Senior Group Communications Project Leader (1 year fixed-term contract)

Key information

  • Publication date:19 July 2024
  • Workload:100%
  • Contract type:Temporary
  • Place of work:Plan-les-Ouates

The L'OCCITANE Group is a leading international manufacturer and retailer of premium and sustainable beauty and wellness products. The Group operates in 90 countries worldwide and has 3,000 retail outlets, including over 1,300 of its own stores. Within its portfolio of premium beauty brands that champion organic and natural ingredients are: L'OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian, L'OCCITANE au Brésil, LimeLife by Alcone, ELEMIS, Sol de Janeiro and Dr. Vranjes Firenze.
With its nature-positive vision and entrepreneurial ethos, L'OCCITANE Group is committed to investing in communities, biodiversity, reducing waste and to finding sustainable solutions to create a better and healthier planet. The mission statement of the Group is: With empowerment we positively impact people and regenerate nature.

L'OCCITANE is also committed to sustainability for business, people & the planet, as well as respect of human rights, ethics principles and labour protection. All employees at L'OCCITANE must therefore implement the company's mission and integrate the social, environmental, economic and legal effects of their actions in their day-to-day job. In practice, this means that any employee at L'OCCITANE shall contribute to growing sales, regenerating nature, caring for our consumers & partners and supporting our employees. The L'OCCITANE Group is a certified B CorporationTM.


The L'OCCITANE Group Communications team seeks a committed self-starter for the role of Senior Group Communications Project Leader. This position leads the Group's external creative content, bringing to life the Group strategy to promote the company along the three pillars: People, Planet, and Profit.
The role involves producing engaging content that resonates with external audiences both autonomously and in collaboration with creative agencies.

The position is based in Plan-Les-Ouates (near Geneva) and is reporting to the Group Corporate Communication Director.


  • Lead external content to promote the Group along People, Planet, and Profit
    • Spearhead process to source, create and validate content
    • Produce engaging content for the Group's channels in collaboration with creative agencies
    • Group Social Media: copy and visual content creation, posting and community management
    • Corporate website: ongoing update and optimisation of the website and its content
  • Support the creation of Group brand assets and ensure alignment across materials
  • Support rollout of Group communications campaigns, policies and best practices
  • Support the organisation of Group events including speaking ops, trade shows and sponsorships
  • Support markets/entities in Group comms efforts
  • Support Group's Media Relations and PR
  • Create planning documents, liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and prioritisation, coordinate communications projects
  • Monitor issues and provide ad-hoc support, team support in case of crisis and maintenance of crisis materials
  • Internal reporting on Group communications activities
  • Budget operations


  • Degree in communications, marketing, event or related field
  • +5 years of experience in communication, with project management and in content production
  • Native level of English is required for this position, French is a big plus
  • Proven expertise in planning, developing/producing and sharing engaging communications materials and digital content; basic skills in graphic design are mandatory & basic skills in video production a plus
  • Demonstrated project and event management skills. Experience in coordinating projects internationally is a strong plus
  • Proven track record handling social networks (LinkedIn, Instagram, Workplace, Sociabble, etc.)
  • Experience with content management system (CMS) for websites/social is a plus
  • Keen interest in corporate sustainability (biodiversity, climate, circular economy, DE&I)
  • A proactive approach, with initiative and ability to work independently and solve problems on the fly
  • A keen eye for detail, ability to multi-task, across various channels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the maturity to handle complexity and exposure
  • Appetite for change and challenges, at ease in an international environment with remote & multicultural teams


  • Working for a unique company, strongly committed towards the planet and the people (B Corp certification)

  • Working with passionate colleagues coming from all over the world

  • A unique culture centered around entrepreneurship, where everyone is expected to collaborate, experiment & move fast

  • Monthly allocation & discount for store products

  • Attractive Social Insurances coverage

  • 5 weeks annual leaves & 3 extra-days offered as public holidays

  • Flexible and Hybrid Work environment

  • Public transportation allowance


STARTING DATE: September 2024

LOCATION: Geneva (Plan-les-Ouates), Switzerland

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: frequent travel between European subsidiaries. Able and willing to travel worldwide if required.