The Estee Lauder Companies Director, Analytics & Reporting (Strategic Finance) in New York

Director, Analytics & Reporting (Strategic Finance)

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The position is accountable for establishing the policies and procedure associated with the development, implementation, and management of business intelligence reporting and analytics solutions specific to these functional areas. The candidate will be expected to drive Data Discovery activities to help business users understand the quality, completeness, and analysis potential of their data sets. The candidate leads the development activities required to enable the solution.

A successful candidate must be comfortable working with senior project sponsors and cross-functional stakeholders to translate business problems into actionable analytical solutions. In particular, the Director of Analytics & Reporting must have a strong analytical mindset and be capable of helping business users and technology resources develop solutions that unlock business insight, enable impactful decisions and drive value from our business processes and activities. Furthermore, as new solutions will often require the business to embrace new ways of working with information and analytical evidence, the Director of Analytics & Reporting must be able to drive solution adoption by leveraging key change management, communication and stakeholder management principles.

  • Work with business users in the Global Brands and Strategic Finance sectors to identify business questions and explore analytical requirements. (10%)

  • Lead Data Discovery exercises to help the Global Brands and Strategic Finance sectors understand their data quality, data completeness and analytics opportunities. (20%)

  • Prepare proposals for analytics development initiatives and present business cases for new solutions to the Analytics and Reporting Council for review. (10%)

  • Lead Core Enablement Teams comprised of business users, enterprise data specialists, data scientists, solution developers and change management agents to build, test, revise and launch analytical tools. (30%)

  • Leverage flexible project management and development methods such as Agile and Lean to enable rapid user feedback, iterative development and continuous improvement. (5%)

  • Solicit and provide perspectives on project complexity, including project cost, data readiness, application development and change management hurdles. (5%)

  • Develop project plans and coordinate Core Enablement Team tasks and responsibilities. (5%)

  • Ensure projects in the development process are enabled with the appropriate change management, training and communications support. (5%)

  • Recognize and communicate key challenges/roadblocks to BIA leadership. (5%)

  • Present regular status and progress updates to operational and executive committees. (5%)


Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate degree in analytical discipline

Minimum Years of Experience:8

% of Travel Time: 10%

  • Extensive experience in project management and product (particularly software) management.

  • Deep knowledge in Brand and Finance Operations; familiarity with other core business functions.

  • Expertise in Data Discovery methods and tools, including SAP Analytics Tools (PA, Lumira), Tableau, MS Excel, Access, and QlikView.

  • Strong ability to translate business problems into analytical specifications and requirements.

  • Ability to learn quickly, form hypotheses, and envision solutions

Builds Collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion

of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.

Demonstrates Learning Agility: Ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly

mobilize to adapt to changing needs and demands.

Drives Creativity and Innovation: Focuses on areas of highest potential. Creates newness or connects

knowledge in new ways to create the unexpected. Ensures that the creativity and innovation pipeline

are aligned to achieve strategy and goals.

Strives for Excellence in Execution: Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational

effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.

Job: Information Technology / GIS

Primary Location: Americas-US-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Number: 161386