Head of Merchandising and Strategy (Health & Beauty)

US-New York
5 months ago(8/29/2017 5:07 PM)
# of Openings
Olive Young
Merchandising and Strategic Planning


CheilJedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors - Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services. For more information, visit www.cjamerica.com.


OLIVE YOUNG is an affiliate of CJ Group established in 1999 as a drugstore chain tailored for the Korean market. The stores provide the highest quality of products and professional services to fulfill customer’s needs in creating new shopping trends. Olive Young is proud of it’s achievement in becoming the leader of the Korean market as a Health and Beauty (“H&B”) retailer. By becoming Korea’s global iconic H&B retailer, Olive Young continues to create a new global retail format, focused on inspiring a healthy and beautiful consumer lifestyle. For more information, visit www.oliveyoung.co.kr.


  • Produce and develop ideal retail layout and concept
  • Accurately identify customer preferences and forecasts consumer trends
  • Identify and purchase new products and monitors sales levels of current products
  • Monitor stock levels and make financial plans to optimize sales and profits
  • Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices
  • Negotiate and collaborate with suppliers to achieve the best deal for the company
  • Prepare contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines
  • Create reports on sales, budgets and customer satisfaction and adjust strategies accordingly
  • Attend events, fairs and exhibitions to remain up-to-date with the market’s trends
  • Other duties assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate Degree & 2 years of directly related Beauty industry experience
  • Master's Degree & 6 years of directly related Beauty industry experience
  • Bachelor's Degree & 8 years of directly related Beauty industry experience
  • Associate's Degree & 10 years of directly related Beauty industry experience
  • High School Diploma / GED & 12 years of directly related Beauty industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Retail Beauty/Drugstore Industry required
  • Multi-store sourcing experience with various beauty brands required
  • Experience as a beauty or personal care MD, or buyer position required
  • Experience working at a beauty/cosmetic/personal care specialty company highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge in Health & Beauty and K-beauty trends and products
  • Comprehensive understanding of sourcing brands and negotiating contracts (domestic and international)
  • Familiarity with in-store marketing promotion, and customer service


  • Health Insurance PPO Packages (competitive 100/70 plan - 100% covered by insurance)
  • Dental + Vision (with generous allowance amount per year)
  • Life Insurance (employee + dependent(s))
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave (short term 100% covered)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account (employee + dependent care
  • Free Lunch!
  • Gym Reimbursements
  • Employee Discounts (40% off CJ products & services)
  • Compressed 9/80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off!
  • 401(k) 5% Match (no vesting period!
  • Flexible Work Schedule Option
  • Paid Time Off (generous and increases by tier!)
  • Paid Time Off Balance Cash Out Option
  • Paid Family Leave (family care or volunteer trip)
  • Paid Maternity Leave (paid 100% for 12 weeks)
  • Paid Secondary Caregiver Leave (up to 2 weeks)
  • Paid Creative Leave (up to 2 weeks specified on years of service)
  • Paid Holidays (10 ~ 11 days)
  • Talent Sharing Opportunities
  • Employee Club Activities (movie, e-sports, book, sports activity club, etc.)



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