The Estee Lauder Companies Business Manager in Fareham, United Kingdom

Business Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


JOB TITLE: Business Manager

REPORTS TO: Director Commercial Finance


This role is one of 6 Business Manager roles within the UK Region. The role is responsible for a cluster of brands, managing the P&L and supply chain (demand planning, inventory management etc). This role works closely with the London brand management teams for the cluster, and fulfils a business partnering role with the aim of adding and driving value, ensuring financial viability and ROI of initiatives. The Business Manager role is supported by a FP&A responsible for elements of the P&Ls and acting as understudies for those brands.


Strategy, Planning and Estimate process

  • Contributes to elements of the strategic direction of brand: evaluates financial impact of strategic choices and suggests alternatives

  • Responsible for defining the annual budget and ongoing financial estimates in conjunction with Brand General Managers and the Regional FLT

  • Responsible for working with Sales Director to accurately estimate sales

  • Responsible for controlling OPEX and ensuring effective resource allocation

Business Partnering

  • Responsible for providing commercial support to brand management team

  • Responsible for driving commercial approach and understanding across the brand

  • Ensuring that the Business Management Group are perceived as value adding business partners

Finance & Accounting

  • Strong understanding of accounting processes and principles (industry and company) required, although actual accounting undertaken by a separate team

  • Responsible for upholding accounting principles and ensuring proper processes are adhered to within the brand teams

Supply Chain and SIOP process

  • Responsible for supply chain issues for the brand: demand planning and inventory management

  • Evaluation of New Launch requirements: operational understanding of new launch processes from a supply chain perspective

  • Responsible for running the SIOP process for the brand

Commercial & Financial Reporting

  • Responsible for development and delivery of financial and commercial reporting for senior management

  • Proactively challenge the status quo and use commercial analysis to drive business change

  • Responsible for leveraging company financial systems to facilitate insightful and efficient reporting (SAP, CPM, BI, Door P&L, Smartview)

  • Responsible for providing monthly commentary on the business results & the estimate

Commercial Awareness and Capabilities

  • Work with functional areas of the business to and provide interface with the branded teams on areas such as:

  • Pricing

  • Consumer engagement

  • CRM

  • External economic awareness and risks

  • Advertising effectiveness

  • Industry data understanding and manipulation


  • Vice President of Finance

  • Brand GM’s

  • FD

  • Brand Management teams

  • Managing Director


  • Qualified (ACA etc.) with successful business partnering experience across a large matrix organisation

  • Agile in approach and with transformation experience

  • Comfortable in a large corporate company with a high touch service led culture

  • Excellent stakeholder management ability across all levels

  • Strength in the communication of financial reporting across these levels

  • Regular travel between our London & Fareham offices

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 182677