Director, Global Public Affairs, NA

10 May, 2022


Director, Global Public Affairs, NA

The Estee Lauder Companies
New York, NY

Job Description

About The Estée Lauder Companies

We are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of 25+ brands sold in 150 countries and territories. Infused throughout our organization is a passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée Lauder.


About Global Public Affairs

The Global Public Affairs function enables The Estée Lauder Companies to understand, anticipate, and manage the global political environment in which it does business. In partnership with internal colleagues and consultants, the Global Public Affairs team works to build relationships with key external stakeholders (i.e., governments, regulators, NGO’s, communities and trade associations), and develop strategies to leverage business opportunities, mitigate risk, and advance the interests of the company. The Global Public Affairs team is committed to ensuring that ELC maintains its position as the leader in prestige beauty.


Position Description

The Director, Global Public Affairs will partner with the Executive Director, Global Public Affairs to develop and execute the Public Affairs strategy to further advance The Estée Lauder Companies position and business interests in the North America region, specifically in the United States. This role will provide counsel and share relevant insights to inform the development of public policy, corporate policy and business strategies, and focus on engaging priority stakeholders in several key States. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial self-starter and strong communicator who can lead initiatives with both substance expertise and project management skills. This role requires understanding of the political, social, and economic landscape of the US region and the ability to quickly recognize and react to critical emerging issues within States and localities. This position will partner with colleagues in other functions including Global Communications, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, Regulator Affairs, and Legal, to provide a policy perspective and political lens to company communications, commitments, policies, and partnerships.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and track policy trends, legislation, and developments in the U.S. region, specifically in the U.S. states and larger localities, that are relevant to The Estée Lauder Companies’ business priorities and operations.
  • Lead analysis and assessment of potential implications of upcoming legislation or policy to identify risks and opportunities to inform the company’s position and actions.
  • Proactively inform Senior Management and other department or function leaders of the impact of relevant policy actions and decisions.
  • Represent The Estée Lauder Companies with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Lead and/or contribute to industry discussions and positions in trade associations in which The Estée Lauder Companies is involved.
  • Identify and strategically engage government officials in the U.S. at the federal, state, and municipal levels on policy positions, company announcements and milestones, and issues supporting The Estee Lauder Companies operations.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal colleagues in Legal, Regulatory, Communications, Citizenship & Sustainability, Supply Chain, and R&D.
  • Oversee consultant relationships to ensure deliverables are effectively met within agreed upon timeframe and budget.



  • 8+ years of public affairs, public policy, or communications experience, with a strong preference towards roles in in government, politics, and/or a multi-branded retail company or other industry with high-profile consumer brand.
  • Strong knowledge of public policy, legislative, and regulatory processes and environments at both the state and national levels.
  • Strategic, independent, self-starter with a positive, pro-active, team player attitude who can build strong relationships with colleagues across business functions.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment is key.
  • Highly analytical, can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to effectively convey technical information; excellent writing skills and an ability to produce summaries and briefing memos on quick deadlines.
  • Strong track record in managing multiple processes and projects through collaborative relationships; ability to demonstrate professional maturity in challenging situations/dynamics.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or advanced degree in political science, public policy, or communications strongly preferred.
  • Fluent in both written and conversational English required; fluency in a second language is an advantage.

Job: Communications / Public Relations
Primary Location: US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 228766

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

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Job posted: 2022-05-10