Associate, Human Resources

Estée Lauder - New York, NY

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  • New York, NY
  • This position has been filled

Job Description

This position will be responsible for delivering quality HR support across the North America Affiliate including Global Retail Channel, Corporate Sales, and Fashion Group. The role partners with North America HR Leadership to support HR and North America business strategies while working closely with Employee Services and HR Centers of Excellence on best practices and standardization of process and procedure. The role is located at 767 5th Ave New York, NY 10053. This role reports to the VP North America HR

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Annualized HR Calendar: Well versed in calendar and associated actions to support key business deliverables. Ability to anticipate and successfully execute annual HR processes (performance management, talent planning, merit, bonus, etc) in partnership with NA HR team.
  • Compensation analysis: create and review of job descriptions in partnership with compensation to determine title, level, job grade and understand how role fits into overall proposed structure
  • Recruitment and Recruitment operations: Create job requisitions in Taleo and posting positions. Recruitment of positions as needed.
  • Performance Management and compensation processes: responsible for managing the performance development plan process in partnership with the Senior HR Business Partner. Includes assistance with drafting communications to client group, entering employee information for PDP rating, bonus and IP rating into GWT (compensation system), tracking and maintaining records of PDP forms to ensure all signatures for each review and all reviews are received to ensure compliance, audit of data for accuracy, distributing merit, bonus and equity information to appropriate managers (for PDP process) and managing calendar year bonus process. Promotions and adjustments – Work with recommending managers and compensation leaders to determine adjustments and promotions.
  • Employee Relations: in partnership with NA HR team and legal, manage termination conversations resulting from performance and brand reorganizations, and manage severance packages/supporting documentation. Guide employees and managers through employee relations issues. Guide managers through performance management and performance improvement planning process – including verbal and written in order to reach appropriate resolutions.
  • Talent Planning: support and partner with VP and Director HR Business Partners in facilitating talent planning and talent council meetings. Includes meeting with managers to support with completion of documents, providing guidance on process, and roll up of forms and data to Senior HRBP. Own reporting and data analysis for brand/function – ensuring data is accurate; meeting with Senior HRBP regularly (monthly) to review agreed upon dashboards, etc. This will also include tracking movement across the function – new hires in (who they are; what they bring to us); movement of existing employees into new roles (highlighting HIPO vs. other moves); exits – planned and voluntary. Tracking assessment of talent against functional/leadership competencies and the learning and development actions we are taking. Partner with Management on successful talent management and career coaching in order to drive high performance.
  • Understanding Client Group Business: ability to understand client group business strategy and needs as it relates to talent and HR Operations.
  • Administration: handling payroll and time and attendance issues, creation and maintenance of work structures and job strings for client group, ensuring data accuracy for client group (i.e. supervisors and employees listed in client group), processing of any documents for new hire, job data change, data correction, LOA or separation that is unable to go through MSS. Completing new hire paperwork and conducting onboarding meetings for new employees. Attention to detail/focus on data validity in all day to day transactions and review of employee records.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience
  • 5% Travel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft office, power point, oracle, and excel skills.
  • Ability to multi task
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