Sr Director Enterprise Portfolio Management
Company: Ulta Beauty
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual
learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in new and emerging
technologies to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our
tech team is critical to our scalability-and is recognized that
way. We've been defined as a "mature start-up." A place where
interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration
is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring
agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for
better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.
We're engineering for the future of retail, and it's
no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and
ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who
will press you daily for your very best, you'll find that virtually
nothing's impossible at Ulta Beauty.
THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:
The Senior Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management plays a
pivotal role in shaping and leading the Integration team within the
newly formed Enterprise Transformation Office at Ulta Beauty. This
role is responsible for building and managing an integrated view of
the enterprise portfolio and multi-year road-map, in to
successfully deliver on Ulta Beauty's strategic and financial
objectives, working in partnership with the broader Enterprise
Transformation Office, senior leadership and key cross-functional
stakeholders. This role will establish the governance of how the
Transformation Office will work across the organization in support
of continual prioritization of the enterprise's most significant
This is a leadership role that will coach and manage a
high-performing team of 2 Managers. It is imperative for this role
to work with Enterprise Transformation leadership closely, in
addition to senior leaders across the enterprise. This is a
high-visibility role, and the ability to clearly community
complexity, and influence leaders is paramount.
This role will partner closely with other competencies within the
Transformation Office including Value Realization, Change
Management and program execution (Strategic Portfolio Delivery).
This individual should be comfortable in building and managing
enterprise processes with senior leaders, demonstrating
accountability for results, and managing through ambiguity.
YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:
- Form the Integration team within the Enterprise Transformation
Office with the VP, Enterprise Transformation, including
establishing the vision, building the team and creating the
operating model (standards, processes, governance) and ongoing
- Sit on Enterprise Strategy & Transformation leadership team and
work in partnership with Enterprise Transformation leadership to
develop, execute and track an integrated 'roadmap' of enterprise
initiatives to achieve strategic and annual plans.
- Architect the way of working for the Integration team across
the enterprise, particularly across the Enterprise Transformation
Office, as well as with cross-functional program and project
- Drive, lead and facilitate ongoing prioritization across Ulta
Beauty's portfolio initiatives, working with Enterprise
Transformation leadership, providing transparency to ensure that
the right projects are moving forward and are held accountable to
deliver business value.
- Understand and uncover dependencies that require close
management across the multi-year roadmap of initiatives; work
closely with functional leadership to actively manage and adjust in
coincidence with the broader portfolio.
- Engage with enterprise program initiatives to integrate
road-maps, facilitate alignment conversations, and influence /
support prioritization of the path forward on a continual
- Partner across all areas of the enterprise to understand
priorities, initiatives, status and measurement of key enterprise
initiatives in the context of the broad enterprise portfolio.
- Work closely with the other areas of the Enterprise
Transformation Office - Value Realization, Change Management and
program execution (Strategic Portfolio Delivery) to establish,
socialize and evangelize the new way of working.
- Understand and navigate prioritization within the boundaries of
the organization - strategic, financial and operational - to ensure
the portfolio is poised to support successful delivery of Ulta
Beauty strategies and financial objectives.
- Identify and manage critical interdependencies on an ongoing
basis across the enterprise portfolio; determine, monitor, elevate
and help to mitigate areas of risk.
- Establish, measure and report metrics to track progress against
objectives as it relates to the enterprise portfolio.
- Provide timely communications to senior management and key
stakeholders, escalating risks and issues pro-actively and
transparently, with a data-driven mindset and approach.THE
ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
- Bachelor's degree required; MBA strongly preferred.
- 10+ years of experience in enterprise transformation or closely
- Experience in strategic / management consulting strongly
preferred; alternatively, equivalent position in a retail
- Demonstrated experience leading teams to establish and lead an
Integration team-equivalent within an Enterprise Transformation
- Looked to as a trusted, capable leader able to drive a program
independently, engaging senior leadership at the right level at the
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with comfortable
financial and technology acumen.
- Excellent communication skills, including ability to share
ideas and information across diverse audiences to drive to business
decisions. Ability to synthesize clearly and simplify the
- Highly collaborative with track record of effective
cross-functional leadership and proven ability to influence at all
levels, from working teams to senior leadership.
- Enterprise thinker with ability to 'connect the dots'.
- Excellent time management, planning, management and
organizational skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced
environment, manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and
make ongoing decisions with key stakeholder input.
- High emotional intelligence/IQ and strong relationship
- Highest level of integrity and good judgment.
- Minimal travel required (#LI-KP1
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.
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