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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

R&D Associate

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. - Melville, NY

R&D Associate



New York

R&D Associate


Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


This highly visible role will support both the Global R&D SVP, and Executive Director, Cross Category Strategic Alignment and Consumer Design. The position will have the key responsibility of managing multiple critical R&D processes, initiatives and projects, along with the supervision of administrative staff. The role will also provide expanded support across multiple functions, and sites, due to the continued growth, expansion and complexity of programs across all sites, along with the expanded role of the SVP as the site leader for the Melville complex. It will also have ownership of and project management of Chemical Hygiene and Lab Safety, ownership and management of Global R&D Communication plans and ownership and management of the ONE R&D Career System. Be the direct point of contact and lead for all managers across six Global R&D sites on an ongoing basis. This role is also responsible for leading and coordinating Global R&D Lead Team action steps and deliverables with follow up to all senior leaders and additionally to delegate responsibility/ ownership across the team to ensure priority decisions.

● Provide independent high level leadership and support to the Global R&D SVP and ED, Cross Category Strategic Alignment and be a key contributing member to the Global R&D Lead team to help drive action plans to deliver strategic organizational objectives.

● Be the go to person in the SVP’s absence to ensure continuity of all critical business initiatives.

● Supervise and delegate the daily responsibilities of administrative staff to ensure completion of the following: authoring and coordinating correspondence, generating reports, and communication plans and creating presentations for the SVP

● Provide support of calendar planning for the SVP, requiring high level awareness across confidential programs to ensure effective, timely delegation and proactive resolve on critical incoming issues on behalf of the SVP

● Build strong partnerships and networks across the entire organization, across all levels and departments to help the SVP drive and deliver strategic priorities.

● Manage projects and key initiatives for the SVP’S leadership team to ensure alignment, coordination and completion in the desired timeframe.

● Generate and maintain the ONE R&D organization plans within R&D, including the R&D Homepage, Monthly Blog, Weekly Great Advice, Yammer, share point sites and global R&D communication portals.

● Perform annual performance review as well as coach and develop administrative staff

● Partner with HR on key initiatives involving talent.

● Play an integral role with the Global R&D organizational budgeting process with finance and the Lead team. Provide leadership to integrate spending across cost centers and identify spending trends, outliers and solutions.

● Handle other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

5 Corporate Environment with strong project management experience

Minimal travel

Excellent Leadership skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills

Exceptional project management skills

Supervisory experience

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Ability to work independently plan and think ahead

Must be self-driven and be able to work in a fast paced environment

Take charge attitude and self-driven


Research & Development

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The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.


R&D Associate The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. - Melville, NY, United States


Location: Melville, NY

Company Profile:
Since Estée Lauder founded our Company in 1946 with four cosmetics products and unlimited dreams, we have grown virtually every year on the key principles she established: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.