The Estee Lauder Companies Senior Program Manager, Global Applications in New York, New York

Senior Program Manager, Global Applications

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Senior Project Manager sought with strong delivery experience of global IT applications and related projects/programs. Prior PMO experience to lead IT/business projects and work initiatives while also providing hands on support to PMO lead.

Function as a project leader and IT professional, applying technical expertise and project management best practices (including Agile) to help ensure projects meet their goals/objectives. Responsible for overall coordination, risk management and stability of project oriented work efforts. Receives general direction and guidance, but must be able to work in a highly collaborative environment and also function as an individual contributor.

  • Manages one or more cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity. Especially in the area of Business Integration and Enterprise Data Management.

  • Uses project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.

  • Effectively applies ELC / IT (GIS) PMO methodology and enforces project standards across projects and work efforts.

  • Assembles project plans and teamwork assignments

  • Directs and monitors work efforts on a daily basis

  • Identifies resource needs and ensures resources are accountable and delivering against their project commitments.

  • Performs quality reviews and follows quality assurance procedures

  • Manages project risk exposure and escalates functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.

  • Tracks key project milestones and manages project plans, budget and/or resources to meet the needs of stakeholders based on agreed requirements and scope, using defined change control processes.

  • Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources (people/money) of the work effort being managed.

  • Provides Project Financial Management, to:

a.Ensure project funding processes are completed

b.Manage project budget and changes

c.Track and report team hours and expenses on a weekly basis

d.Update project forecasts on a monthly basis

e.Track and report on project burn rate

  • Manages interdependencies across IT, working with other Project and Program Managers in order to identified and manage interdependent deliverables.

  • Ensures project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately.

  • Selects appropriate work procedures and approaches to address technical/functional, process and/or people challenges.

  • Leads and/or supports various work efforts (assigned by the head of Global Applications Portfolio) which include efforts to enhance PPM (Project Portfolio Management) process maturity across the PMO and IT (GIS) department as well as efforts that support the ELC and Global Applications strategies.


Must have 10 years delivering complex global IT application projects/programs, working at various levels.

Proven track record and experience in delivering projects within time and budget

Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools such as those defined by Project Management Institute (PMI) and included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This should include knowledge and use of resource management, portfolio management, demand management and governance techniques.

Must have experience with all core aspects of the Application Lifecycle (SDLC) on several platforms and across retail business processes (including Concept to Market, Business Integration / Data Analytics, Supply Chain).

Experience leading large complex cross functional projects / programs impacting core business processes including Business Integration & Enterprise Data Management.

Experience of having worked for a similar large scale global organization in a highly matrix, dynamic and managed environment

Experience of managing relationships and deliverables across global IT and business organizations

Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

Advanced user of Microsoft application (i.e. Power Point / Excel)

Expert knowledge of Microsoft Project

Knowledge and experience using/administering PPM Tools (preferred)

Methodical in approach

Agile Project Management Experience (preferred)

ITIL certifications (preferred)

Licenses Or Certifications: PMP / PgMP and/or other accredited PMI or PM certification (such as Prince 2)

 % of Travel 5-10%

Job: Information Technology / GIS

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 162287