The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Sustainability in New York

Manager, Sustainability

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


About The Estée Lauder Companies:

We are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25 brands sold in 150 countries. Infused throughout our organization is a passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée Lauder.

About Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies:

At Estée Lauder, beauty is about managing our business sustainably. Our long-term success depends on our ability to make conscious decisions to embed sustainable practices along our value chain. We are dedicated to understanding and managing our economic, environmental and social impacts throughout our value chain. By strengthening policies, establishing baselines for key data and working to identify future goals and targets, we are continuing to build on our heritage of responsibility while deepening our commitment to our many stakeholders.

About Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability (GCCS):

In January 2017, The Estée Lauder Companies adopted an ambitious GCCS strategy aiming to fully integrate sustainability into company functions and drive top line growth. The GCCS team is responsible for overseeing and executing this strategy which includes overseeing sustainability issues such as stakeholder engagement, non-financial reporting, brand engagement, operations: energy & emissions and social investments. The team also facilitates and supports the execution of sustainability goals implemented by other departments/functions.

Opportunity Description:

The company seeks a Manager, GCCS, supporting the execution the Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability strategy. The Manager will play a key role in implementing the company’s sustainability efforts, manage company-wide projects on specific issue areas, and help facilitate sustainability goals executed by other departments/functions. The Manager role is designed to be flexible.


  • Manage and execute elements of the GCCS strategy, and oversee project management, facilitation and execution of goals carried out by departments such as Global Supply Chain, Environmental Affairs and Safety, Packaging, Research and Development, Global Human Resources, and brand teams

  • Track and report progress on budget and work plans

  • Work in close collaboration with key internal business leads, including GCCS colleagues across Sustainability and corporate functions across ELC to execute strategy

  • Support GHG inventory and carbon accounting working towards achieving our net zero and RE100 goals

  • Encourage Brand sustainability efforts, working with marketing teams

  • Lead Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives

  • Benchmark, synthesize, and communicate internally trends and insights from external sources

  • Support gathering data for the company sustainability reporting process (GRI) and investor and customer surveys

  • Support product sustainability efforts for green chemistry and responsible sourcing

  • Support sustainable packaging programs

  • Develop sustainability initiatives and programs for our retail operations in partnership with other key functions

  • Develop goals, objectives and targets for driving more sustainable facilities


Critical success factors include:

  • Master’s degree preferred (business, environment and/or sustainability).

  • Excellent understanding of generalist sustainability concepts, including social and environmental standards (e.g. UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Carbon Disclosure Project, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact, Nagoya Protocol, etc.)

  • Additional subject matter expertise across ELC focus areas a plus, including sustainability management, reporting and transparency, inclusion and diversity, and/or supply chain.

  • 7 years of relevant professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm, NGO working with business, or a CSR/sustainability, corporate affairs, or similar role in the private sector.

  • Experience working in a multi-branded retail company or other industry with high-profile consumer brands a plus.

  • Experience managing multiple, disparate projects simultaneously.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills for high-level interaction with other functions and brands.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills, including communicating and marketing sustainability efforts.

  • Capacity to work and thrive in a growing, fast-paced entrepreneurial organization within a collaborative environment.

  • Highly analytical, can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.

  • Fluent in both written and conversational English; fluency in a second language an advantage.

  • Ability to undertake business travel 25 percent of time or more.

  • High ethical standards and commitment to core values of leadership, respect, and integrity.

Job: Environmental Health & Safety - Supply Chain

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: 1816586