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Req ID:  86280
Function:  Sales
Posted:  Mar 13, 2023

London, LND, GB, SW19

VM Assistant


Visual Merchandising Intern

(12 month Internship)


We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. We’re #1 in the world for Fragrance and #3 in the world in Colour Cosmetics with a portfolio of brands that have been known and loved for generations.

Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world. We have some of the most well-known brands in the categories of Fragrances, Colour Cosmetics and Skin & Body Care including Gucci, Chloé, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Sally Hansen, philosophy, Adidas, Rimmel, Max Factor, COVERGIRL and the list goes on and on!

Coty is committed to building a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences helps us build better products, better serve our users, and build a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Everybody’s unique, and that’s what makes the world so beautiful. True Beauty is authentic. Being who you choose to be and expressing that with pride is what authenticity is all about – and that’s beautiful. We believe Beauty should make you feel happy. It should be fun, joyful and give you confidence. We also believe that Beauty has the power to change the world. When people feel beautiful, they radiate joy and energy. Just imagine how the world would change if everyone felt that way, every single day. To empower that change, we at Coty have made it our mission to Liberate and Celebrate the Diversity of Your Beauty.




Reporting to the Visual Merchandising Project Manager, the Visual Merchandising Intern supporting the total Merchandising function, will play an integral role in supporting the implementation of the Visual Merchandising strategy and execution excellence for both the Luxury and Consumer Beauty division in the UK&I. 

The VM Intern is an established team player, passionate about Beauty and the In-Store environment, with experience and appetite for owning the creative but also administrative aspect of the business.



  • Responsible for supporting the Visual Merchandising action and implementation of Permanent and Temporary executions.
  • Day to day support on the implementation of Permanent animations and product launches considering all customer touch points to build customer centric retail concepts.
  • Development of forecasts, briefings, management of external agencies, communication to internal teams, final implementation and reporting.
  • Supporting the visual and video updates across the Permanent estate in collaboration with the VM Project Managers.
  • Key support for new boutique / new door openings, contributing to organise all elements and teams appointed for the launch, attending and actively contributing to physical merchandising days.
  • Conduct monthly visits to key doors to ensure the best VM standards are met and product launches are correctly implemented in store.
  • Collaborate with the creation and updates of VM monthly guidelines ensuring all product launches and animations are communicated to guideline standards.
  • Support of performing administrative tasks for raising Purchase Orders, invoicing, ordering testers and merchandising tools.
  • Integrate sustainability as a key driver of the visual merchandising action.



  • Sandwich degree placement student or recent Graduate in Creative, Marketing or Business related degree.



  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Creative and conceptualisation skills.
  • Office package literate: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong Power Point skills to create outstanding presentations and ability to present to different stakeholders is desirable.
  • Adobe Creative Suit: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign skills are desirable but not essential.



  • Strong team player who is very well organised with a sense of priorities.
  • Ability to work autonomously and multitask in a fast-paced collaborative environment. 
  • A passion for the beauty industry, keenly following the latest trends
  • Strong attention to detail. Creative eye and appreciations of aesthetics.
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines.
  • Open and diverse work ethic.
  • Eligible to work in the UK
Country/Region:  GB
City:  London