we offer our clients the highest standard treatments - from facials and tanning, to lashes and The Gel Bottle Nails. To us, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Full Time - 40 hours a week
9am-6pm (1 hour lunch break) Monday to Saturday (with 1 day off during the week and 1 in 4 Saturdays off)
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Dependant on experience

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all deliveries have been reconciled by the end of the day, resolving any anomalies.
  • Ensure invoices are reconciled and entered onto Sage by the end of the day, resolving any anomalies.
  • Offering first-class treatments to clients.
  • Maintaining a high level of care towards each and every customer.
  • Promoting in-store beauty offerings and driving store loyalty.
  • Utilising your knowledge of how brands compare to competitors to encourage in-store purchases.
  • Setting and maintaining high standards of housekeeping within treatment rooms.
  • Utilising time in between treatments to check stock and tester levels the store and salon.
  • Ensuring all brand counters meet merchandising standards with sufficient stock levels.
  • Supporting and contributing to the success of other team members and salon projects.
  • Promoting Escentual to customers, while personally maintaining their core values: quality, service and satisfaction

Essential skills:

  • Must have an NVQ Level 3 in beauty therapy and ideally have salon experience
  • Must be able to confidently deliver all services currently offered at the Gold Salon and will be excited at the opportunity to be trained as a Clarins Therapist
  • Will be an expert in all-things-beauty; you’ll be the go-to person for beauty knowledge.
  • Will ideally be trained in makeup.
  • Will maintain excellent customer service at all times, and have a genuine passion for great customer care.
  • Will constantly show a desire to find the perfect solution for each individual customer - and go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction is met
  • Will be passionate about all treatments and products and revel in the opportunity to provide additional services to our current portfolio where appropriately qualified e.g.Russian Lashes, brow lamination etc.
  • Will be eager to learn more about our brands and products through makeup, skincare and fragrance training
  • Will be a reliable, approachable team player
  • Will show a desire to keep their treatments and skills up to date
  • Will be confident contributing ideas to maximise opportunities for the store

How To Apply:

If you’re a skilled therapist with a passion for beauty, we’d love to hear from you! Please apply via email with your CV and cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us at Escentual, and what extra you can add to our fabulous team. Email: join.us@escentual.com

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