The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Strategic Finance in New York, New York

Manager, Strategic Finance

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Reporting to the Director of Strategic Finance-Gross Margin Management and working closely with Brand FP&A, this position will oversee the New Product Costing Process and Gross Margin Management for La Mer, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone brands. The primary function of this role is to drive strategies and tactics aimed at delivering margin objectives while promoting sustainable, profitable growth. The position partners with brand management and cross-functionally to impart the profitable management of new and existing products including a focus on SKU Profitability, SKU Rationalization and portfolio management.


  • Spearhead the New Product Costing Process in the La Mer, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone brands. Liaise with brand management, Global Marketing and the brands’ functional teams to launch innovative products that meet strategic profitability objectives.

  • Partner with the Global Marketing teams to develop accurate cost estimates for new product launches and limited life offerings. Contribute to improving the accuracy and timing of cost estimates.

  • Collaborate with Global Marketing and the brands’ functional teams for the purpose of achieving the optimal costs for new products while maintaining brand equity and innovation.

  • Provide early margin impact analyses on new products at a regional and global level and prior to any purchase commitments being made. Work closely with Global Marketing to improve profitability on products that don’t meet corporation and brand targets.

  • Perform Strategic Planning and “What if Scenarios” involving current/future year COG impacts of new product scenarios.

  • Collaborate with brand FP&A, Global Marketing and Global Business Planning on SKU Profitability and SKU Rationalization processes for new and existing products with the objective of maximizing portfolio profitability and product mix.

  • Contribute to the development of return-on-investment (ROI) modeling for new launches in coordination with brand FP&A, Global Business Planning and Global Marketing.

  • Act as business partner to the brands by performing various special projects and analyses that drive effective decision-making.

  • Contribute guidance, information and analyses to the Global Brands during their annual Strategy and Plan development.

  • Assist in the automation and enhancement of existing manual processes and reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting

  • Minimum 5 years of experience

  • Highly analytical and detailed-oriented; ability to persuade and steer decision-making

  • Experience with SAP and Tableau a plus

  • Team player with strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

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: 192248