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Project Manager , IT

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Job Description:


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.




As an IT Project Manager, PMO, you will manage internal strategic and transformation programs and projects. The Project Manager will increase the effectiveness and impact of key projects by aligning business strategies and execution. The Project Manager will play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. They will be accountable for the entire project scope, project team, and the success or failure of the project. To be successful, the Project Manager shall adopt the organization’s consistent, rigorous project management methodology to accelerate the realization of benefits.  



  • Own and drive end-to-end execution and delivery of complex projects and strategic initiatives to deliver planned business value. Track progress, identify and resolve dependencies, mitigate risks, and communicate status to upper management and partners.
  • Proactively remove obstacles to drive momentum and progress. Identify communication gaps, handle issues, and provide support to teams balancing opposing priorities. Get results proactively.
  • Responsible for the oversight of project level financial management. Creates project financial expense plans, tracking and reporting variances throughout project.
  • Assist the business and IT in project definition, refinement and initiation.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal business partners to estimate efforts, define milestones, execute, and deliver with high standards
  • Develops, defines and executes project plans, project scope, activities, schedules, budgets and deliverables.



  • Provide project leadership to project team consisting of IT and Business professionals.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports that adhere to Ulta standards on project status to stakeholders.
  • Partners with Business and functional Sr. Leaders to Identify needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.
  • Lead project teams in implementing and applying standard processes for change management, risk management, issue management, quality assurance, and project communications.
  • Conducts project closure activities to formalize and communicate the project acceptance, handover documentation and ongoing activities to accountable teams and complete a post-implementation review to identify areas of improvement.
  • Key contributor in the Project Management Community of Practice (CoP)




Qualified candidates will have an Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience Master’s Degree a plus and Project Management Certification (PMI, Scrum, or SAFe). Additional requirements include:

  • 5 + years of project management experience with a focus on retail industry.
  • Experience with Planview PPM Pro
  • Understanding of Lean and Continuous improvement
  • Experience working within a Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Strong communication, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Expert Program and Project Management skills
    • Provide planning, tracking, benchmarking and reporting to effectively manage IT projects and strategic initiatives
    • Demonstrated project management planning/ execution skills with a record of leading projects to obtain tangible business results.
  • Influencing, leadership and collaboration skills
    • Excellent executive presence and interpersonal skills across all levels of leadership
    • Demonstrated excellence in building relationships with internal Business and IT leadership
  • Experience managing resources in a matrixed organization
    • Ability to influence without authority, work with teams with diversity/ lead vertically and horizontally
    • Effective leader of cross functional teams
  • Mindset of continuous improvement
    • Facilitate and contribute to the continuous improvement of a standard PM methodology including but not limited to project execution, approval, and reporting based on industry standard practices.
    • Growth mentality, ability to be innovative and adapt quickly





At this time, Colorado residents are not eligible for this position.


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 , Project Manager , IT, Other , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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