• The Estee Lauder Companies
  • Bronx, NY
  • Fashion
  • Full-Time
  • 10451 N Big Creek Rd

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**Director, Global Merchandising Project Manager- La Mer**



**Brand:** Est?e Lauder Companies



**Description**



PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE:



This position will be responsible for leading project management of Global Visual Merchandising deliverables related to new product launches and seasonal in-store campaigns. The Director will effectively work with closely with the ED, Creative Operations and ED, Visual Merchandising to oversee project management, budgets and timelines for all VM related deliverables. The Director must be a creative problem solver, strategic thinker and ultimate collaborator.



ACCOUNTABILITIES:



Creative Ops



Campaign Programs





* Lead project management from briefing to release of VM deliverables related to new product launches and seasonal in-store campaigns, working closely with Creative and Marketing leadership on all activities related to on-time delivery and creative best practice





* Partner with the Executive Director of Visual Merchandising to allocate resources, asses and shift priorities, schedule programs, route and release artwork





* Partner closely with Integrated producers on overall timeline management, risk escalation and solution proposals





* Own and inform resource allocation meetings and cross-functional team status meetings as it relates to all VM deliverables





* Ensure all aspects of all projects are captured upfront including budget and on-counter dates for all types of distribution (DS, Specialty Stores) and all VM units





* Track design approvals and release for: Launch VM items, VM and Events Regional Guidelines, VM Artwork



Store Design Projects





* Manage liaison with the regional team for A Doors Flagships projects





* Manage approval and release process of: VM Guidelines, VM DTOs, VM Artwork





* Track VM one-offs/ tests within Store Design pilots



Global/ Regional Liaison





* Attend bi-weekly meetings/calls with each region (6 total)





* Manage regional requests: Request approvals with marketing, Assets design and release





* Track approval process of regional VM guidelines and/or projects



Meetings & Executive visits





* Brand and Corporate meetings: Track deck execution, Manage room set up





* Executive visits: Manage with the regional and local teams the store updates including VM fixtures upgrade and special artwork requests



RDDC - VM Items Development





* Serve as the liaison between La Mer and RDDC NA





* Work with Global Creative group to ensure timely availability of assets, visuals and copy





* Set detailed, timetables considering design approvals, competitive bids, development schedules and in-store installation implementation requirements.





* Manage offerings to the markets via IMW/GMW:Bulletin preparation and routing to Global Marketing; Get cost approvals from Marketing before posting - discuss design changes if costs are too high; Offering: track quantities, liaise with the Regions and Global Marketing to get all orders on time





* Send final quantities to IP and GCT, get confirmation on final costs





* Produce bi-weekly status reports, track progress, and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately



**Qualifications**



QUALIFICATIONS:





* 7 years related experience





* Bachelors degree required in related field





* Extensive experience in operations/traffic and Project Management





* Deep understanding of technology, collaboration, process and organization





* Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, time management, presentation and problem-solving skills





* Strong management and leadership skills





* Must possess a sense of urgency, have an entrepreneurial working style, and be both organized and detail oriented





* Superior customer service-oriented abilities to support the needs of all regions





* Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks and priorities in an ever-changing environment





* Enthusiastic and proactive orientation with a \"can-do\" attitude





* WorkFront, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)



**Job:** Creative / Design



**Primary Location:** Americas-US-New York



**Job Type:** Standard



**Schedule:** Full-time



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



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

**Job Number:** 195030
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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