Our group is one of the worldwide leaders in high luxury skincare. Our products are renowned for their scientific expertise and their unparalleled commitment to quality and perfection. La Prairie stands for a unique combination of advanced science, sumptuous formulas, rare ingredients and attention to the details of luxury. La Prairie Group AG is 100% owned by Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg (Germany) since 1990.

In our Global Marketing Team (Merchandising) with seat in Volketswil ZH we are offering an

Visual Merchandising Intern

The Visual Merchandising Trainee will be responsible for helping to manage the creation of VM elements (skin care, make-up, perfume) according to the international marketing plan and/or specific market requests. The Trainee will participate in the management of VM projects and creation of the merchandising guidelines that will be sent out to the markets.

Participate in VM creation:
Help to create launch, corporate and storytelling VM as 3D renderings (2-3 ideas minimum)
Prepare items (3D renderings, mockups) for validation
Coordinate with the creative service and make sure that the latest Visuals versions are applied on the VM items
Manage projects given to agencies and modelers (create brief, ask for quotes, follow up…)

Participate in VM development with purchasing service:
Write/draw purchase briefs with description, detailed drawings, materials recommendation
Comment mockups and final proofs provided by Purchasing
Follow fabrication in conjunction with Purchasing

Participate in merchandising guidelines/markets:
Help to create the merchandising guidelines (InDesign, in English): VM descriptions, technical plans, staging etc.
Create Launch scenographies for windows, podiums, outposts…according to different distribution channels and space locations
Be proactive in providing ideas and content for the guidelines

Add creative ideas to pieces that have impact, are effective and innovative, for use at the point of sale (go beyond the usual list of tools)
Identify and suggest areas of improvements to increase visibility and brand presence at POS
Follow merchandising trends, new materials, competitor launches at points of sale
Generate competitive intelligence and share with the rest of the merchandising team

Categorize and archive all items/guidelines produced
Qualification Requirements
Design / Architecture / Photography / Interior design diploma and 1-2 years' working experience
Knowledge of graphic printing, ART exhibition, POSM and scenography production/execution methods are a plus
Knowledge of regional and local points of sale specifics are appreciated but not required (Boutiques, department stores, perfumeries)
Highly creative skills and good judgement skills to make decisions
Proactive, organised and detail-oriented personality
Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks and varied personalities
Good communication skills, including succinct descriptions
Good English skills are required
PC/Mac software: Adobe suite, InDesign, MS Office, CINEMA 4D, V-RAY or 3ds Max, AUTOCAD
Starting date
As soon as possible for 6-12 months
Industriestrasse 8, 8604 Volketswil, ZH, Switzerland
If you are interested in this exciting position, please send your full application including examples of your work to: Ms. Katharina Bösch application@LaPrairieGroup.ch / Ref.: VM Intern