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Manager of Educational Content (Professional Salon)

Founded in Japan in 1887, Kao is passionate about making a difference in people's lives with our high quality products and services to create a Kirei Life for all - a beautiful life that respects the needs of our consumers and customers as well as the planet. We never compromise on quality and craft our products with care for the consumer and the environment.

As a company driven by purpose and strong corporate values we pride ourselves to be listed among the World's Most Ethical Companies since 16 consecutive years. Our corporate philosophy, the Kao Way, guides us in everything we do - acting with integrity, courageously driving innovation and treating each other with trust and respect.

The role:

The Manager of Educational Content (Professional Salon) is responsible for the conceptualization and formalization of professional (salon) content development, to inspire and inform hairdressers and increase engagement with the Oribe brand. They will work closely with the Executive Director of Education, Associate Director of Education Content Strategy, and a creative team of Global Artists, to produce content for various live and digital educational formats, including: 

- Global Events
- Educational Classes for Salons
- Brand Artist Trainings
- Trade & Retail Partnership Events and E-Commerce

The ideal candidate will have a background in hairdressing/cosmetics or the beauty industry, enabling them to make informed contributions to content sessions and ensure quality output. Additionally, global experience within a brand is preferred, in order to support regions in localization of content.

At Kao, we offer an amazing benefits that are available to you on your first day of employment (healthcare, 401(k) plus company match, etc.), 36 total days off (vacation + holidays + sick) and a reasonable salary range of $77,000 - $102,000.  

What you will do:

Creative Conceptualization & Production

  • Development of curriculum to serve various educational formats, including in-salon and academy classes, special events, product knowledge exercises, and artist trainings
  • Spearhead new content and refresh existing content to be strategically deployed and adapted to different audiences and geographical regions
  • Conceptualize event content to be performed by global creative team
  • Create supportive technical content for various NPD initiatives and cross-functional projects
  • Develop content to be performed during live and digital trade and retail partner events

Content Development Sessions

  • Lead content development sessions with artists to bring creative, technical concepts to life
  • Develop and drive project management timeline for the content development process
  • Provide insight and feedback on technical concepts
  • Serve as expert on industry developments, creative trends, and culturally relevant moments to push forward educational efforts with speed and efficiency

Global Artist Management 

Manage Global Artists' calendars - liaise with Global, Regional and Local teams to schedule Artists in markets for various classes and events. Approve and track expense reports for related events and communicate expenses to teams as necessary.

Photo Shoot Briefings 

  • Lead creative briefings with artists and producer in preparation for shooting new content
  • Lead planning and production of high-level shoots for global events and select curriculum

What you will need:

  • 6+ years experience professional experience
  • Prior beauty brand/industry experience required
  • Creative and knowledgeable professional experienced in creating highly optimized, industry informational, and creative material
  • Prior experience with writing and conceptualizing technical beauty content
  • Brand experience at the global level preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or cosmetology license
  • Mac proficient and familiarity with MS Suite, Adobe CS, Slack, Asana (preferred) and general comfort with new programs

How we work: Having been selected among the World´s Most Ethical Companies for 18 consecutive years, we are a company with a purpose and strong corporate values. We never compromise on quality and craft our products with care for the consumer and the environment. At Kao, each employee can actively shape their job and their career. We work collaboratively to achieve our common goals, always aiming to deliver the best for our customers.

What we offer: A friendly and flexible work environment with competitive salaries, benefits package, ongoing development and the opportunity to enhance your skills and deliver tangible results. At Kao your voice will be heard. Your opinion really counts. We believe that change comes from taking opportunities into your own hands, so we value and reward entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

Hiring Process: Kao embraces the diversity and the individual personalities of its people because we believe it is diversity that makes us strong. This is why we welcome applications from all areas of the global community. 

Want to learn more: If you feel you are as unique as our products and want to find out why 33,000 people across the globe opted for a career with us please visit our Americas website (https://www.kao.com/americas/en/).

EOE, including disability/vets



Job Title
Manager of Educational Content (Professional Salon)
New York (West 12th Street)
Posted On
June 20, 2024
Job Type