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Planning and Reporting Analyst- Ulta Beauty

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:


Discover greater levels of performance. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S. and designs to expand internationally, Ulta Beauty is revolutionizing the beauty retail experience. With new stores coming online on a continual basis and the re-engineering of existing locations with the latest design and technological advancements for heightened guest experiences, we re not just growing, we re thriving. Through consistent innovation and a bold commitment to reimagination. If you want the opportunity to build something strategic, to take ownership of your career trajectory, to apply your passion to operational excellence, Ulta Beauty provides the kind of stability and support few organizations can match. So be curious. Be flexible. Be more than you thought possible. The future is yours at Ulta Beauty. THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: The Workforce Management Analyst is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of the Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) product suite, including the labor model, volume and labor forecasting, advanced scheduling, timekeeping, absence management, and analytics. This role has cross-functional responsibilities, partnering closely with field leadership and other stakeholders to interpret, present, and consult on data results to provide recommendations which lead to improved workforce management decisions. This individual also serves as the primary point of contact for field inquiries and is accountable for the timely resolution and responsiveness of workforce management-related issues to ensure service level agreements are sustained. CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update and maintain store-specific configuration components in Kronos WFC (e.g., organization and forecast maps, hours of operation, special events) and collaborate with cross-functional business partners to validate and ensure reasonableness of applied configurations.
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to create, apply, and validate accuracy of labor standards as well as weekly sales volume and labor forecasts.
  • Design, create, and maintain analytical tools to effectively track key performance indicators and measure historical trends.
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and validity of reporting data.
  • Conduct routine audits and analyze exceptions (e.g., attendance-related infractions, missed punches, timecard approval, sign-off, and store audit results) to identify training opportunities, drive
  • accountability, and mitigate risk.
  • Develop ad-hoc reporting and summary data for Store Operations leadership and field teams.
  • Serve as the primary contact for workforce management-related field inquiries, determine root cause to identify potential gaps in processes or documentation, and recommend suitable solutions.
  • Assist with training end users on system functionality, navigation, and sharing best practices.
  • Participate in documenting business requirements as well as unit and user acceptance testing of product enhancements and upgrades.
  • Partner with IT team as the business subject matter expert to provide functional guidance and project management resource support on shared initiatives. THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS: Education
  • Bachelor s degree in Business or related field of study, or 3 5 years of equivalent work experience.
  • Professional certification in human resource management (PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SCP) is a desirable asset. Experience
  • Experience with Kronos Workforce Central (WFC), or other leading workforce management software, is preferred.
  • Established knowledge in timekeeping, attendance, labor forecasting, and scheduling principles and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse functional areas, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Operations.
  • Proven analytical experience, coupled with an ability to comprehend ambiguous data, communicate findings, and propose recommendations. Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Aptitude to influence colleagues, peers, and cross-functional teams throughout all levels in the organization.
  • Proven ability to scrutinize data, identify and interpret trends, and develop and execute appropriate action plans based on discoveries.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate intricate issues and resolutions to all levels of management.
  • Aptitude to balance competing priorities and secure resolution through interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Ability to perform and remain organized in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong business acumen; retail store experience a plus. SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to work a flexible, full-time schedule to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Normal office demands.
  • Visit stores to develop an understanding of the store experience and collaborate with field partners. #LI-JR1


    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. Associated topics: account management, counter, retail sales, sales associate, sales leader, sales management, sales representative, sell, showroom, solitation

Keywords: Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook , Planning and Reporting Analyst- Ulta Beauty, Professions , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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