Senior Lead, Program Management, R&D Operations

The Estee Lauder Companies

Long Island City, NY 11120

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

**Senior Lead, Program Management, R&D Operations**


**Brand:** Estée Lauder Companies


**Description**


The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Inc. is a Fortune 500, multinational manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, headquartered in New York City. As the global leader in prestige beauty, we touch over half a billion consumers a year. The company owns a diverse portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through both digital commerce and retail channels.


**Position Summary**


We are seeking a dynamic Program Manager ideally with CPG, Pharma or Retail company experience. Consultative by nature with the ability to work independently &/or collaboratively. Lead project teams, mentors and provides hands-on support, as this global multi-year highly regulated industies project contains high complexity with a significant impact to the business. Operational background is a major plus; specifically working within the following disciplines: Clinical, Packaging, Regulatory, Quality, Operations, Innovation, Planning, Product Development


The Senior Lead, Program Management is responsible for full lifecycle management of a product/service. They manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, specifying market requirements for current and future products. They lead ideation, technical development, and launch of new products. Additionally, they establish a shared vision with business unit stakeholders by building consensus on priorities and product execution.


**Key Activities**


+ Seasoned IT Program Manager who can work independently, collaboratively or lead a team


+ Develops detailed project plans and assignments, track and control the project milestones, activities and resources


+ Manages all implementation processes including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, testing, documentation, training and on-time delivery within budget constraints


+ Supervision of vendor partners and guidance to the project team


+ Provides senior leadership with reports status updates via live presentations


+ Lead cross-functional project teams by prioritizing and coordinating all aspects of project execution


+ Management of relationships and deliverables across global IT and business organizations.


+ Work closely with business sponsors, stakeholders and functional owners as needed to ensure well-defined business cases, strategies and project plans


+ Complete project documentation as per PMO best practices and methodology


+ Strong leadership and managerial skills


+ Excellent written and verbal communication


+ SDLC Methodology - Agile / Scrum / Iterative Development


+ Strong knowledge of analytics / detail oriented / innovative problem resolution


+ Provide management and strategic direction to a project team and is shares responsibility.


+ Provides Project Financial Management, to:


+ Ensure project funding processes are completed


+ Manage project budget and changes


+ Track and report team hours and expenses on a weekly basis


+ Update project forecasts on a monthly basis


+ Track and report on project burn rate


**Qualifications**


Bachelor's degree


Minimum 8 years of experience


PMP / PgMP` / PMI-ACP / Scrum Master and/or another accredited PMI or PM certification (such as PMP)


**Technical Skills and Qualifications**


+ Project Management Certification (e.g. PMP, Prince, etc.)


+ Agile Project Management Experience (SCRUM Experience and/or Certification is preferred)


+ ITIL certifications (preferred)


+ Advanced user of Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams)


+ Expert knowledge of Microsoft Project 13 and/or MS Project Online


+ Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management


+ Understanding of future technologies


**Functional Skills**


+ Leadership – Indicate management responsibility including planning for the department’s future needs, operations, hiring, performance management and talent planning.


+ Budgetary and Financial Accountability – projections for the actual amount of operating budget and/or cost savings.


+ Critical Thinking; Decision Making; Problem Solving: Actions / Next Steps Needed


+ Knowledge of budgeting and work scheduling tools and techniques


+ SDLC Methodologies - Agile / Scrum / Rapid Development / Iterative Development / Waterfall


+ Release / Deployment management


**High Performing Leadership Competencies**


+ Influences road map to accomplish strategic priorities


+ Defines goals in support of strategic priorities


+ Identifies resistance to change and proactively addresses obstacles


+ Recognizes and builds on the strengths of others


+ Promotes collaboration and resolves conflict


+ Facilitates collaboration across teams to promote communication and effective partnership


+ Demonstrates ability to operate effectively in ambiguous situations


+ Recognizes opportunities to challenge the status quo and provides possible solutions


+ Takes ownership to improve and encourages others to identify improvements to develop more effective and efficient ways of working


**Job:** Information Technology


**Primary Location:** Americas-US-NY-Long Island City


**Job Type:** Standard


**Schedule:** Full-time


**Shift:** 1st (Day) Shift


**Travel:** Yes, 10 % of the Time


**Job Number:** 228217

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



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