The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Manager, Store Planning & Development, ELC in New York

Assistant Manager, Store Planning & Development, ELC

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Key Requirements & Qualifications:

  • College Degree in Interior Design or Architecture

  • Minimum years of experience: 5

  • % travel time: 25%

  • Prior experience in retail design and project management

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail, multi-tasking, deadline driven.

  • Solution and result oriented.

  • Knowledge of the construction and manufacturing process of retail fixtures.

  • Ability to read and analyze a Store Design Layout.

  • Ability to read/redline shop drawings.

  • Interest and curiosity for retail design, architecture, manufacturing.

  • Fluent in English with strong verbal and written skills.

  • Self-motivated, team player, strong at collaborative working relationships, and influential and cross-functional coordination.

  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral presentation skills

  • Flexible and used to working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Fluency in AutoCAD.

  • Working knowledge of 3D modeling tools like Vectorworks or SketchUp.

  • Fluency in Adobe Suite.

  • Responsible for assisting in the management of store design development across the ELC brand portfolio for the North America region.

  • Responsible for assisting with the design development and project management of retail stores and branded beauty counters for assigned brand(s).

  • Supporting the brands in the design and execution of Free Standing Stores and Counters.

  • Work collaboratively with Store Design and Visual Merchandising colleagues at RDDC NA to achieve best practices and standardization across brands.

  • Working independently yet collaboratively with RDDC team.

  • Be a colleague who is passionate about current retail trends and the future of the beauty industry.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing and implementing regional design standards for retail department store and freestanding store locations.

  • Work with Landlords/Retail partners and internal Brand partners to drive adherence to schedule and budget.

  • Collaborate with internal key partners including but not limited to Indirect Procurement, Legal, Finance, Brand Sales and Brand Global Store Design.

  • Work with external partners including but not limited to General Contractors, Architects and Fixture Contractors to bid projects and assess project costs.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively on schedule and budget with brands and internal corporate entities on progress of shops.

  • Work with Landlords/Retail partners to ensure schedules are met and documentation is complete and timely.

  • Lead communications with architect vendors to ensure drawings are to ELC standards and clearly communicate the design intent to contractors.

  • Bid and award projects.

  • Review shop drawings, change orders, and generally manage projects per RDDC NA standards.

  • Assist in turnover of shores to the brands in a professional and clear manner.

  • Organize post-installation punch lists and follow through.


Job: Retail - Corporate

Primary Location: Americas-US-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: 1813942