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Sr Director Financial Planning & Analysis- Ulta Beauty

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Experience something categorically different. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, a thriving digital ecosystem and a growth trajectory that s put Wall Street on notice, Ulta Beauty provides dynamic challenges for those who want to apply their financial acumen to ever-increasing levels of complexity. Professional ownership. Diverse and ever-evolving projects. Greater levels of impact. The ability to influence decisions and organizational direction. It s all part of the daily experience of our Finance & Accounting associates. If you want a collaborative environment where continual learning, career self-determination and trust are prioritized, where an engaged leadership provides deep levels of support and guidance, Ulta Beauty is uniquely positioned to deliver greater levels of career satisfaction. Are you up for the challenge? THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: The Sr Director of Merchandising Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is responsible for overseeing and leading financial planning processes for the Merchandising organization with a comprehensive understanding of brand revenue and margin drivers that enable the team to deliver insightful, value-added analysis and drive profitable growth for the company. You'll be expected to bring functional expertise, consistently think and operate through an enterprise lens, and work collaboratively across the organization - all in service of our guests. Key deliverables include monthly budget vs. actual, development and reporting of KPIs that track and monitor progress of the business, monthly forecasting, and reporting/analysis of key merchandising initiatives. YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:

  • Budgeting, forecasting, and long-term financial planning in partnership with Merchandising business providing a clear picture of key profitability drivers
  • Providing direction and oversight of the merchandise financial planning process and performance reporting across all categories
  • Supporting of vendor term negotiations with financial and analytical insights
  • Capital investment management of store fixtures to support merchandising initiatives with visibility of costs and benefits
  • Developing and communicating business plans and priorities in support of enterprise objectives while identifying and removing barriers that impact performance
  • Managing and developing a team of Financial Planning and Analysis professionals
  • Responsible for company-wide annual operating budget and monthly forecast
  • Working closely with the business to develop and establish strategies, plans, and processes to improve profitability and cost efficiencies
  • Assess actual performance, providing feedback, and taking corrective actions as necessary to ensure company financial targets are met
  • Developing business case analyses to support major Company initiatives and support sound business decisions
  • Working with business leadership to analyze business opportunities, process improvement programs, and research of various industry/company trends
  • Developing presentations and analytical material to be presented to senior and executive leadership THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
    • 10+ years of professional financial experience in a retail or consumer products organization
    • 7+ years of management and leadership experience
    • Undergraduate degree in finance, business, or related field, MBA preferred
    • Experience in the retail or consumer goods industries is preferred
    • Positive energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, confidence, and ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment are a must
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally, meet concurrent deadlines and organize time and conflicting priorities
    • Leads with high credibility, integrity, adaptability and is able to quickly establish rapport and build productive relationships with subordinates, superiors and peers
    • Ability to handle differences openly, candidly and constructively with the best interest of the organization in mind, while actively seeking input from others and creating an atmosphere where ideas and information are easily exchanged
    • Experience in a financial support role in a retail category management environment helpful
    • Advanced analytical skills coupled with an ability to interpret, communicate findings, and make recommendations
    • Ability to influence decision makers through financial analyses and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to build teams, processes, and models that deliver desired results
    • Desire to see personal and organizational effort lead to bottom line results
    • Knowledge of financial processes and internal controls
    • Prior FP&A experience preferred #LI-JB2#LI-Hybrid

      At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin, brow, and make-up services. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Keywords: Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook , Sr Director Financial Planning & Analysis- Ulta Beauty, Accounting, Auditing , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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