The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Finance, Estee Lauder North America in New York, New York

Manager, Finance, Estee Lauder North America

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


This position within the NA finance and business management team supports the strategic planning, annual budgeting, P&L management and monthly estimate deliverables for Estee Lauder brand. This role will focus on evaluating brand strategies around drivers of gross margin and A&P expenses. While providing analysis on key areas that drive profitability and the strategic allocation of resources.

  • Manage the planning, analysis and reporting of critical lines of the brand P&Ls including Net Sales, COGS and Advertising & Promotions investment.

  • Partner with Marketing team in developing, evaluating and monitoring investment choices in Advertising and Promotion to ensure the brand investment delivers optimum return in line with brand strategy.

  • Partner with Sales Planning in the forecasting and analysis of Gross Shipments, Discounts, Tester/DIF and Returns.

  • Plan, Estimate and Analyze cost of goods and provide recommendations for continued improvement in gross margin.

  • Manage and prepare the monthly marketing deck reconciliation for the brand and support the tracking of GVC savings.

  • Consolidate and issue monthly financial reporting packages and other key reports, evolving reporting as needed to meet changing focuses and / or management needs.

  • Ensure accuracy of category P&L reporting; analyze category P&Ls to ensure investment decisions are aligned with brand strategy. Highlight insights to improve resource allocation decisions.

  • Leveraging resources within the NA controller team, perform the month end closing process, preparation of journal entries and account summaries when appropriate.

  • Liaise with region shared service departments on capital, demonstration and field selling.

  • Involvement in North America Regional projects like Strategy, Planning and Ad Hoc analysis.


-Experience in a fast moving consumer products industry

-Ability to collaborate and drive cross-functional consensus and strong communication and presentation skills necessary

-Proficient in Excel and financial reporting systems; Hyperion & SAP knowledge a plus

-Strong analytical skills required to perform value added FP&A functions

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required

-Ability to work under pressure of tight deadline and to multitask

-Proactive individual looking to continuously take on additional responsibility and improve processes and procedures

-Ability to work independently and in groups

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.

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.

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: 191575