Estée Lauder Companies
New York, NY


The newly created Global Public Affairs function is looking for a talented, dynamic and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position — Director Global Public Affairs.

The Director will be a key part of the team which enables the Estee Lauder Companies to understand, anticipate, and manage the geopolitical environment in which it does business.

The Director Global Public Affairs will work with internal and external stakeholders and consultants to identify and leverage business opportunities and mitigate reputational and policy risk to the Company. Prioritizing the Company’s strategic business objectives and core values, the Director will help internal and external decision-makers understand, appreciate, and include relevant insights in the development of public policy, corporate policy, and business strategies.

The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial self-starter who can lead initiatives with both substance expertise and project management skills. This requires knowledge about the political, social, and economic climates in China and emerging markets. It also requires finely tuned political and communications training as the Director will be required to participate in the political framing and communications messaging to enhance the impact of our Company’s work.

The Director will participate in briefings of opinion leaders, policy makers/legislators, NGOs and media. The ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast paced environment under pressure of time is key to success in the job. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer, possess excellent verbal skills and demonstrate professional maturity. This position involves travel to China and throughout emerging markets.

The Director will help lead two specific deliverables from the Global Public Affairs strategy:

1.Work closely with our team in China to help drive the day-to-day “reset” of the Company’s current China Public Affairs program

2.Design and execute an “Embassy Program” for the Company, beginning with a focus on US Embassies in key markets

The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of the diplomatic “process” and how to navigate the US embassy network as well as drive results in the public-private section arena. They would also have working knowledge of current political dynamics in China.

Additionally, the Director will help expand relationships with key global opinion leaders to ensure ELC’s perspective on relevant policy matters are understood.


Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 10 years

Required Language Proficiency: English

Job: Communications / Public Relations

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Job Number: 170802


Job Posted: March 14, 2017