The Estee Lauder Companies Design Center Manager in China

Design Center Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


  • Design management and execution support focus for all points of distribution for Origins in ELC portfolio. Manages overall operational excellence for Store Design function, ensuring consistency with global guidelines, while implementing and integrating local relevancy, within budget and timing constraints.

  • Delivers speed-to-market design and construction solutions at point of sales for On-time market development and construction documentation coordination of projects for shopfitter action to opening with NY and PDC business partnership.

  • Fostering quality and creativity enhancements in alignment with global brand imagery across Origins of responsibilities by increasing knowledge base and store planning solutions, to influence with creating design alternatives to guide NY and PDC business partnership.

  • Manage budget, develop annual spending plan, track monthly expenses vs budget and provide detail report in alignment and coordination with brand and IP partners. Leverage industry best practices in creating cost optimization initiatives aligning with Origins together with IP needs and strategies to guide NY and PDC business partnership.

  • Organize post-inspection, redline and punchlist for various distribution types and special projects for specific brands for shopfitter rectification and design request improvement as req’d to guide NY and PDC business partnership.

  • Comprehensive archival of projects and related data management for analysis and maintain continuing knowledge of changing dynamics/trends of design function

  • Build strong partnership and timely collaboration with China Brand leaders, PDC and NY business partners. Proactively share and engage CDC master-plan with Brand, PDC and NY partners to ensure transparency and timely communication for action.

  • Develop and Manage specific key initiatives in centralizing and deploying shared services in CDC growth and development.

  • Manage a team of 1-3 subordinates, set clear responsibilities and KPIs, provide on job training and supervision to team.

  • Direct and in-direct competitor tracking in areas of process and innovation in design, function, cost and speed in delivery. 25-50% Traveling required


  • Education: Bachelor degree in interior design, industrial design, architecture or relevant design field.

  • Work Experience: 6 years of work experience in design field.

  • Skills: Computer literacy, English literacy, Ability to communicate design subject to non-designers.

  • Personality: Passionate and hard working with good interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task and to work in a fast paced environment, enjoys a creative, challenging and learning environment.

Job: Creative / Design

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-China

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Number: 165709