Unilever Director, Professional Education in El Segundo, California

Director, Professional Education

Title:Director, Professional Education

Location:El Segundo, CA

Department:Corporate Education

Description

The leader in clinical skincare in both the retail and professional arenas is seeking a key employee to fill the position of Director of Professional Education, to report into the VP of Global Education.

This position will create/set the Education Strategy for Murad’s Professional Education initiatives. This role will work directly with sales, research & development and the marketing team in translating science terminology into education modules for the retail consumer and the esthetic community. He or she will develop strong partnerships with all sales channels to understand their end consumer and provide appropriate content and substantiation to support sell-in and sell-through initiatives.

This position is both strategic and hands-on and with their team will generate content to support the brand in communication vehicles ranging from technical documents, training modules, protocols, technical briefs and product knowledge profiles, through to consumer communications (in concert with the marketing teams).

The candidate will develop Murad’s Educational Curriculum & Advance Curriculum; training esthetic field educators through collaboration alongside our partners.

This will also be a self-motivated individual who will seek out new ways to maintain the brand’s competitive edge by maintaining excellence in education through innovative means. Examples include but are not limited to: conducting online seminars for the end consumer and creating educational programs for the esthetic community including our International channel.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Play a strategic role in our content and communication strategy; help develop a “skin expert” voice for the brand

  • Develop training curriculum materials for new product launches and ongoing product training

  • Develop product knowledge modules for consumer arenas

  • Develops solid understanding of current and new processes as they affect the functional end user groups to determine fit/gap of training materials and develop best practice process for inclusion in all training materials

  • Work with Public Relations to position product features and benefit stories for both trade and consumer press

  • Present at sales events and speaking or holding classes at key industry functions, including trade shows as needed

  • Present with Marketing to major esthetic partners and their education teams as needed

  • Strategically direct education and training activities to provide innovation and results oriented selling tools and techniques

  • Develop and manage Education budget within the Marketing budget

  • Fact check on product claims and consumer marketing copy

  • Other responsibilities as required and as the position evolves

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 2 Managers

  • Proven track record effectively managing and inspiring a team

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Must have exceptional writing skills

  • Must have strong execution skills

  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Must have the innate ability to motivate and inspire other professionals in the industry; demonstrated understanding of professional industry

  • Must be a self-starter who exercises flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and opportunity

  • Must be collaborative

  • Proven track record of education development with a background in science-based education

  • Strong sense of competitive landscape

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Internet, Skype, Goto Meeting, Webinars)

  • Knowledge of interactive training programs and tools

  • Ability to travel throughout the geographic region as necessary; including international travel as required

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently

  • Ability to read communication styles of team members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, and partners

EXPERIENCE /EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; minimum 10+ years’ experience in similar role

  • Licensed Esthetician preferred

About Murad:

America’s leading doctor brand preserves beautiful skin from the inside out. Murad is the epicenter of next-generation skincare renowned for innovation, backed by clinical proof, awarded for performance, recognized for industry firsts, and inspired by a global demand for Doctor-developed products.

Skincare is healthcare: Dr. Murad’s revolutionary philosophy made more than 30 years ago is our purpose. As a Board-certified Dermatologist, trained Pharmacist and author, Dr. Murad happily and humbly captains a culture committed to beautiful skin through whole-body health.

This is an exciting time to join the Murad family as we chart our next industry first, Connected Beauty: Cutting-edge formulas connect with proven lifestyle practices and professional care for physical, psychological and cultural health. We walk the walk with bright, “eyes up” meeting spaces, ingredient technology advances for global skincare challenges, purposeful goals and philanthropic opportunities. Join the team and experience how a Connected Life is a Beautiful Life.

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