Manager, Global Business Planning

Posted 5 days ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Beauty and Fragrance
Category: Supply Chain and Logistics
Seniority: Manager
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range: $82,500 - $135,500 annually

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Manager, Global Business Planning
La Mer
New York
Beauty and Fragrance
Full time
Posted 5 days ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description

Business Planner Skill Sets

  • Position calls for highly analytical, technical, inquisitive, self-starters who embrace and initiate change. Requires strong negotiation skills with proven record of consensus–building across various disciplines and levels of management
  • Analytical experience in demand planning, supply chain, finance, sales administration or marketing required

New Product Planning

  • Global Business Planners “own” new product volume estimates/forecasts from the Concept stage through the Monitor stage. Business Planners support brand marketing & financial objectives through the following New Product Process:
    • Prepare objective, fact-based, detailed projections for each saleable SKU/market combination. Volumes support the innovation planning process and translate into forecast guidelines
    • Provide detailed analyses of historic internal and external like-product performance (shipments and sell thru where available) and market trends. Includes most-likely scenarios for cannibalization, marketing support, door distribution plans, market share/category growth projections, SKU management, pipe requirements, etc. Communicate forecast guidelines to the regions and assist them in incorporating them into their business plans.
    • Global Business Planners negotiate with Global Marketing, Regional Sales & Marketing and Regional Demand Planning teams to gain consensus on projections/assumptions
    • Proactively re-evaluate projections as needed throughout the Innovation to Execution stages and issue detailed forecast guidelines by market/SKU combination to affiliates for local forecasting
    • Investigate unexpected and/or missing forecasts and approve final forecast volumes, gaining consensus where results differ materially from original projections.

Strategic / Business Planning & Reporting

  • Global Business Planners are critical in ongoing Strategic & Financial Planning processes by identifying sales opportunities at the category/product/market levels, creating and presenting reporting to optimize the business.
  • Provide business and portfolio analytics to support the Global Brand. This includes the issuance of several standard monthly and quarterly reports as well as general ad-hoc analyses.
  • Provide analytical support for the annual innovation planning, strategy, budget and long-term planning process.
  • Evaluate actuals vs. plan/prior year, analyze variances and initiate appropriate corrective actions working through the Regional and Affiliate Brand, Global Marketing, Demand Planning, Finance, and Gbsc organizations.
  • Prepare, analyze and issue reports such as the Innovation Sufficiency Side-by-Side, Mix-of-Business, Retail/Trade Inventory Analysis, Phase-Out Assessment, Time Phased Safety Stock Volume Estimates, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for and develop new analytics to continue to evolve reporting and analytics within the brand.
  • Utilize reporting to provide insights and recommendations for action to brand leadership and the Regional teams.
  • Monitor brand sales trends across all Regions and Markets and drive for adjustments to improve demand plans.
  • Drive for Promotional sufficiency. Monitor the usage plans for the Non-Saleable product portfolio which includes Samples, Gifts, Testers, and Collateral items.


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Engineering. Master’s degree helpful but not required.
  • 5+ years broad functional combined experience in the following preferred: Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing Analytics, Finance, Business Development, Consulting
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills- Advanced Excel Skills, strong PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with SAP, Tableau, and Alteryx preferred
  • Strong Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) knowledge base
  • Strong knowledge of the demand planning process and business planning, Systems thinking mindset.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, detail orientation, presentation, collaboration, and negotiation skills.

About La Mer

The Estée Lauder Companies are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty.

Crème de la Mer is a brand that represents hope, healing and one man’s deep respect for the power of the living sea. It all began over fifty years ago when Dr. Max Huber, a physicist, embarked on a healing quest after a lab accident. Twelve years and 6,000 experiments later, Miracle Broth — the legendary elixir — was born.

Since joining The Estée Lauder Companies in 1995, La Mer has become the most coveted skin care brand in the world. Based in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, La Mer is a collaborative, dynamic and closely connected group that has built the brand into a global beauty powerhouse and a leader in ultra-luxury skincare.