When you think of dream teams in CPG, a partnership between Sephora and Kohl’s seems like a likely pairing. As far as retail chains go, Kohl’s is synonymous with top quality merchandise and Sephora is celebrated as the go-to store for all-things beauty, so it’s no surprise then that the announcement of their new collaboration — Sephora at Kohl’s — has both consumers and job seekers excited. With the announcement of the unveiling of 200 locations slated for the fall of 2021 (and 850 locations by 2023), this joint venture will offer a fully immersive, premium beauty experience that will be available in several cities and states across the country.
With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states, Kohl’s serves 65 million customers, and with Sephora at Kohl’s, the company is committed to attracting new and younger consumers — as well as a diverse range of beauty professionals — to its locations. Replacing the current in-store beauty selection at Kohl’s, Sephora at Kohl’s will be conveniently and prominently situated at the front of each store and designed in a dedicated space of 2,500 square feet. There will be more than 100 carefully curated prestige makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance brands. Sephora innovations in clean beauty and self-care will be offered in stores as well, along with feature testing and discovery zones that include a revolving assortment of emerging, new, and trending products.
“The Kohl’s and Sephora partnership will bring a transformational, elevated beauty experience to Kohl’s from the top global name in beauty,” Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer said in a release announcing the partnership. “This new collaboration is an excellent example of two customer-centric, purpose-driven companies leveraging each other’s strengths to make aspirational beauty far more accessible to millions of customers all across the country. It’s an extraordinary time of change, and I am thrilled to partner with Sephora, a brand that shares our values and our passion for innovation and reinvention. Today’s announcement is a perfect illustration of the bold moves we are making at Kohl’s to accelerate our growth and reimagine our future for the next era of retail.”
So what’s in it for job seekers?
Why join the Sephora at Kohl’s team? Kohl’s is already renowned as a trusted retailer of choice for active and casual lifestyles with its focus on serving families and general consumers’ everyday needs. The company’s mission — to uphold its core values that include building teams, acting with integrity, and taking an informed approach (among other things) — is something they encourage among all of their associates. With the introduction of Sephora at Kohl’s, the company culture will be evolving even further. That includes numerous new roles that offer some amazing benefits, and there are several things that make the new Sephora at Kohl’s roles so unique and different.
To start, each Team Leader role (view an open Team Lead role here) features responsibilities that will focus on not just leading the team, but also driving the business, which is a new type of role for Kohl’s. The training that all associates will undergo will take place every day with Sephora’s expert trainers, who will help all of the Sephora at Kohl’s beauty advisors develop the expertise they need to deliver an exceptional client-centric beauty experience. These Sephora-trained Sephora at Kohl’s beauty advisors will be available for personalized beauty consultations and will assist clients with finding the best products designed with them in mind.
To meet the demands of these challenging new roles, Kohl’s is seeking to expand its overall team with candidates who possess plenty of curiosity, enthusiasm, adaptability, and professionalism. Perks of the job — aside from tremendous company support designed to ensure success — also include some incredible employee benefits. Associates will receive a discount that includes 15 percent off on both Kohl’s and Sephora at Kohl’s merchandise, and there will also be increased discounts during associate appreciation events.
Interested job seekers can browse all open positions and apply to them here.