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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Job Title
Manager, Indirect Procurement - CPS, HR & Consultants

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Job Description
Manager, Indirect Procurement - CPS, HR & Consultants','217970','Estée Lauder Companies','Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain','Americas-US-NY-Long Island City','','','','','Full-time','1st (Day) Shift','','Standard','','','!*!The Manager role is responsible for contributing to Global Indirect Procurement’s strategic objectives in order to realize maximum benefit to the business. The Manager’s area of responsibility will be within the Corporate & Professional Services category, and specifically focused on the Consulting sub-category.

The Manager will work with stakeholders and cross-functional teams across Brands and/or Regions to implement category-specific strategies, drive strategic sourcing activities, and build supplier relationship management programs within his/her area of responsibility. Additionally, the Manager will work directly on the identification, tracking and management of savings/value across regions and globally.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional, self-starter and team player with demonstrated successful experience in Procurement, preferably in indirect categories of goods and services. This person will be highly analytical with exceptional Excel savvy, such that he/she may dig deep into data and parse out critical elements to further the category strategy. Must have strong presentation and negotiating skills; ability to present to all levels of the organization

Category strategy

Develop global category strategies in close alignment with stakeholders, ensuring that strategies directly support the overall Consulting category strategy, and that regional/local strategy extensions are developed collaboratively in order to maintain consistent objectives around the world. Categories of responsibility will be within Corporate & Professional Services, and specifically the Consulting sub-category. Emphasis will be on Finance Consulting, Strategic Consulting, Operations, HR and IT Consulting .
Identify and drive elements of strategy, including evaluating/defining supply base, developing demand related approaches, and establishing related rate cards and catalogs.
Ability to efficiently develop and execute contracts
Actively drive compliance of the category strategies and sourcing projects with the ELC Procurement Policy, Directive, Guidelines and local Procurement SOPs as well as legal and regulatory requirements

Category management

Realize maximum value to the category by delivering on projected savings targets and cash improvements to support the delivery of globally established goals for value creation, while supporting organizational goals for supplier diversity and sustainability.
Establish pipeline of projects well in advance of the following fiscal year, ensuring that plans are logged into the value creation tool.
Identify any challenges to efficient flow of services/materials, and recommend operational improvements and/or develop tools to drive efficiencies
Lead and implement continued rollout and ongoing improvements for Ariba marketplace tool

Data analytics

Pull reports and act as a subject matter expert / thought leader to break down data into meaningful data sets that support category strategy and spend management planning
Evaluate supply base data and utilization trends to establish strategy for rationalizing supply base on assigned categories, and ensuring the appropriate roster is set
Act as the owner for assigned global category data, such that it remains constantly monitored and cleansed for accuracy

Stakeholder engagement

Develop relationships with functional/brand stakeholders in order to better engage them in project, establish project pipeline that supports their business strategies. Ability to challenge partners, when appropriate, and negotiate internally to ensure program success.
Partner with regional IP leads to collaborate on category strategy alignment and ensure transparency of project plans, which may impact them and/or their affiliate partners
Develop, lead and implement supplier relationship management (SRM) programs in close alignment with stakeholders. Plan and conduct supplier business reviews including KPI and metrics reporting
Strategic sourcing / negotiations

Plan and lead sourcing projects on a global, regional, local and/or multi-site level, engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources
Support regional and/ or local sourcing projects related to the assigned categories by giving guidance, providing methodologies and sharing any other relevant expertise


Lead contract negotiations with supply base, ensuring that critical business partners are involved (i.e. legal, cybersecurity, risk and other teams) to implement contracts and capture them in the Ariba contract repository

Market Insights / Intel

Continuously monitor external market conditions and understand their potential impacts on supplier pricing or service levels. Communicate findings to internal business partners and regional IP counterparts, in order to educate and share knowledge for continuous category growth and maturity

Other responsibilities

Participate in special projects as requested
Build capabilities of other team members

','!*!Minimum Education level: Bachelors Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 5

% Travel Time: 5%

Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):

Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint), SAP Suite Applications, including Ariba Technology

 Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills

 Strong analytical skills

 Independent thought leadership and ability to partner regionally and locally across the organization as needed to implement category-specific strategies, drive strategic sourcing activities, and build supplier relationship management programs

 Advanced Degree highly preferred

 Professional Procurement Certification preferred

 Previous work experience in a Procurement-related or direct industry experience strongly preferred, particularly within the Consulting space (e.g.Finace Consulting, Strategic Consulting, Operations, HR and IT Consulting) ).

','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 USApplicantAccommodations@Estee.com.','','','','','','','','','','','','','Manager, Indirect Procurement - CPS, HR & Consultants

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