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Executive Director -Finance & Strategy, Lab Series

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Estee Lauder Companies is seeking a highly analytical and strategic leader to join the Lab Series Global Finance and Strategy team. The individual will be responsible for financial and strategic planning activities of the Lab Series brand and 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: We are looking for a financial professional who understands the retail landscape, bricks and clicks - with importance of adhering to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality. 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. Play an integral role in developing the annual Brand Strategy and Budget presentations; 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 Support Innovation Strategy and Innovation Portfolio optimization working with Global Brand president and marketing, GBP teams 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 and enable delivery of quarterly and annual commitments/plans. Interact and lead 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 and P&L resource allocation to drive high ROI and value creation 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. Closely Collaborate with Regional finance and business counterparts, drive consistency and implement best practices in financial planning and reporting processes across the regions Ensure Pricing Optimization as a key enabler for value creation working with Pricing COE, brand team and regions on base business and innovation Drive Optimization of Inventory, capital and cash collaborating with supply chain, brand teams and regions. 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 Q

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Key Qualifications: Position requires 10 years related experience, preferably in Consumer Goods Excellent written, oral communication and negotiation skills Experience with budget development, management and accurate estimation skills are imperative Must be analytical, detailed oriented and experienced in working with, and supporting cross functional stakeholders Must have strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills Must be extremely accurate Must have strong analytical skills with the ability to research, identify and resolve A mature self-starter who can take charge of a project and follow through to completion Ability to work cross-functionally and navigate a complex matrix environment Strong ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment SAP experience a plus
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