The international headquarters are split between Paris, France and Manosque, France. Manosque is located in Provence, in the south of France, just a few miles from where L'OCCITANE was founded. The headquarters of our U.S. division is in New York City. Some of the departments located in NYC include: Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail and E-Commerce.
L'OCCITANE currently has more than 170 boutiques in 32 states of the United States of America. Worldwide, L'OCCITANE has over 1,500 boutiques and is located in more than 80 countries. Some of these countries include Australia, France, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
L'OCCITANE U.S. currently employs over 800 associates. L'OCCITANE’s population is comprised of both full-time and part-time associates.
Part-time positions are available at the boutique level. Please view our current Job openings for more information.
When hiring, L'OCCITANE endeavors to identify people who share its vision, who are passionate about its products, and who are committed to meeting and exceeding customer’s expectations of excellent service. If there is an open position that matches your qualifications someone from our Human Resources team will contact you for an interview. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of resumes, we will only be able acknowledge candidates whose qualifications match our needs.
Since positions the corporate office and boutiques vary in responsibilities and objectives, skills required are specific to each position. For more information on job responsibilities and skills needed please go to Sample Job Descriptions.
If our Human Resources Department acknowledges an open position that matches your resume, you will be contacted by one of our associates. After the first interview with Human Resources, if there is a match with any open positions, we will then set up a second interview with the hiring manager. The interview process may require more than one visit to our offices. Certain positions may also require skill testing, drug screening and/or background checks prior to employment.
Absolutely! L'OCCITANE sees career advancement and succession planning an extremely important part of its business. The company prides itself on having highly qualified key associates in all positions, not just today, but tomorrow and for many years to come. To get a better understanding of our internal promotions read through our success stories.
As a company, L'OCCITANE is dedicated to providing customer service beyond our customer’s expectations. Training all of our associates on product knowledge, selling skills and skills specific to their function is viewed as critical to the success of our company.
Statement from L'OCCITANE on Animal Testing
L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials, on animals at any point in the product development or manufacturing process.
L’OCCITANE has always been committed to the suppression of animal testing for beauty products, along with associations including One Voice and PETA. L’OCCITANE was one of the first companies to be in the positive list of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) in 1997.
Nevertheless, in December 2011 the BUAV decided to remove their accreditation from all companies operating in China. PETA followed suit this year. This was decided because Chinese authorities still request testing on all cosmetic products sold on the Chinese market, as they view it as the better way to safeguard their consumer’s safety. Our company does not conduct those tests; they are done by Chinese laboratories, approved by local authorities on a restricted animal panel.
L’OCCITANE is fundamentally committed to the abolition of animal testing of beauty products worldwide. Unfortunately given the limited economic and political weight of L’OCCITANE, ceasing to sell our products in China will not do anything to change local regulations. Instead, to move forward we decided to develop relationship with the Chinese authorities to pledge the case for the ending of animal testing for beauty products, through open dialogue.
Since December 2010, L’OCCITANE has been meeting with representatives from the Chinese authorities to find promote alternative tests to animal testing. L’Occitane was also one of the leading European companies to attend a colloquium on this topic in Beijing in February 2011, together with the BUAV and the Chinese authorities.
L’OCCITANE keeps working alongside the BUAV as one of the main beauty brands represented on its dedicated taskforce called China Cosmetics Cooperative Group. This entity works with European and Chinese officials to promote alternative testing methods. The first meeting took place in May 2012 and regular meetings are organized in London, Paris or Brussels.
On their side, the Chinese laboratories certified by authorities have recently launched a programme to investigate alternative testing protocols. On sun care, animal tests have been stopped and our method on humans has been accepted. This is a first step. L’OCCITANE will keep working proactively for these alternatives to be implemented as soon as possible for all its products.