The Estee Lauder Companies Vice President, Ethics & Compliance in New York, New York

Vice President, Ethics & Compliance

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Promote a strong ethics and compliance culture by developing and deploying an effective Ethics & Compliance Program in partnership with the Employment & Compliance Leader, which includes providing guidance regarding established corporate-wide Ethics & Compliance Program, creating policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable laws, regulations and other governmental requirements as appropriate; developing, implementing and managing additional program infrastructure, policies and practices as needed; providing training and advice and counsel on a range of topics including conflicts of interest, anti-corruption and gifts and entertainment; assisting in internal investigations; and ensuring that employee and third-party concerns are addressed in a prompt and thorough manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the continued development, implementation and monitoring of ethics and compliance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws/regulations.

  • Provide day-to-day proactive ethics and compliance legal advice; identify creative, compliant solutions to achieve business goals and strategies.

  • Collaborate with Human Resources, Global Security, Internal Control, Finance and other stakeholders to resolve issues and mitigate risk.

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to strengthen the Company’s international third-party vetting program.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate records and metrics for the Ethics and Compliance Program.

  • Develop and implement tools/programming/training/communications that promote a culture of ethics and compliance that ensures that employees speak up about concerns and have a strong understanding of the Ethics and Compliance Program; develop innovative approaches to training to encourage employee engagement.

  • Develop and deliver training to educate employees on a broad range of ethics and compliance topics.

  • Act as liaison with Internal Control for anti-corruption and compliance controls audits.

  • Supervise the operation of the Ethics & Compliance Hotline and ensure that reports are appropriately assigned, investigated and resolved in compliance with internal procedures.

  • Monitor legal developments, enforcement and compliance requirement trends and calibrate Ethics & Compliance Program accordingly.

  • Conduct/support global risk assessments and propose and ensure appropriate responsibility for oversight in risk areas.

  • Prepare reports for senior management on the operation and status of the Company’s Ethics & Compliance program.

  • Provide support, as needed, to the Ethics and Compliance Committee.


  • J.D. and a minimum of 10 years of experience in ethics and compliance or related function. Justice Department, law firm or corporate compliance role preferred prior experience.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of applicable ethics and compliance requirements, compliance risk-management practices and methodologies, including risk assessment, monitoring and testing activities.

  • Significant knowledge and experience in implementing training and communications processes and programs; strong project management skills.

  • Strong experience with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA), and other Anti-Corruption and Compliance-related laws/issues, including program design, training, and/or audit.

  • Experience in conducting investigations and managing the investigations process, including the management and tracking of the investigation lifecycle and close-out process.

  • Strong ability to think strategically to resolve matters effectively and efficiently and to build collaborative relationships with senior management, business leaders and HR, while managing shifting priorities.

  • Admission in good standing to the Bar of the State of New York.

  • Excellent legal and business judgment; a high degree of discretion; strong analytical skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and strong presentation skills.

Job: Legal

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: 187367