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Manager Transportation Inbound

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

Job Description:

OVERVIEWImagine. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, and a thriving supply chain network, there has never been a greater need for people of high initiative, of big-picture thinking, and adaptability to share in our journey. At Ulta Beauty, we have greater ambitions. Growing what works. Iterating in areas that have promise. Creating new offerings for industry advantage.In all of this is the opportunity to experience real impact, to effectuate change, to give wings to a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurism. Because the challenges are multi-faceted and ever-changing. But for those inspired by real-world demands that press and stretch, that call for new and smarter ideas, that require heavy doses of trust and respect, Ulta Beauty encourages you to imagine with us. OUR STORY:Ulta Beauty is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the place for the true beauty enthusiast who gets butterflies as she shops for beauty and experiments throughout our store. We are the only one to provide our guests prestige, mass and salon products and services under one roof - All Things Beauty, All in One Place---. We put our guests at the center of all we do, committing to offer her unrivaled ways to be beautiful in an environment that provides the thrill of exploration and delight of discovery.THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:The Manager, Inbound Transportation, is responsible for leading inbound operations within the Transportation team including vendor to DC shipments, imports, returns, DC transfers, and store transfers. The Manager, Inbound Transportation will build strong supplier partnerships, develop and improve best practices, and lead critical projects within the inbound team. Core responsibilities include leading RFPs, managing and developing transportation team members, leading continuous improvement projects, and managing critical KPIs to drive compliance.YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH ALL THIS BY:

  • Manage a team of Transportation Analysts. Clearly communicate vision and priorities, drive strong engagement and lead team in delivering exceptional results.
  • Collaborate with MP&I, Inventory, S&OP, DC Operations and DCs to meet inventory-based demands
  • Manage shipment exceptions, shipment prioritization and expedited shipments
  • Identify and escalate shipments that should not ship during EOM/EOQ activities to meet business needs
  • Support our internal partners with shipments that are not maintained thru SAP and require manual intervention.
    • Extend our vendor's capabilities by assisting with BOL generation and general transportation knowledge.
      • Partner with Risk and our carriers to reduce risk while transporting high dollar shipments
      • Analyze shipments to ensure mode optimization and consolidation opportunities
      • Proactively identify trends and industry shifts to drive strategic business decisions.
        • Communicate data insights and recommendations in a clear and concise manner through the use of presentations, visualizations, and reporting documents
          • Produce KPI reporting for inbound activities including supporting monthly/quarterly carrier/vendor reviews.
          • Participate in and lead transportation-related projects and help design the transportation strategy
          • Lead Regionalization Project
          • Assist with projects such as GWP/BB and peak planning
          • Analyze data to develop actionable metrics to measure performance, trends, growth, forecast and cost.
          • Analyze impact of vendor rate/service adjustments and vendor consolidation opportunities.
          • Identify and then partner with Inventory to coordinate and achieve natural consolidation opportunities by origin
          • Work with vendors and carriers to coordinate all delivery appointments into Ulta's DC's within a timely fashion, escalating where necessary
          • Monitor initiatives against benchmark metrics to pro-actively highlight areas of opportunity and improvement.
          • Prepare executive-level reports and presentations to support customer and vendor meetings
          • Play an active role in the execution of Request for Proposal (RFP) process from data collection through contract execution.
          • Run reports and analyze impact of vendor rate/service adjustments and vendor comparisons.
          • Identify, justify and present continuous improvement plans to Management, for increasing efficiency, reducing costs and improving customer service.
          • Escalation point for when Transportation Manager is out of the office.
          • Complete ad hoc assignments as needed.ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
            • Bachelor's degree required.
            • Minimum of 5 years' experience working within a Logistics/Distribution/Supply Chain environment preferred
            • Previous managerial experience preferred.
            • Must be comfortable in Excel and PowerPoint.
            • Self-motivated and able to manage by exception
            • Customer and solution oriented
            • Ability to build relationships at various levels and influence decisions
            • Resolve conflicts/discrepancies positively and professionally
            • Clearly and effectively communicate with others in written and verbal formABOUTAt 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 , Manager Transportation Inbound, Professions , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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