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Merchandise Planner

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEWExperience professional empowerment. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, and a thriving E-Commerce platform, Ulta Beauty provides its merchandise associates the bandwidth needed to set new trends, identify potential, and take calculated risks. For professionals with an adventurous spirit who thrive in a collaborative context, who are energized by ambiguity and problem-solving, who want to experience the results of their efforts, and who are inspired by the recognition of superior performance-we encourage you to make all of it your own. Discover the possibilities of Ulta Beauty. And experience greater heights of professional success & personal satisfaction.THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:The Planner is responsible for developing business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize sales, profit, turn and inventory health.CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Financial planning to include managing sales, margin, and inventory KPIs relating to Annual & Monthly planning
  • Develop business area strategy in partnership with Merchants, Vendors, and other cross functional team members
  • OTB Management
  • Advertising/Event & New Item Forecasting
  • Assortment Planning
  • Inventory Productivity to include end of life activity
  • Participation in projects to support company growth/process improvement
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Training & Development of Inventory AnalystsADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Complete on-going training and development courses supported by the HR Training Team or the Merchandise Operations Training Team.#LI-DF1THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
      • Minimum of 4 years retail related experience including 2 years of planning
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with a cross functional team
      • Active participant in a cross functional or departmental project, demonstrating engagement & leadership skills
      • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong listening skills
      • Critical thinker, able to interact professionally with both internal and external stakeholders and influence with data
      • Ability to make sound, informed decisions particularly under time pressure and in ad hoc situations.
      • Demonstrate strong influential & negotiation skills
      • Overtime and weekends as needed.
      • Leadership Experience Preferred
      • Excellent organizational skills with a strong eye for detail, and capable of multi-tasking
      • Willingness to adopt new processes and be a change advocate.
      • Strong Microsoft Office skills with solid proficiency in usage of Excel. Working knowledge of SAP or JDA a plus.
      • Ability to work with large amounts of data into trends and develop accurate and actionable insights based on the data
      • Process improvement champion
      • Understand financial metrics inclusive of sales, margin, inventory turn, weeks of supply
      • Strong problem solving, retail math, and analytical skills
      • Highly motivated individual with strong initiative and positive attitude
      • Strong work ethic, ability to meet tight deadlines/thrive in fast-pace environment
      • Professionalism and confidentiality required both internally & externally
      • Follows principles & values to do the right thing
      • Ability to embrace/maneuver change with a positive attitudeABOUTAt 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 , Merchandise Planner, Other , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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