• Our long-term success rests on our individual and collective leadership to drive and adapt change so that we can continue to lead in prestige beauty for many years to come.

    Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer

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  • Our long-term success rests on our individual and collective leadership to drive and adapt change so that we can continue to lead in prestige beauty for many years to come.

    Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer

    APPLY FOR CURRENT POSITIONS

Head Office Pathways

On a global scale Estée Lauder Companies can boast of our employee’s long tenure. We believe this is due to our companies’ ability to constantly challenge peoples capabilities, providing them with the chance to progress their careers cross functionally as well as in an upward direction. Drive, determination and skill can take you many destinations in our company.

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Starting out in your field of specialty

Entrance into Estée Lauder Companies can be initiated on all levels of the business from an administration/clerical, coordination and analytical level, to management in various functions through to senior General Management positions. For those successful candidates who join in an administration level the opportunities are endless. 

We are proud to support employees who want to access cross functional roles and who benefit from movement throughout the business. Internal succession planning is enjoyed by employees who illustrate their knowledge, resolve and drive. In the past we have had employees who have joined the business as a Marketing Coordinator progressed to a Product Manager, and then a Trade Marketing Manager. After extensive experience and achievements they were then promoted to Marketing Manager. Other employment scenarios  include, commencing employment as a temp in the Finance Department before being offered a permanent role in Accounts Payable. the employee then proceeded to increase their knowledge base to include Accounts Receivable before taking an extra step and moving into Management Accounting. From there opportunities continue to exist in broadening capabilities where an employee could cross step into other areas of Finance, and in some instances even take a full swing approach to change and move into the Brands. These are just some of the many examples we have of people movement within the business. Perhaps your Estée Lauder Companies Career Path will look a slightly different.  

Here at Estée Lauder Companies we always try to advertise internally first, to encourage succession planning from within. The combination of on the job training with professional qualifications and in-house training often leads to successful succession planning.

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Build Your Career - Career Development Opportunities At Head Office

Our extensive brand portfolio allows stimulating opportunities for people to move across the company. Movement can be in the form of a promotion or into a different type of role which enables employees to gain more insight into the business, broaden their expertise and increase knowledge of Estée Lauder Companies brand’s DNA. We want our employees to be constantly challenged and embrace change and enjoy a long term fulfilling career.       

Estée Lauder Companies holds prestigious internal leadership programs as and when required. The Advanced Leadership Development and Leadership Development Programs ear mark our key talent. This is our way of equipping the talent of today, with the necessary tools and know how, to become inspirational and motivational leaders for the future.

As Estée Lauder Companies is a global organisation, there are opportunities to travel to our Head Office in New York or other locations for conferences or to work on special projects. The interaction with employees from around the globe is a priceless experience in terms of personal and professional development.

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Make Your Mark - Get Recognised As An Expert In Your Field

Estée Lauder Companies employees can enjoy rewarding long term careers. We have many long standing employees that have been with us for over 10 years. We also have new dynamic talent that have made their mark on the business from an early stage in their careers. Some examples of the experts within our ranks include digital, visual merchandising and makeup artist experts. It is a privilege and honour to have attracted, retained and rewarded them. These people are seen as valuable assets to the company as they act as mentors to fellow employees and make the high touch philosophy their own.

In order to further develop our employees we feel it essential to nurture and extend skills and abilities through the use of stretch assignments. These stretch assignments provide employees valuable opportunities to create new processes and share knowledge, gently pushing them into areas where they may not have ventured previously.

Estée Lauder Companies divides the many local head offices around the globe into regions. South Africa sits within the Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) region. As such there are opportunities to work on regional projects and travel to Europe or Dubai to work with international colleagues. An example of a regional project that our field experts will be working on is the implementation of a global system modernisation initiative (SMI). On this project employees will be sent overseas numerous times to work collaboratively as an international team leveraging skills and learning’s on a wider scale.
 

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