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Manager, Business Planning - Estee Lauder

Job in NY New York - USA
Company: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-07
Job specializations:
  • Business
    Business Analyst, Business Management, General Business
  • Management
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Manager, Global Business Planning - Estee Lauder

Location: New York

Job Description

Brand: Estée Lauder - Brand

Job: Manufacturing - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 1912183



• Position calls for highly analytical, technical, inquisitive, self-starters who embrace 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.


• Global Business Planners “own” new product volume estimates/forecasts from the Innovation stage through the Monitor stage. Business Planners support brand marketing & financial objectives through the following New Product Process:

 Prepare objective, fact-based, detailed projections (18–9 months before Ship Date) for each saleable SKU/ market combination. Volumes support the innovation planning process and translate into forecast guidelines.

 Projections are based on 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.

 Global Business Planners negotiate with Global Marketing, Regional Sales & Marketing and Regional Demand Planning teams to gain consensus on projections/assumptions.

 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 (12-9 months before Ship Date).

 Investigate unexpected and/or missing forecasts and approve final forecast volumes, gaining consensus where results differ materially from original projections. Approve orders for release to the manufacturing system(s).

 Issue final recaps comparing actual forecasts to GBP forecast guidelines explaining significant variances based upon feedback form Regional and affiliate management.

 Prepare, analyze and issue all new product tracking reports such as the Global New Product Forecast Recaps, Newness Analyses (side-by-side), etc. Follow-up on unusual results as needed.

 Forecast proposals and final recaps serve as the basis for the Global Marketing Calendar valuations, new product plans and initial costing estimates. Volumes are also used for new product P&Ls (sales & COGS assumptions).


Global Business Planners are critical in ongoing Strategic & Financial Planning processes by preparing, analyzing and issuing product- and category-level reports related to the overall state of 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 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 and Finance organizations.



• Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Engineering

• 5+ years broad functional combined experience in at least two of the following: Finance, Supply Chain, Business Development, Demand Planning

• Strong Microsoft Office Skills- Advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables & v-lookups required; Macros a plus)

• Experience with SAP preferred

• Strong Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) knowledge base

• Excellent collaboration, communication, and negotiation skills


We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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