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The Estee Lauder Companies Director, HRBP, Product Development in New York, New York

Director, HRBP, Product Development

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Responsible for leading a broad range of HR responsibilities for the Global Product Development and Corporate Innovation Functions. In partnership with Brand HR, supports in the execution of HR activities and strategic projects that support the functions, including org design and change management. Ensures alignment between HR activities and the strategic priorities of the HR function, the corporate functions and the Company. Works within and across the HR function, including Employee Services, on HR service delivery and process standardization and improvements.

  • Act as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to work closely with the Senior Management team for Global Corporate Innovation and Product Development.

  • Collaborate with functional Product Development and Innovation leadership to identify key priorities to support business objectives and growth.

  • Partner with Brand HR on the recruitment of talent to fill open Product Development positions, as well as build the internal and external talent pipeline through collaboration with the Talent COE. Drive talent movement and development within the Product Development function and across brands.

  • Lead recruitment for Global Corporate Innovation roles. Help functional leaders create strong leaders and managers.

  • Collaborate with managers on identifying learning and development needs. Partner with relevant HR COEs and others as needed to identify and deliver appropriate learning and development support.

  • Provide guidance to functional leaders on the preparation and delivery of performance reviews and ensure timely completion.Reinforce awareness and application of the leadership competency model as a tool for providing feedback.

  • Work in collaboration with the HR Total Rewards COE for Corporate Innovation to manage compensation and benefits, including salary planning and administration (i.e. merit, bonus, promotions, adjustments and equity programs and ensure competitive positioning and internal equity.

  • Foster a culture of engagement and empowerment that values inclusion and diversity and demonstrates fair and consistent management practices. Ensure all employees continue to feel workplace respect and open communication.

  • Communicate and execute Corporate HR initiatives and programs.

  • Maintain a strong awareness of best practices internally and externally.

  • Evaluate effectiveness of programs/processes and recommend improvements and solutions.

  • Lead project management activities related to the function and Enterprise-wide initiatives including collection of stakeholder input, communication planning and change management.

  • Coordinate with global HR service delivery leadership to ensure consistency and cohesiveness across the delivery of services.

  • Work collaboratively with Employee Services to maintain in-depth understanding of HR systems, processes, policies and practices. Align and educate peers, direct reports and managers to ensure compliance.

  • Participate in and contribute to Employee Services activities as required.

  • Own and/or support special projects as needed.


Minimum Education level: Bachelor’s Degree required

Minimum Years of Experience: 8 years

Required Language Proficiency: English

  • Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to influence and drive business objectives while maintaining standards of “high touch”

  • Employee and/or labor relations experience; knowledge of legal and regulatory factors including relevant employment laws

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple requests in a timely manner

  • General analytical & problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal, consulting & listening skills; skilled facilitator with sound judgment and diplomacy

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity & confidential information

  • Maintains an awareness of industry best practice

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 1926720

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