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The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Innovation & Product Development Strategy in New York, New York

Manager, Innovation & Product Development Strategy

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


About Us

The Estée Lauder Companies are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25 brands sold in 150 countries. Infused throughout our organization is a passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée Lauder.

About the Job

This role defines and implements key short and long term strategic projects and opportunities, with a specific focus on curating, sizing, and analyzing trends. Through working closely with the product development leadership, this role will connect vendor and supplier early signals with analytics and known macro trends to strategize around the size of the opportunity, their connection to known macro trends, and actions steps moving forward. This role will then be in charge of selling these trends back to the global and regional teams for action and implementation.

About Your Responsibilities

  • Liaise closely with product development leadership to curate trends identified through supplier relationships, events, peripheral industries, etc.

  • Keep a constant pulse on weak signals of trends developing in fashion, wellness, and other peripheral industries & identify the right timing actions to take against the opportunities

  • Connect these trends to corporate macro and beauty trends

  • Size the opportunity of the trends and connect them to consumer needs / insights

  • Help sell the trends to the global and regional teams through design-driven presentations complete with recommended actions

  • Perform market and category analysis for a broad understanding of where trends fit

  • Frame and develop business cases to execute recommendations

  • Define and implement short and long term strategic projects and opportunities

  • Manage project teams to co-create and then operationalize

  • Manage coordination of project stakeholders and project working groups

  • Liaise with and update Senior Management on project progress

  • Support and build project evaluation / reporting metrics / KPIs



About You

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10% Travel Time

  • Product development, analytics, trade sales experience

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a strategic, data-driven & product-focused role

  • Experience filtering and synthesizing multiple data sets for clear, actionable strategic recommendations

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to create and deliver succinct, well-designed presentations to management that drives action

  • Ability to work across Functions/Regions/Brands and interact effectively with all departments

  • Builder of strong connections across the Company and with key points of contact

  • Proven problem-solving ability and framework building

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Flexible mindset, with the ability to shift focus, multi-task, and prioritize in a rapidly changing and sometimes unpredictable environment

Job: Product Development - R&D

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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

Job Number: 190963