The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Manager, Human Resources, La Mer in New York, New York

Assistant Manager, Human Resources, La Mer

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments



Responsible for supporting a broad range of HR responsibilities for the La Mer Brand, including employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, career development, compensation, compliance, benefits and employee programs. Understands the Brand's businesses and strategies, and ensures alignment between HR activities and the strategic priorities of those channels and the Company. As a member of the Employee Services team, the role will also focus on transforming and standardizing critical HR processes and procedures.


  • Provide exceptional proactive employee and labor relations support for given client groups. Facilitate effective communication to assigned managers and employees on Company polices, practices, and initiatives.

  • Foster a culture of engagement that values diversity and inclusion and that demonstrates fair and consistent management practices.

  • Work with Talent Acquisition to fill open positions. Participate in the Talent Review process to identify succession plans and develop action plans to address gaps.

  • Own annual Performance Management cycle (PDP) including roll out, training, ratings distribution and process improvements.

  • Manage bi-annual salary planning an process including market research and compensation recommendations.

  • Champion employee engagement activities to create a great working environment.

  • Balance client-facing HR responsibilities with the project work to standardize key processes, which will require travel between Employee Services at 65 Bleecker and other NYC locations.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs/processes and recommend improvements and solutions.

  • Prepare and present workforce analytics to drive business decisions.

  • Work collaboratively with Employee Services to maintain in-depth understanding of HR systems, processes, policies and practices. Align and educate peers, direct reports and managers to ensure compliance.

  • Leverage Oracle knowledge and experience to use data to support process, procedure and program changes as activities are transformed.

  • Coordinate with appropriate global HR service delivery leadership to ensure consistency and cohesiveness across the delivery of the services.

  • Understand the details and nuances around operations within the scope of US Employee Services; communicate business requirements and changes that could impact the delivery of the services.

  • Project manage initiatives, including collection of stakeholder input.

  • Participates and contributes to Employee Services activities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Position requires minimum 3 year’s related experience in Human Resources with HR background and expertise in Employee Relations.

  • Ability to learn new systems & processes. Knowledge of Oracle HR and is preferred.

  • Experience with policy and process development is critical.

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory factors including relevant employment laws is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead incident investigations and provide necessary documentation and manage communication with employees, managers and internal stakeholders

  • General analytic and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and employee relations skills

  • Ability to deal w/ambiguity & confidential information

  • Ad hoc travel across multiple locations

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 164051