The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Manager, Indirect Procurement in New York

Assistant Manager, Indirect Procurement

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Supply Chain


The Assistant Manager role is responsible for contributing to various Indirect Procurement objectives in order to realize maximum benefit to the business. The Assistant Manager will work with various stakeholders and cross-functional teams across Brands and/or Regions on select spend management initiatives. The Assistant Manager will support the implementation of category-specific supply strategies, drive select strategic sourcing activities, and help to build supplier relationship management programs for various categories of indirect spend.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional and team player, with demonstrated successful experience in Procurement, preferably in Information Technology.

  • Works with team lead to execute 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

  • Helps develop category strategies on a local level in close alignment with stakeholders, including demand related approaches

  • Plans and conducts low-to-medium complexity sourcing projects, such as Requests for Proposal (RFPs) on a global, regional or local level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources (50%)

  • Engages in supplier relationship management (SRM) and implementation of supplier contracts. Examples include ensuring correct supplier set up in SAP and other enterprise systems, drafting agendas for business reviews with select suppliers, and collecting feedback from stakeholders through survey creation, distribution and analysis. (20%)

  • Redlines and amends contracts ensuring legal adequateness, implement contracts and capture them in the system; supports contracting discussions, negotiations and contract creation process

  • Ensures uninterrupted and efficient flow of services by providing operational support as needed

  • Assists team lead with ensuring compliance with the category strategies and sourcing projects, taking into consideration Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

  • Helps support value generation for the business through better strategizing, structuring and organizing the supply of the assigned categories, including selecting the “right” supplier base

  • Provides manager with recommended KPI and other supplier/team performance metrics


Bachelors Degree

4 years of experience

5% Travel

Microsoft Office, SAP Suite Applications

Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Negotiation Skills

Contract drafting and redlining skills

Advanced Degree highly preferred

Professional Procurement Certification preferred

Previous work experience in a Procurement-related field strongly preferred

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-US-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: 186706