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Career advice: How I became Revolution Beauty's Global Buying Director

Published: 4-Jul-2022

Julie Thomsett is the Global Buying Director Revolution Beauty, here she explains to Cosmetics Business how she made it to the top of the make-up and beauty giant

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Julie Thomsett is the Global Buying Director Revolution Beauty.

Prior to joining the make-up and beauty giant founded by Adam Minto, Thomsett's buying career includes including Primark, Woolworths, Sainsbury’s and SavaCentre.

During her 16 years at Primark for 16 years, including four as the Global Head of Buying for Primark’s beauty division, Thomsett tripled the beauty business in just three years.

"Beyond the product, the beauty market is a fascinating and fast-growing area to work in and I think you need to have an understanding of that," she tells Cosmetics Business.

Thomsett shares what she believes are the most essential skills a cosmetics industry professional can possess and how to become a leader in beauty.

What attracted you to your first role at Revolution Beauty?

What initially attracted me to Revolution Beauty was both the

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