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Work Wear Diaries: Jacqe Yuengtian

Expect a mix of immaculate tailoring and updated classics in the closet of this beauty brand manager.
Work Wear Diaries: Jacqe Yuengtian Expect a mix of immaculate tailoring and updated classics in the closet of this beauty brand manager.

If she lived in the 1970s, she’ll probably look like one of those Chloé girls in the adverts—big, poufy hair, camel trousers and a proper Parisian blouson—someone who walks the high street with confidence yet with the sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice vibe. Senior Brand Manager for Pond’s, Jacqe Yuengtian, in fact, has that same poise, clean and classic style, only with long, shiny locks and a very outgoing personality.

Her job requires her to talk authoritatively and be engaging at the same time; a skill that's hard to master. With such strong but charming character, laudable style and a career to envy, she’s certainly a picture of success.

Read on know more about Jacqe Yuengtian and see the photo gallery to read more about her style.

What exactly do you do?

[I am] Senior Brand Manager for Pond’s. I handle the marketing campaigns [of the brand] in the Philippines. We have different product ranges—Pond's White Beauty Creams, Pond's Facial Washes, Pond's Flawless White, Pond's Age Miracle and most recently, we just launched Pond's Gold Radiance.

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How did you get into this career path? Is this something you've always wanted?

I've always dreamt of working for a company like Unilever. They had a Unilever Business Week program back when I was in college. They recruited senior year students to become management trainees after they graduate. I was a management trainee for a year and a half where I got to work in different departments; then I got my permanent position as an Assistant Brand Manager for Clear Shampoo. Now I'm on my fifth year in the company handling Pond's and really enjoying what I do.

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This job really keeps me in awe of all the fashion and beauty trends that you learn everyday! It also makes me feel fulfilled and satisfied that I have a hand in making more Filipinas feel confident about their beauty.

What's your daily routine/schedule like?

I go to work around 9am. I attend various meetings for planning, execution and monitoring of different campaigns. As marketeers, we basically plan for the 360 of a product launch so that involves making advertising materials for TV, radio, print, outdoor, digital; coming up with sales generating activities; coming up with PR plans and other operational activities to run the brand.

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What do you do on your spare time?

I watch TV series! I am such a TV series addict. I've literally watched an entire season of 24 for only two days! Recently, I am an avid fan of Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Nikita and Lie To Me.

I also love to travel and discover new places so I try to go out of the country as much as my work permits. 

What do you do after work?

I go boxing, have dinner with friends or attend social events.

What do you do on weekends?

I'm usually out of town but on the weekends that I’m in Manila, I usually just stay home to watch a series or to catch up on my books. At night, I watch movies with friends and hangout in Luna bar after. On Sundays, we usually have family lunch then I go to mass and just recently, I'm always at my sister's ‘cause I have a new niece.

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What are your other interests? Hobbies?

I like reading. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction. Recently, I'm more into popular science type of books. I love to travel! I travel out of the country every chance I get. Luckily, my work also brings me to different countries where I get to discover new places, restaurants, icons, food, and other cultural idiosyncrasies. I'm also excited to try new adventurous activities. I just went bungee jumping and diving at the Great Barrier Reef!