The Estee Lauder Companies Human Resources Talent Exchange, Program Manager in New York, New York

Human Resources Talent Exchange, Program Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Estee Lauder Companies is looking for a talented Human Resources Program Manger to lead the Talent Exchange Program. This is a newly initiated program within the Human Resources function and will initially focus on our talents’ capability growth, knowledge sharing and relationship building with the plan to scale to other markets and other capabilities (starting with China/US/UK). The program will offer both China and Global talent a unique opportunity to build critical capabilities in key focus areas, including: cross culture exposure, exchange knowledge/skills between China and Global in key capability areas, develop China talents’ global mindset, equip Global talents’ China knowhow, accelerate working efficiency and effectiveness by removing obstacles, and build up network across ELC. The Program Manager will be responsible for successfully implementing and running the Talent Exchange Program. The program manager will partner with various stakeholders (Mobility, Regions, etc.) to ensure successful program management, talent engagement, and track record of success. The Program Manager will report to the Vice President, Global Talent.

Leadership – 35%

  • Management of approximately 20-25 internal talent (globally) exchanges. Select internal participants and successfully run program assignments.

  • Coordination and management of global Talent Exchange Program assignments and exchanges (short/long-term) in partnership with HRBPs, global Mobility, regional leads

  • Development of the global Talent Exchange Program ensuring alignment with Corporate Compass, Strategy, and Business Priority Pivots

Problem Solving & Decision Making – 30%

  • Creation of yearly assignment agendas – per assignment type – in key areas of the business

  • Partner on creating the 3 years strategic talent exchange plan to support sustainable business growth and build up long-term talent pipeline that provides scalable format for broader implementation

Budget Responsibility – 25%

  • Manage budget for the talent exchanges (take into account the incremental cost per person, type/length of assignment, and number of employees participating in the exchange)

  • Meet with HR Finance Controller, HR for HR and global Mobility on a monthly basis to review the Talent Exchange Program’s strategy and business plan; update Global Talent leadership on budget overages/cost savings on a regular basis; manage invoice process

Independence of Action and Accountability – 10%

  • Tracking and facilitation of key assessments and development sessions as identified by the Program Manager in partnership with the Director, Global Talent – track movement, performance, success

  • Allocate, influence, and leverage team resources according to departmental and project needs

  • Develop strong working relationships with brand, region, and function regional leads to maintain learning experiences aligned with strategic priorities

The High-Touch Leadership Competencies provide the framework to build and grow the skills, knowledge, and behaviors in each employee to lead from every chair. Everyone is expected to lead in every position. All of the High-Touch Leadership Competencies are important to success. However, in each position there are three competencies that are imperative for job success.

  • Thinks Strategically: Takes a broad view of the business, industry, and consumer environment to anticipate

and plan for the future. Identifies the focus and defines where to play, how to win and what capabilities and

management systems are required.

  • Builds Collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion

of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.

  • Demonstrates Learning Agility: Ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly

mobilize to adapt to changing needs and demands.

  • Drives Creativity and Innovation: Focuses on areas of highest potential. Creates newness or connects

knowledge in new ways to create the unexpected. Ensures that the creativity and innovation pipeline

are aligned to achieve strategy and goals.

  • Strives for Excellence in Execution: Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational

effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.

Develops Talent and Capabilities: Identifies and cultivates essential skills and attributes to maximize

individual contribution and engagement.


Minimum Education level: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 5

% Travel Time: 10%

Required Language Proficiency:English

Licenses or Certifications:

Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):

  • Strategic and analytical mindset

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience in talent management and/or program management

  • Strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Superior follow-up skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making capabilities

Job: Human Resources

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: 1821405