The Estee Lauder Companies Financial Planning Analyst (Maternity Cover) in Fareham, United Kingdom

Financial Planning Analyst (Maternity Cover)

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


JOB TITLE: Financial Planning Analyst

REPORTS TO: Finance Manager


The role is responsible for all elements of a branded P&L, supporting the Finance Manager for forecasting, budgeting & commercial analysis. This role works closely with the Kite’s Croft and London brand management teams, and fulfils a business partnering role with the aim of adding and driving value, ensuring financial viability and ROI of initiatives. The role is supported by accounting, inventory and demand planning teams.


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 Finance Managers

  • Responsible for working with brand management teams to accurately estimate sales

  • Responsible for controlling OPEX and ensuring effective resource allocation

Business Partnering

  • Responsible for providing commercial support to brand teams

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 IBPR process

  • Responsible for stock issues and inventory management for the brand.

  • Participation in the Integrated Business Planning Review (IBPR) process for assigned 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, JDE).

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

  • Analytical support for the Finance Manager

Commercial Awareness and Capabilities

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

  • CRM

  • External economic awareness and risks

  • Advertising effectiveness

  • Industry data understanding and manipulation


  • Finance Manager

  • Director BMG & Supply Chain

  • Brand General Manager

  • Corporate Accounting Manager & Accounting Team

  • Brand Management teams

  • Managing Director

  • Vice President Regional Finance, Strategy & Business Operations


  • Qualified / 1 year post qualified experience (ACA etc.)

  • Agile in approach and positive attitude towards continuous improvement

  • 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

Job: Finance & Accounting

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

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 182680