The Estee Lauder Companies Public Affairs Manager in Diegem, Belgium

Public Affairs Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


About The EstéeLauder Companies

We are the global leader in prestige beauty —

delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring

them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely

on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio

of 25 brands sold in 150 countries. Infused throughout our organization is a

passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and

invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée


About Global Public Affairs

The Global Public Affairs function enables The Estée Lauder

Companies to understand, anticipate, and manage the global political

environment in which it does business. In partnership with internal colleagues

and consultants, the Global Public Affairs team works to build relationships

with key external stakeholders (i.e., governments, regulators, NGO’s, communities

and trade associations), and develop strategies to leverage business

opportunities, mitigate risk, and advance the interests of the company. The

Global Public Affairs team is committed to ensuring that ELC maintains its

position as the leader in prestige beauty.

Position Description

The Manager, Global Public Affairs, will support the Vice

President, Global Public Affairs EMEA to develop and execute the Public Affairs

strategy to further advance The Estée Lauder Companies position and business

interests in the region. This role will support internal and external

decision-makers’ understanding, appreciation and consideration of relevant

insights in the development of public policy, corporate policy and business

strategies. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial

self-starter who can lead initiatives with both substance expertise and project

management skills. This role requires understanding

of the political, social, and economic landscape of the region and a solid

knowledge of the European Union and its institutional framework.


  • Monitorpolicy trends and developments in the region that are relevant to The EstéeLauder Companies’ business priorities and operations.

  • RepresentThe Estée Lauder Companies with institutional and other external stakeholders.

  • Contributeto industry discussions and positions in trade associations in which The EstéeLauder Companies is involved (e.g. Cosmetics Europe, AIM and AMCHAM EU).

  • Analyzeand assess potential implications of upcoming legislation or policy to identifyrisks and opportunities to inform the company’s position and actions.

  • Ensurethat the Senior Management and other departments or functions are well-informedand have a thorough understanding of the impact of relevant policy actions anddecisions.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to internalcolleagues in legal, regulatory, communications, citizenship &sustainability, supply chain and R&D.

  • Coordinate meetings and forums in support ofthe company’s Public Affairs agenda.

  • Manage consultant relationships to ensuredeliverables are effectively met within agreed upon timeframe and budget.


  • 5 years of relevant experience working with the European Institutions, including the European Parliament.

  • Masters’ degree in European Affairs, European Law, Political Science or related field required.

  • Fluent in both written and conversational English required; fluency in a second European language is an advantage.

  • Highly analytical, can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to effectively convey technical information.

  • Strategic, independent, self-starter and a team player attitude.

  • Strong organizational, project management and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong track record in managing multiple processes and projects through collaborative relationships.

Job: Legal

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-BE-VBR-Diegem

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 192084