“The dream of working for a global company that is professional, ethical and fosters an environment of personal growth and opportunity is a privilege. No day is the same!”

- Genée Mee, Brand Manager, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone & La Mer

Working at ELC

“Not only is it a privilege to work for Estée Lauder Companies but also a dream come true! We get to change how women feel about themselves daily the moment they interact with our brands."

- Lulu Ndevu, National Communications Manager, Estée Lauder

Working at ELC

“It is an amazing experience when you get to work for an industry leader and love the products you work with.”

- Natasha Jacobs, Marketing Manager, Clinique

Working at ELC

Our journey began here...

1946

Estee Lauder started her cosmetic journey with the launch of four products.


1946

1948

Estee Lauder opens its first counter in a New York department store.


1948

This has been our journey...

1958

Estee Lauder’s son, Leonard Lauder joins the family business.


1958

1960

Estee Lauder’s first international account opens in England.


1960

This has been our journey...

1968

Clinique Laboratories Inc. is founded. Based on the concept of products that allergy free and 100% fragrance free.


1968

1978

Estee Lauder Companies arrives in South Africa


1978

This has been our journey...

1985

Estee Lauder publishes her first book. Estee: A Success Story. Estee Lauder Companies surpasses $1 Billion in sales.


1985

1994

Estee Lauder Companies acquires a major interest in M.A.C cosmetics


1994

This has been our journey...

1995

Estee Lauder retires from the company. Estee Lauder Companies acquires the Bobbi Brown brand.


1995

1998

Estee Lauder Companies acquires the remaining interest in M.A.C Cosmetics.


1998

This has been our journey...

1999

Estee Lauder Companies acquires Jo Malone.


1999

Welcome to Estée Lauder careers

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Retail & customer service roles

Opportunities exist in conjunction with our major retail partners and in our free standing stores. Start your career in retail now.

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Head office & management roles

Choose a great career at our head office in Johannesburg. We have entry level positions through to amazing management roles.

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How will your journey begin?

Forging a career in retail...

Are you:

Passionate about cosmetics and beauty?

A 'people person' with a passion for great customer service?

Fun, creative and love trying new things?

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From retail to head office...

Are you:

Looking for an employer who recognises and rewards you for your achievements?

Adventurous and open to new opportunities and experiences?

Committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service?

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Head office dream job...

Are you:

Looking for a job where your ideas and thoughts are valued?

A good leader who also works well in a team environment?

Always striving for new and improved ways of doing things?

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Welcome to The South African Estée Lauder Companies' official careers website. We invite you to get to know our Company by exploring our extensive portfolio of brands. Estée Lauder Companies’ will always take pride in our strong commitment to our people and their careers.

Estée Lauder Companies is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, fragrance and hair care products. Our vision is to be 'The global leader in prestige beauty: a well diversified, brand-building powerhouse of unrivalled creativity and innovation'. Our Global Estee Lauder Companies mission is 'Bringing the best to everyone we touch'.


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