The Estee Lauder Companies Finance Director, North America Retail Channel in New York, New York
Finance Director, North America Retail Channel
Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments
Directs the accurate and reliable financial and KPI data to base business decisions on for the North America retail channel. This person partners with the Finance Business Managers, Regional strategy team and the Global Retail channel team to help set the strategic direction of this channel.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the strategic planning, budgeting and monthly estimate process for the Retail Channel. Oversee the financial performance of FSS including Cosmetic Company stores.
Produce and manage productivity, sales, and operational KPIs / performance metrics to maximize investment opportunities and drive year over year improvement. Provide strategic analysis and recommendations for action
Support the execution of business planning and analysis to deliver regional goals and review of business performance. Support leadership team to identify trends and deviation. Provide all necessary information to support decision making process & solutions
Analyze Door profitability and compare to Estimate, Budget and prior years. Identify improvement opportunities and work with Brands to implement required changes
Put in place new door post mortem Analysis
Work with Store design to drive down the Capital cost of new and renovated doors
Provide financial analysis and support for the development & implementation of retail systems (ROS)
Provide financial analysis and support for Work Force Management by acting as the finance liaison
Implement and formulate a Financial long-range real estate strategy (3 to 5 years rolling)
Forecasting the financial impact of new door openings, lease renewals and impacts of renovations, relocations and/or closure
Monthly detail sales forecasting inclusive of driving the FSS monthly bonus plan
Analyze FSS returns and work with brands on returns improvements
Lead the development of Regional Brands FSS P&Ls to improve profitability
Deliver additional analysis on the key performance drivers to understand gaps to plan and business risks & opportunities
College degree required
8-10 years’ experience ideally within retail finance
Broad understanding of the annual budget and estimate processes.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong leadership and communication skills
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Good team player. Ability to collaborate and communicate cross functionally (multi brands).
Job: Finance & Accounting
Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 187028