The Estee Lauder Companies Director, Indirect Procurement in New York, New York

Director, Indirect Procurement

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Global IT Procurement Director role, responsible for half of the IT requirements and the relationship with key stakeholders in ELC’s IT organization, as well as Supplier relationships. This role will conduct sourcing activities that encompass categories such as Software (including software as a services), IT Services and IT Hardware.

Some of the responsibilities are the following:

  • Coaching and development of direct reports..

  • Accountability for a portion of the Global IT Procurement savings targets.

  • Develop a category strategy for the categorie(s) managed.

  • Develop and manage supplier relationships. For key relationships this includes conducting quarterly business reviews and evaluating opportunities to negotiate across different engagements.

  • Develop and manage stakeholder relationships, which include senior level people in the IT organization.

  • Responsible for delivering and reporting value creation targets for the assigned categories.

  • Realizes maximum benefit to the business by implementing category-specific supply strategies, ensuring that products are specified and optimized with the best supplier input and capabilities and using all demand-sided opportunities with selected suppliers

  • Develops category strategies on a global, regional or local level in close alignment with stakeholders, including demand related approaches

  • Plans and leads sourcing projects on a global, regional, local and/or multi-site level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources

  • Lead contract discussions with legal, implement contracts and capture them in the system

  • Identifies any challenges to efficient flow of materials and services and recommends operational improvements and/or develops tools to drive efficiencies

  • Develops, leads and implements local/regional/global supplier relationship programs in close alignment with stakeholders

  • Actively drives compliance of the category strategies and sourcing projects with the ELC Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

  • Contributes maximum value to the business through better strategizing, structuring and organizing the supply of the assigned categories, including selecting the “right” supplier base

  • Evaluates and defines the supplier base and secures capacity, plan implementation (timeline, resources, cost, …) and align stakeholders

  • Drives execution of and compliance with the agreed category strategies

  • Supports regional and/ or local sourcing projects related to the assigned categories by giving guidance, providing methodologies and sharing any other relevant expertise

  • Continuously monitors external market conditions and understands their potential impacts on supplier pricing or service levels

  • Plans and conduct suppliers business reviews including KPI and metrics reporting

  • Participates in special projects as requested

  • Builds capabilities of her team, as well as contribute to develop capabilities in the North America Indirect Procurement organization.



-Bachelor's Degree

-8 years minimum experience

-15% Travel Time

  • Procurement skills are a requirement for this role, such as: Negotiation, Competitive Bidding, Contractual Agreements, Supplier Relationship Management.

  • Knowledge about Purchase to Payment (P2P) processes and SAP SRM.

  • Project management skills to manage simultaneous sourcing projects in an efficient manner.

  • Excellent presentation skills, considering that this role interacts with senior level people in different functions.

  • Good analytical skills to properly evaluate the categories and strategic thinking to device the best sourcing strategies.

Job: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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

Job Number: 1816621