The Estee Lauder Companies Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, LaMer in New York, New York

Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, LaMer

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The Estee Lauder Companies is seeking a highly analytical and strategic leader to join the Global Finance and Strategy team. The individual will be responsible for financial and strategic planning activities of the LaMer brand and will work cross-functionally with key business partners and regional leaders to drive long-term, sustainable and profitable growth for the business.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a financial professional who understands the retail landscape, bricks and clicks – with importance of adhering to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.

  • Serve as primary, day-to-day Finance partner for Brand Leadership Team, Global Brand Finance Group and ELC Corporate Team

  • Manage global consolidation and financial processes, including KPI reporting, budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning; review Global Brand Finance Group’s month-end close for accuracy

  • Conduct monthly reviews with Senior Management and operating partners; identify trends, explain variances, track risks and opportunities, highlight issues and address problems to drive proactive financial management

  • Play an integral role in developing the annual Brand Strategy and Budget presentations; think strategically and evaluate investment choices based on both brand equity and financial impact with a goal of creating long-term value for the business

  • Interact cross-functionally with Product Development, Marketing, Consumer Engagement, Education, Supply Chain, Demand Planning to understand drivers of end-to-end operations, conduct integrated planning and business analyses, and facilitate problem solving

  • Drive insights and actions by analyzing market, consumer and financial data; derive improved methodology to track advertising & promotion effectiveness, new launch assessment, pre and post-mortem return on investment, etc.

  • Liaise with Regional finance and business counterparts, drive consistency and implement best practices in financial planning and reporting processes across the regions

  • Drive financial considerations in decision-making framework to improve profitability and capital efficiency

  • Ensure that internal controls are adequate and perform the role of assessor and/or reviewer in the annual Sarbanes-Oxley process

  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses and strategic presentations for Senior Management

  • Support other ad hoc projects as needed, such as contract renegotiations and Investor Relations requests


  • Position requires 8 years related experience, preferably in Corporate Finance or Investment Banking

  • Position requires 4 years of supervisory experience

  • Excellent written, oral communication and negotiation skills

  • Experience with budget development, management and accurate estimation skills are imperative

  • Must be analytical, detailed oriented and experienced in working with, and supporting cross functional stakeholders

  • Must have strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Must be extremely accurate

  • Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to research, identify and resolve

  • A mature self-starter who can take charge of a project and follow through to completion

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and navigate a complex matrix environment

  • Strong ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • SAP experience a plus

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

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

Job Number: 1818892