The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Indirect Procurement-Media and E-Commerce in New York, New York

Manager, Indirect Procurement-Media and E-Commerce

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The Manager role is responsible for contributing to various Indirect Procurement objectives in order to realize maximum benefit to the business. The Manager will work with various stakeholders and cross-functional teams across Brands and/or Regions on spend management initiatives. The Manager will implement category-specific strategies, drive strategic sourcing activities, and build supplier relationship management programs for various categories of indirect spend. Additionally, the Manager will work directly on the identification, tracking and management of savings/value across regions or globally.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional and team player, with demonstrated successful experience in Procurement, preferably in indirect categories of goods and services.

  • 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 other team members


Bachelor's Degree

5 years of experience

5% travel

Microsoft Office, SAP Suite Applications

Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Advanced Degree highly preferred

Professional Procurement Certification preferred

Previous work experience in a Procurement-related field strongly preferred

Job: Manufacturing - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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

Job Number: 186708