The Estee Lauder Companies Procurement Manager in Markham, Ontario

Procurement Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments



This manager role is responsible for Indirect Procurement for Estee Lauder Companies’ Canada affiliate. This includes owning value creation targets, stakeholder relationships with the affiliate business leaders (General Manager, Finance Director, Brand Leaders) as well as relationships with stakeholders in the North America Supply Chain and R&D operations based in Canada.

This role has a direct report (Indirect Procurement Assistant Manager, Canada Facilities sourcing) and will ensure all Indirect Procurement needs are addressed either by the team in Canada, or by the regional North America team depending on the size or category of the spend.

In addition to Canada-specific responsibilities, this role has regional procurement responsibilities for a portion of the North America Corporate Services category. These could include Financial Services, Travel & Events, Consulting Services and HR Services.


  • Realizes maximum benefit to the business by implementing category-specific supply strategies, ensuring that products are specified and optimized with the best supplier input and capabilities and using all demand-sided opportunities with selected suppliers

  • Develops category strategies on a global, regional or local level in close alignment with stakeholders, including demand related approaches

  • Plans and leads sourcing projects on a global, regional, local and/or multi-site level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

  • Lead contract discussions with legal, implement contracts and capture them in the system

  • Identifies any challenges to efficient flow of materials and services and recommends operational improvements and/or develops tools to drive efficiencies

  • Develops, leads and implements local/regional/global supplier relationship programs in close alignment with stakeholders

  • Actively drives compliance of the category strategies and sourcing projects with the ELC Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

  • Contributes maximum value to the business through better strategizing, structuring and organizing the supply of the assigned categories, including selecting the “right” supplier base

  • Evaluates and defines the supplier base and secures capacity, plan implementation (timeline, resources, cost, …) and align stakeholders

  • Drives execution of and compliance with the agreed category strategies

  • Supports regional and/ or local sourcing projects related to the assigned categories by giving guidance, providing methodologies and sharing any other relevant expertise

  • Continuously monitors external market conditions and understands their potential impacts on supplier pricing or service levels

  • Plans and conduct suppliers business reviews including KPI and metrics reporting

  • Participates in special projects as requested

  • Builds capabilities of other team members


Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: 5 years

Competencies: 5%


Job: Purchasing / Procurement / Materials Management

Primary Location: Americas-CA-ON-Markham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 163139