Oriflame’s success is based on a strong and consistent Company culture, promoting an entrepreneurial spirit and a clear set of values. Everyone who joins Oriflame, whether they are employees or independent sales consultants, feel empowered by a stimulating, creative and dynamic work environment that makes them grow as people and professionals. Oriflame’s greatest challenge in the years to come is to preserve core values and the genuine sense of entrepreneurship as the Company grows.
Various career opportunities
Oriflame presents a global working environment with many opportunities to work abroad in one of the many countries where the Company has a presence. Oriflame has 3.5 million independent sales consultants in more then 60 countries and over 8,000 employees located in offices all over the world working with various tasks such as sales, marketing, supply, financial analyses and legal issues. In addition to these functions Oriflame offers unique careers within research & development and catalogue creating.
Oriflame presents a global working environment with great opportunities to work abroad.
The Research & Development functions in Dublin and Stockholm employ over a hundred scientists and technical experts, covering many scientific disciplines including formulation science, skin research, clinical testing, process development, packaging technology, microbiology, toxicology, environmental science, patent support, and global regulatory affairs.
A creative career at Oriflame means a unique possibility to be involved in the production of one of the world’s largest beauty publications. The core team consist of art directors, layout artists, layout editors and copywriters. Production involves project management, image retouching and prepress, print production coordination, technical layout and text editing. The catalogue planners, creative directors, project managers, creative category managers, print production coordinators, photography coordinators, model bookers, stylists, image retouches and text functions support every step of the creation and production process.
Oriflame is a fast-growing Company that constantly adds new markets to its world. The Company must offer great motivation and potential for development in order to retain employees and attract an ever-increasing consultant sales force.
I joined Oriflame 20 years ago and during all these years I have never felt bored. It’s an incredibly fulfilling job and I’ve always had the pleasure of working in fantastic teams with inspiring people.
Mariusz ZakCustomer service, Poland
Oriflame consultants get the chance to run their own company – setting their own targets, planning income and working hours and sometimes even changing their lives. The great majority who join Oriflame shop merely for themselves, their families and a few friends, while others go on to make a full career with Oriflame, building a business and recruiting other sales consultants to their network. Either way Oriflame has a well-developed system of tools and incentives to encourage the people who join the Company. An important part of this is the Success plan, according to which sales consultants are rewarded for their own sales, as well as those of any consultant within their network. Apart from the financial rewards, successful sales consultants and network builders are also rewarded with Senior Manager and Director titles depending on their achievements.
Training in beauty and business is provided through the Oriflame Academy, most of which is free of charge and online-based. Oriflame offers a variety of training programmes for consultants, ranging from presentation techniques to product knowledge and training sessions in make-up techniques. Oriflame hosts three major international conferences every year as an opportunity for leaders to share experiences and ideas with top management and colleagues from all over the world.
Oriflame’s employees develop both in their day-to-day work and in Oriﬂame Academy, a unique training program. The internal three-step development programme for managers has been created to support and strengthen Oriﬂame’s culture, increasing integration, strategic understanding as well as leadership and management skills.
The concept “Having the right people on the bus” focuses on establishing a structured framework, explicit ownership and a sharp agenda for Oriflame’s talent management processes. The first part of the concept involves presentation and training in attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining key people. The purpose of the second part is to form cost-efficient and effective strategies, actions and responsibilities for “People and Culture” together with management.
A strong and consistent Company culture
The people behind Oriflame are the reason for the Company’s success. But how does one run a company, which operates in more than 60 markets over the world, in over 40 languages and where values, religious beliefs and political convictions vary greatly from region to region? The key is the corporate culture. Oriflame’s culture is based on entrepreneurship as well as respect for and belief in peoples’ capability.
Oriflame wants to ensure that all employees understand the core values and operating principles of the Oriflame culture. The Oriflame Way is a one-day seminar presented by senior managers trained for this purpose. The seminar is given in English, Russian and Spanish to fully reach its target audience. To date, 1,380 employees have attended the Oriflame Way and the CEO and President Magnus Brännström has personally conducted many of these training sessions, as it is a highly prioritised matter in the Company.
Diversity and equality as a source of strength
Oriflame aspires to reflect the globally diverse audience that it serves. In addition to hiring the best talent, Oriflame believes that diversity of gender, nationalities and cultures leads to the creation of better perspectives, ideas and products. With offices in more than 60 countries, each is a venue for diversity and common experience, Oriflame always strives for an even distribution of gender and ethnical background within all categories of employees. All employees should be evaluated based on the same basic principles; performance, experience and potential. When recruiting, both female and male candidates should be reviewed. Oriflame always strives to secure equal pay for equal work and performance benchmarked against external market data.
With offices in more than 60 countries, each is a venue for diversity and common experience.
A salary mapping comparing wages has been conducted at the Stockholm office showing the Company is compliant with both law and policy for equal opportunities when it comes to differentiating based on gender. A mentoring program has been implemented for top women in the Company and a program aimed at women with leadership potential has been introduced as a topic at Oriflame Academy.
STRIVING FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
| Oriflame Annual Report 2010
Working at Oriflame has been a unique experience. I’m passionate about my work and I enjoy my colleagues. They make me feel at home and help me reach my goals.
Nancy Arista MortalesMexico