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Executive Director, Global Finance & Strategy
La Mer
New York
Beauty and Fragrance
Full time
Posted 1 month ago
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Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Beauty and Fragrance
Category: Finance
Seniority: Director
Job Type: Full time

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Estee Lauder Corporation is seeking a highly analytical and strategic leader to join the La Mer Global Finance team. This role reports to VP of Global Finance, La Mer and Bobbi Brown, and will supervise 1-2 team members. The individual will be responsible for the Brand’s financial and strategic planning activities, including monthly estimate, annual budget, and long-range plan. This role will work cross-functionally with key business partners and regional leaders to drive long-term, sustainable, and profitable growth for the business.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary, day-to-day Finance partner for Brand Leadership Team, Global Brand Finance Group and Elc Corporate Team
  • Manage global consolidation and financial processes, including Kpi reporting, budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning; review Global Brand Finance Group’s month-end close for accuracy
  • Conduct monthly reviews with senior management and operating partners; identify trends, explain variances, track risks and opportunities, highlight issues and address problems to drive proactive financial management
  • Lead development of the annual Budget: work with functional and regional leads to develop/consolidate annual budget, prepare budget presentations and supporting documentation, and co-present with Brand President and Vp to corporate leadership
  • Provide financial input for annual Strategy and Innovation planning; think strategically and evaluate investment choices based on both brand equity and financial impact with a goal of creating long-term value for the business
  • Interact cross-functionally with Product Development, Marketing, Consumer Engagement, Education, Supply Chain, Demand Planning to understand drivers of end-to-end operations, conduct integrated planning and business analyses, and facilitate problem solving
  • Drive insights and actions by analyzing market, consumer and financial data; derive improved methodology to track advertising & promotion effectiveness, new launch assessment, pre and post-mortem return on investment, etc.
  • Partner with corporate, functional, and regional counterparts to improve financial planning and reporting processes and provide financial input and guidance into other planning processes
  • Drive financial considerations in decision-making framework to improve profitability and capital efficiency
  • Ensure that internal controls are adequate and perform the role of assessor and/or reviewer in the annual Sarbanes-Oxley process
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses and strategic presentations for senior management
  • Support other ad hoc projects as needed, such as contract renegotiations and Investor Relations requests

Qualifications

  • Position requires 8+ years related experience, preferably in corporate finance or investment banking
  • Position requires 4+ years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with budget development, management and accurate estimation skills are imperative
  • Excellent communication skills, including high-quality slide presentations, clear and concise written communication, and engaging and compelling verbal communication
  • A mature self-starter who can take charge of a project and follow through to completion
  • Must be analytical, detailed oriented and accurate
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and navigate a complex matrix environment
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to research, identify and resolve
  • Advanced Ms Excel and PowerPoint skills; OneStream, Sap, Tableau, Alteryx experience a plus
  • Global / functional experience in the beauty industry is a plus

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.

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La Mer
New York
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