The Estee Lauder Companies Project Manager, Visual Merchandising and Store Design in New York, New York

Project Manager, Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


The primary role of the Project Manager of Visual Merchandising and Store Design is to ensure that the image of Estee Lauder Companies Brands is maintained at a consistent level of excellence in all retail environments throughout the LATAM region.

This individual will be responsible for the management of store planning and development projects for corporate freestanding retail stores and counters. This responsibility includes proper execution and implementation for each Brand’s image in new stores/counters, remodels and retrofits including the creation of comprehensive bid documents. Oversight and follow up for all construction related costs to ensure they meet approved capital requirements from negotiations and proper communication of all project related issues including store-opening schedules, distributor’s collaboration and contractual requirements.

-Provide “right-hand” support to the ED LATAM Store Design and Visual Merchandising as the liaison between the different Estee Lauder Companies brands and the Affiliates.

-In conjunction with the Executive Director Regional VMSD Latin America, ensure that a consistent look and feel is carried out at counter level and that the overall image of each brand continues to evolve, ensuring a strong presence of our brands

-Provide guidance the affiliates on all aspects of SDVM. Work with the affiliates to identify regional Store Design and Visual Merchandising needs, provide feedback and recommendations. Facilitate and supervise the correct execution of SDVM directives set by the brands in New York

-Oversee the design and construction process of all new doors and renovations of existing ones within the region.

-Responsible for managing the construction budgets (CAPEX) and inform Regional Finance Team on the calendarization of expenses.

-Comprehensive oversight of assigned project’s daily activities as it relates to the following key areas:

-Responsible for coordinating production of accurate surveys of the allocated spaces whenever necessary

-Submit all required information for the brands in NY to initiate the design process

-Responsible to review the initial designs issued by NY with the affiliates team to ensure their full understanding of the design intent

-Support the Marketing team to ensure the proper ordering of VM elements, collateral material and other Estee Lauder Companies supplied items and coordinate/track the delivery to job site.

-Monitor production of fixtures / millwork to ensure its execution meets brand/corporate quality requirements and to assure the engineered integrity of products manufactured.

-Generate punch lists and follow up with vendors to ensure all outstanding items are addressed.

-Continually seek to streamline the execution of Store Design and Visual Merchandising processes within regional context to ensure all markets are working with the same information

-Provide support to marketing teams / Distributors in the production and installation of visual and graphic elements for all region doors

-Oversee / coordinate with Distributors the implementation of repair / maintenance routines for new and existing doors

-Establish and maintain database of existing and new doors

-Create and update database of approved shop fitters and vendors for the region


-Highly creative skills & Work experience at a Store Design field

-Strong design background with ability to follow graphic standards. Basic understanding of retail business. Ability to render and communicate ideas, flexibility of vision, responsiveness to creative input and great visual sensibilities.

-Independent worker and decision maker. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to obtain cooperation from all teams resulting in smooth completion of project initiatives. Ability to work well in a team environment, contribute ideas, and interact with other departments to obtain current information in an ever-evolving environment on trends, customers, market conditions, etc. Superior organizational skills to handle the details of many projects simultaneously with ability to juggle many pressing priorities with ease in a fast paced environment.

-Additional Job Requirements

-PC/MAC software: AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Adobe suite…

Job: Creative / Design

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: 184012