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Vice President, Brand Technology Lead for Estee Lauder

Company: Estee Lauder Companies
Location: Islip
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Description. Position Summary The primary role of the Estee Lauder Brand Technology Leader is to shape the Brand strategy through technology leadership and deliver solutions that drive competitive advantage and growth. This position plays a critical role in both advising the brand leadership as well as identifying, prioritizing and delivering projects that support Estee Lauder's near term and long-term growth opportunities. In addition, this position co-manages the solution delivery teams including both corporate and regional teams. The leader plays an important role in attaining and retaining top talent. This role will be a key business partner to the President of Estee Lauder and will partner with her leadership team to drive business outcomes through technology. This is a true business partner role requiring a point of view and the ability to make proactive recommendations and drive results. This position will provide thought leadership, management and oversight of all technology solutions for the brand and will be accountable for all brand technology investments, as well as managing the Estee Lauder technology portfolio including innovation initiatives. The ESTEE LAUDER Brand Technology Lead position is one of the most senior IT roles in the organization. Hence, the leader such plays a very important role ensuring that the brand strategies and technology needs are well understood and acted upon across the GIS organization. The position requires strong leadership and influence skills. This position is based in New York City and reports into the SVP Global Brand Technologies with a matrix relationship to the Brand President of Estee Lauder. Key Roles & Responsibilities. Responsible for all brand technology plans and investments and sets the technology strategy for the brand in collaboration with the Brand President. Lead a global application team that delivers innovative, strategic business solutions to the Brand Estee Lauder Brand. These solutions must be consistent with both the corporate AND brand strategic objectives and aligned with the IT strategy and architecture. Mobilizes teams (Pods) who solution and deliver enabling technologies for the brand. Staying well connected with other brand, region and technology leaders, the Estee Lauder brand leader is continuously informing the brand leadership of new opportunities to leverage technology from across ELC and to bring innovative solutions to Estee Lauder. Responsible for enabling brand specific marketing and consumer insights through technology and driving this capability across the brand teams based at corporate and throughout the brand regional teams. Ensure the strategic agenda is serviced by strong data and analytic services including data science, analytics and ongoing support. Act as the primary point of contact and deliver value by shaping and informing the business strategy, defining capabilities required to achieve the strategy and deliver technology solutions to enable these capabilities. The position is responsible for all Estee Lauder technology investments and acts as the trustee of the portfolio. Work effectively across the GIS organization to ensure brand strategies and enabling technology needs are well understood and incorporated in our GIS strategy. Drive an Agile mindset and delivery culture. Responsible for the brand IT budget and must have strong financial management skills to ensure there is clear visibility to IT value delivered commensurate to technology invested. Co-manage a global IT team of employees who reside in New York, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and an extended team of 45+ in India. Co-develop staff and manage the future state and IT teams that are necessary to support and strategies globally, regionally and locally. Qualifications. Leadership Skills. Excellent business technology leadership skills and demonstrated experience with delivering business outcomes enabled by technology. Must demonstrate a high sense of urgency to influence changes and drive outcomes from conception to delivery. Act as a Brand technology thought leader and business leader - demonstrating outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, ability to influence and provide technology thought leadership to the Brand leadership and act as a trusted advisor. Work effectively in a highly matrixed and complex organization. Demonstrates collaborative relationship building skills with various internal and external stakeholders, strong lateral influencing ability. Hands on experience and demonstrated success in leading web, mobile and social solutions delivery. Technical Skills. Expertise in technology design/architecture and implementation. Demonstrated thought leadership and expertise in data analytics, especially consumer data analytics. Drive outstanding insights and innovative game-changing opportunities through data science and analytics. Deep experiences leading Agile delivery and advocacy. Competent in new technology evaluation, ability to support technical change management and provide thought leadership skills in integration technologies, tools and services. Solid problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking abilities Business Skills. Clear fit with the brand culture. Strong depth in retail and marketing technologies and all aspects of enabling amazing retail experiences through technology. Collaborative relationship building skills with various internal and external stakeholders, strong lateral influencing ability. Broad global experience and exposure to markets and cultures throughout the world. Must also have experience with driving innovation in a dynamic retail and high profile global brand. Minimum Education Level: College degree BS; Graduate preferred (MBA) Minimum Years of Experience: 15+ % Travel Time: 20% Licenses or Certifications: Agile/Scrum; Others preferred: ITIL, PMI-ACP.

Keywords: Estee Lauder Companies, Stamford , Vice President, Brand Technology Lead for Estee Lauder, Executive , Islip, Connecticut

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