Estée Lauder makes senior appointment
Estée Lauder in the UK & Ireland has appointed Janet Saunders to the newly created position of vice president/general manager commercial.
Currently working at Estée Lauder in the role of vice president/general manager of the Clinique, Origins and Darphin brands, Saunders will oversee all commercial aspects of the business in her new role. She will also be responsible for strategic retailer relationships, corporate and brand capabilities and selling effectiveness.
Saunders will directly report to Chris Good, president of The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland, and will see commercial director Howard Cazin report to her under the new structure.
Good said: “The creation of the new vice president/general manager commercial role in the UK Region will serve to maximize and leverage opportunities across The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland as a whole, as well as our fabulous brand portfolio and within our individual brands. Janet’s extensive industry and brand experience coupled with her well-established retailer relationships made her the obvious choice for the job.”
The company has also announced that Rachel Baker has been appointed as vice president/general manager of Clinique and men’s skincare, reporting to Good. Baker’s previous roles at Estée Lauder include vice president/general manager for Jo Malone London, and senior sales roles across Tom Ford and the Estée Lauder brand. She initially began her career with The Estée Lauder Companies as a counter manager for Clinique.
Good added: “Rachel’s proven business acumen combined with her deep retail and brand experience, and knowledge across all channels will bring much value to Clinique.”
Nick Ferguson, sales and marketing manager of men’s skincare, will report to Saunders.