The Estee Lauder Companies Director, Brand Procurement, Bobbi Brown in New York, New York

Director, Brand Procurement, Bobbi Brown

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Drive new launch activity to achieve Revenue and COGS goals, Focus communications with all levels of the Supplier organizations to achieve their full understanding of global policies, requirements of costs, service and quality to better support our organization. Responsible for managing category or sub category of business for total cost management within an assigned Brand. This will include negotiating contracts for both new product launches and repeat business. Assigns work to Analysts for SAP data entry for Contracts, Tooling purchase orders and Misc PO's.

  • Manage specific launches within a Brand or sub category of Brand $51M to $125M.

  • Initiate RFQ’s to Suppliers with costing specifications with support from data analyst/buyer.

  • Support cost reduction opportunities with BCM Leader to achieve PMT goals.

  • Develop individual COGs reductions opportunities.

  • Attend PPD and GBSC meetings and or related meetings weekly or bimonthly as required

  • Obtain supplier development schedules, review with Package Development and gain consensus to final critical event path. Provide GBSC with key milestones: PO due, Production start up and the delivery schedule and manage with suppliers accordingly.

  • Purchase price analysis: Analyze monthly PPV report and report key findings/explanations and report into director supervisor.

  • Coordinate with Data Stewards any supplier information requiring changes.

  • Evaluate Supplier cost proposals and recommend business awards to direct supervisor and to EBC as needed.

  • Manage supplier charge backs and quality/service issues as required.

  • Recommend suppliers to bid on new programs to Direct Supervisor

  • Solicit Category Lead input on new business awards

  • Understand and Maintain knowledge of key metrics leading to supplier selection and awards

Quality, VRR/Service metrics, Category Strategies

  • Establish pricing and standard costing for purchased items to align with Brand COGS targets

  • Review and issue preliminary costs as required. Responsible for the accuracy of costs.

  • Support feasibility costing on all 4/5 star launches.

  • Maintain favorable PPV – report negative PPV results to direct supervisor.

  • Issue requests for WBS numbers and create tooling purchase orders or indirect purchase orders for misc. spend in SRM.

  • Drive value analysis projects assigned or identified. Attend all VA meetings for area of responsibility.

  • Drive execution and implementation of costs savings projects.

  • Develop strong relationships and communications within all levels of ELC and Supplier Community to drive GSR strategic initiatives. Collaborate with Category Leads and teams to align with Category Strategies.

  • Attend kick off meetings with Quality, Packaging, Supplier and Package Engineering for all key strategic and or 5 Star launches.

  • Align Business Award with input from Development teams, Engineering, QA and Category leads for all 4/5 star launches


University degree

Min 10 years related experience

CPSM certification preferred

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Computer Knowledge in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, applications in Project Management systems.

Excellent data management/analysis skills.

SAP experience preferred.

Must be able to travel outside home base office and work in NYC and LI offices

Travel may be required: NA, Europe, AP region

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 182393