The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Digital Media-Procurement in New York

Manager, Digital Media-Procurement

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The Manager role is responsible for contributing to various Indirect Procurement objectives in order to realize maximum benefit to the business. The Manager will work with various stakeholders and cross-functional teams across Brands and/or Regions on spend management initiatives. The Manager will implement category-specific strategies, drive strategic sourcing activities, and build supplier relationship management programs for various categories of indirect spend. Additionally, the Manager will work directly on the identification, tracking and management of savings/value across regions or globally.

This new position will be responsible for assisting with the development and execution of global procurement and sourcing strategies to support our Marketing, Creative, E-Commerce, Analytics and Public Relations department and executing global programs to leverage significant A&P spend spend. This position will focus primarily on global activities but will also partner with the Functions Regionally and sometimes locally. The candidate will work very closely with the business units to identify cost saving opportunities, new strategic suppliers, provide sourcing support and take ownership of sourcing activities.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional and team player, with demonstrated successful experience in Procurement, preferably in indirect categories of goods and services.

  • Procurement of large dollar ($500k-$5MM) contracts for CRM, Digital Agencies, E-Commerce and Marketing software service providers. SaaS agreement negotiations.

  • Plans and conduct sourcing projects on regional or local level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

  • Negotiate strong contracts to optimize cost, reduce risk and enhance the company's agility both globally and locally.

  • Find and execute cost savings opportunities by working with business unit leaders, to explore the spend data from their business units and any savings or transformation targets that they may have.

  • Promote the competitive sourcing process, initiate RFQ’s to Suppliers, Evaluate Supplier cost proposals and recommend business awards

  • Adhere to corporate standards of reporting for cost savings and avoidance.

  • Meet regularly with Global business leads to identify Global opportunities

  • Remain current on new technologies, suppliers, licensing and financial concepts

  • Develops and implement local supplier relationship programs in close alignment with stakeholders

  • Realizes maximum benefit to the business by implementing category-specific supply strategies, ensuring that products are specified and optimized with the best supplier input and capabilities and using all demand-sided opportunities with selected suppliers

  • Develops category strategies on a global, regional or local level in close alignment with stakeholders, including demand related approaches

  • Plans and leads sourcing projects on a global, regional, local and/or multi-site level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

  • Lead contract discussions with legal, implement contracts and capture them in the system

  • Identifies any challenges to efficient flow of materials and services and recommends operational improvements and/or develops tools to drive efficiencies

  • Develops, leads and implements local/regional/global supplier relationship programs in close alignment with stakeholders

  • Actively drives compliance of the category strategies and sourcing projects with the ELC Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

  • Contributes maximum value to the business through better strategizing, structuring and organizing the supply of the assigned categories, including selecting the “right” supplier base

  • Evaluates and defines the supplier base and secures capacity, plan implementation (timeline, resources, cost, …) and align stakeholders

  • Drives execution of and compliance with the agreed category strategies

  • Supports regional and/ or local sourcing projects related to the assigned categories by giving guidance, providing methodologies and sharing any other relevant expertise

  • Continuously monitors external market conditions and understands their potential impacts on supplier pricing or service levels

  • Plans and conduct suppliers business reviews including KPI and metrics reporting

  • Participates in special projects as requested

  • Builds capabilities of other team members


Bachelor’s Degree

5 years’ experience within Indirect/Direct Procurement or concurrent years in /E-Commerce, or Agency role

5% Travel

Microsoft Office, SAP Suite Applications

Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Advanced Degree highly preferred

Professional Procurement Certification preferred

Previous work experience in a Procurement-related field strongly preferred

Global procurement experience negotiating and contracting with Digital Agencies/E-Commerce and Marketing Sofware suppliers

Competency in procurement processes and contract terminology, Exceptional client relationship skills with ability to build strong internal and external relations

High level of verbal and written communication effectiveness; ability to conduct presentations to large audiences.

Ability to prioritize and manage work on multiple projects occurring simultaneously

Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Job: Inventory Management / Logistics

Primary Location: Americas-US-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 161146