The Estee Lauder Companies Director, Continuous Improvement in Melville, New York

Director, Continuous Improvement

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


eliver operational improvements through the strategic deployment of continuous improvement tools and techniques. Lead the journey of the Lean initiative through the enhancement of the company's long range strategic plan which will drive top tier performance. Specifically, this role will work with other lean leads to gain alignment on the execution of the global supply chain approach. This role will also create a continuous Improvement (CI) culture that drives behaviors of employees to challenge the status quo in order to deliver sustainable results in safety, quality, cost and delivery. Support the business to improve and simplify existing processes and ensure capability of the new ones to drive reliability, predictability and efficiency while making the best use of available resources using continuous improvement methodologies.


  • Drive Execution of the Lean and continuous improvement methodology as applicable through local management to deliver successful productivity, cost reduction and/or quality improvement initiatives. Focus on Lean Enterprise in a structured sustainable way that simplifies business processes, while achieving challenging targets.


  • Create a lean and continuous improvement roadmap that includes a comprehensive analysis and prioritization of key opportunities for each site. Include and engage cross functional members at all levels of the organization as we execute initiatives that will drive sustainable results. Success of this role will require engaging, leading and influencing key stakeholders across the campus or site.


  • Ensure the sharing and driving of best practices and lessons learned (internal / external). Leverage use of global communication platforms to fill the pipeline with new ideas and best practices, as well as providing the supply chain network with local CI success stories and initiatives.


  • Deliver sustainable cultural and behavioral changes across the business to build a CI Lean culture including support functions, through coaching, mentoring and influencing employees, business team leaders, and global lean professionals.


University Degree

Travel Between locations. 15% travel nationally/internationally

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification preferred.

Lean Manufacturing Certification required

Minimum of 5-7 yrs. of work experience within Manufacturing-Supply Chain; Experience in Plant Operations Line Management, leadership proven and demonstrated history of utilizing continuous improvement philosophy, tools and techniques to drive significant and quantifiable improvements within Manufacturing-Supply Chain Operations. Must have knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma techniques, is considered a subject matter expert in several areas such as: Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Methodology, A3 Methodology, Pull and Kanban Systems Implementation, Standard Work, Design of Experiments and Statistical Process Control and Analysis.

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-Melville

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 1710590