The Luxury skincare house where audacious innovation has cultivated a pioneering approach to beauty. 
A place where heritage and creativity are infused with the values of care, passion, entrepreneurship and excellence.
A place where dedicated and diverse professionals each contribute to an inspiring and unique environment. 
A place for careers to grow and flourish and where our sustainable foundation nourishes talents and futures.


Director Global Store Design & Merchandising


Zurich, CH, 8008

Contract Type:  Permanent - full-time

Role Purpose/Mission:

Lead the strategic direction and execution for global architectural store design and visual merchandising.

Creates, communicates, and implements the overall merchandising creative strategy, direction and vision, and sets, guides and creates overall styling and design parameters for all brand retail architecture and visual merchandising communication. 
Will have dotted line/matrix leadership role over the regions to ensure consistent rollout of the vision and global merchandising concepts.


How you will create a beautiful impact:

  • Develop the merchandising vision from retail concept to all temporary and non-temporary elements and assets.
  • Leads the in-house architecture team/external retail architecture agencies to conceptualize and design architectural elements in multiple channels of distribution (department stores, perfumeries, travel retail).
  • Oversee development of technical drawings for design concepts adapting designs as needed for local markets.
  • Guides and works with key partners in the regions to ensure a globally consistent brand approach while being responsive to local needs.
  • Ensures that standard merchandising guidelines are established and totally respected globally ensuring the visual brand standards support the global vision.
  • Oversee all logistics for sourcing and production; supports Procurement for more effective and efficient sourcing.
  • Oversee the design and development of merchandising and tester units related to permanent and seasonal programs.
  • Overall responsibility for budget management ensuring competitive price negotiations at all times.
  • Develops and directs global visual merchandising, planogram and display strategies - working with cross-functional teams (Brand, Creative, Sales) ensuring that visual execution and assets support the global 360 program.
  • Manage and maintain Visual Merchandising Standards and Guidelines and ensure successful communication to all partners globally.


What you need to have to be our next audacious and creative talent:


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in industrial design/retail Merchandising with the ability to create and/or read architectural drawings
  • Demonstrated experience with leading a team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Business/Marketing related field
  • Experience in architecture and merchandising for a luxury brand preferably in a global environment
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and collaboration skill required



Why your journey with us will be unique:

  • We care of our employees well-being: we contribute to the cost of your health insurance
  • On top of your 25 working days holidays, overtime is compensated with 8.5 additional days off
  • Every Tuesday our HQ factory shop is open exclusively for you to access our amazing products with a discounted price and with the advice of a Beauty Advisor
  • We recognize the importance of flexible work: you can work from home on a weekly basis
  • Fantastic office location in the centre of Zurich 




To all recruitment agencies:

La Prairie does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs portal, We are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.




At La Prairie we work on creating a diverse & inclusive culture by having a balanced population and an open, safe, trusting and accepting culture.

We believe that diversity in our talents is the strength of our house and we are supporting professional equality for everyone.

We welcome applicants with and from diverse background.