The Estee Lauder Companies Director, BI Development Lead in Melville, New York

Director, BI Development Lead

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The Business Intelligence Development Lead reports the ELC BI Delivery lead and partners with the BI Architect(s), and Customer Engagement/System Analyst team to develop enterprise class business intelligence and analytical solutions that utilizes BI technologies primarily SAP Business Objects Suite, BW, and HANA but also QlikTech and other BI tools in use at ELC.

This position will provide technical direction in the analysis, design, development, documenting, testing, deployment, maintenance, and enhancement of current systems / applications and enable new innovative solutions within the SAP-BI environment. The successful candidate will have the technical expertise and communication skills needed for analysis of complex issues, evaluation and selection of existing and new SAP technologies, and leadership of cross-functional teams to meet or exceed users’ requirements.

  • Own overall responsibility for the SAP-BI solutions and delivery; oversight and accountability for other

BI solutions in QlikTech and associated BI technologies.

  • Validate and translate business requirements, high level design and master data requirements into

detail SAP-BI solutions

  • Coordinate testing, cutover, rollout, and transition of BI projects to production support

  • Manage the develop Business Objects reports, dashboard and analytical solutions

  • Work with the broader BI team identify process, data model, and technical design improvements to

advance BI reporting and usage across business functions

  • Coordinate with architecture team and production support to plan and execute release,

Implementation, and version upgrades of software and system.

  • Define level of effort and provide resources from the SAP-BI team to support these infrastructure

efforts with basis / production support for infrastructure maintenance, operating system patch,

upgrades, and planning server refresh efforts.

  • Help develop, improve, and promote SAP BW/BO standards, processes, and procedures for consistent

execution and administration

  • Effective at managing outsourcing relationships and related support model

  • Define and maintain project timelines for the delivery of all SAP BI related technical and Functional

services; enhancements, business initiatives, standard template rollout globally

  • Manage and plan project budgets, including controlling expenses and keeping the annual budget on an

agreed upon level

  • Manage full time employees and third party consultants both on-shore and offshore to successfully

deliver projects

  • Measure individuals’ success, properly utilize talent, resolve conflicts, and generate a culture for the

teams to thrive and exceed expectations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of SAP-BI tools; SAP-BW 7.4 , BEx, Analysis (OLAP/Office), BOBJ Suite

  • Experience with the HANA platform with BWoH and/or native HANA and sidecar solutions

  • 7 years of experience with SAP BI, with the last 2 years managing SAP BI applications and


  • 10 years of overall professional IT experience, including 6 years of SAP experience

  • 3 years of project management experience, including budget management and requirements

gathering, preferably with sales, marketing and/or finance customers

  • Experience in implementing and managing projects using Agile methodologies

  • Experience in managing a team of technical resource across over lapping short and long term projects

  • Project management experience planning, executing and tracking project tasks and resources.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; refined verbal and written communication is a must

  • Experience working in an international, multicultural, and virtual team environments

  • Experience in working with end-users to define, analyze and resolve technical and business problems

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Having worked in a BW on HANA environment and experience in BWoH conversions

  • Having worked with SAP visualization and analytics tools; Lumira, Predictive Analytics

  • Ability to keep a neutral position and effectively manage time critical, high complexity issues

  • Ability to influence across organizational boundaries

  • Ability to thrive in a complex, changing area with multiple competing priorities

  • Customer-oriented with a high level of understanding of impact on production activities

  • Understanding of ITIL processes with specific experience in Agile development / delivery.

  • Project management certification

  • Prior experience in consumer packaged goods industry.

  • Experience with BI tools and environments outside of SAP-BI; such as QlikView, Tableu; Big Data tools /

technology including Hadoop, Mango DB, Splunk

Job: Information Technology / GIS

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Number: 165038