Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Estee Lauder New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Brand: Este Lauder Companies


Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide strong strategic and financial support to the Prestige Artisanal Fragrance (PAF) and New Brands Empowerment (NBE) teams as part of the Finance Planning and Analysis function (reporting to the VP of Finance and Strategy). This position requires working closely with the various PAF/NBE finance teams (JML, LL, FM, BK, Becca) to guide them and create an FP&A center of excellence for them to leverage ELC reporting and BI tools and use standard FP&A reporting for the cluster.

The finance Director must be able to communicate and translate financial data into value added business information to enable the various brands and PAF Cluster to better identify growth opportunities, address gaps and manage risks, as well as participate in the development of Executive level presentations of business analysis.

Job Description:

  • Leads the PAF/NBE brands budget process with support on financial model template development, training and education of brand finance teams and supporting the translation of revenue and OPEX strategy into financial plans

  • Support the PAF team with reports and Analysis for the Fragrance Portfolio Strategy

  • Prepare monthly performance reports for the PAF/NME senior leadership, include YTD actual results and the monthly Estimate deck using the ELC reporting system and SAP.

  • Provide insights and commentary on the YTD and the brands Estimate. Connect with the brands to identify and understand the main gaps to Plan, Prior Estimate and Prior Year.

  • Manage the preparation of the Sales Flash report for the NBE and Fragrance brands group to provide instant insight for senior management on the brands performance

  • Utilize the ELC BI tools and Market analysis reports to provide insights for the Fragrance brands and NBE brands including SKU analysis, Pricing, Markets Opportunities, Hero Products Performance, Channel mix and Door profitability, Competitive analysis and Market Share, Gross to Net, and COGS analysis.

  • Develop BI Dashboard for Brands Cluster (PAF and NBE brands), develop and track KPIs for the PAF cluster

  • Analysis of the minority interest brands performance and provide business insights for BOD meeting

  • Review the FSS, DS, TR doors economics and provide feedback to the brands regarding ROI and door profitability. Assist the non-integrated brand with the Actual/ Estimate/ Long Range Plan CAPEX reporting in BPC system. Managing the CAPEX hierarchy approval for the SAP and Non SAP brands.

  • Provide Training and Guidance for NBE brands with ELC Chart of Account, Operating Expenses classification in ELC reporting system, System Access, BI tools, ELC accounting policies, Estimate/Rolling Forecast and Budget upload

  • Manage the process of tracking the Acquisition Brands Joint Business Plan compare to Actual and Long-Range Plan to provide insights on growth opportunities and Profitability and provide insights to management

  • Develop bottom COGS analysis down to SKU level working with ELC supply chain to provide more clarity to the brands on their COGs and Inventory

  • Manager to the Senior Analyst

  • Ad hoc Analysis for specific brands in PAF and NBE brands

High-Touch Leadership Competencies:

  • Thinks Strategically: Takes a broad view of the business, industry, and consumer environment to anticipate

and plan for the future. Identifies the focus and defines where to play, how to win and what capabilities and

management systems are required.

  • Builds Collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion

of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.

  • Strives for Excellence in Execution: Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational

effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures.


Job Requirements &

  • Position requires MBA or equivalent working experience (8 years). Basic knowledge in accounting is preferable.

  • Must demonstrate strong strategic thinking, learning agility and ability to move from strategic to granular analysis and approach as business needs require

  • Proven problem-solving capabilities. Ability to synthesize complex data to effectively communication recommendations

  • Ability to explain, at a high level, objectives, goals and variances to both financial and non-financial Senior Management

  • Team player with the ability to interface with many departments

  • Well organized with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, experience in data base analysis and BI tools, experience with budgeting.

  • Experience with SAP/ CPM / SAP Hana / Tableau a plus

Job: Finance & Accounting

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: 1911956

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact

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