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Procurement Analyst- Ulta Beauty

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Experience something categorically different. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, a thriving digital ecosystem and a growth trajectory that s put Wall Street on notice, Ulta Beauty provides dynamic challenges for those who want to apply their financial acumen to ever-increasing levels of complexity. Professional ownership. Diverse and ever-evolving projects. Greater levels of impact. The ability to influence decisions and organizational direction. It s all part of the daily experience of our Finance & Accounting associates. If you want a collaborative environment where continual learning, career self-determination and trust are prioritized, where an engaged leadership provides deep levels of support and guidance, Ulta Beauty is uniquely positioned to deliver greater levels of career satisfaction. Are you up for the challenge? THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: The Procurement Analyst receives and analyzes non-merchandise purchase requests from various business units and creates and issues purchase orders in Ariba B & I. The Procurement Analyst makes decisions and solves problems that impact the efficiency and effectiveness of company expenditures. The Procurement Analyst shall continuously identify opportunities to optimize expenditures, improve processes and enrich policies and systems to enhance efficiency and meet expense control objectives. They will use Ariba B & I and SAP as well as other systems to evaluate company expenditures and provide execution for a variety of non-merchandise goods, services, supplies, and materials in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. This position plays a significant role in generating company savings by applying strong analytical, financial, and purchasing best practices to impact Ulta s bottom line. YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:

  • Analyzing data to support the creation of financial purchase orders or contracts within Ariba B&I in accordance with the company s accounting policies
  • Prioritizing purchasing activities according to company time-lines and strategies
  • Assisting in executing departmental responsibilities, including buying of goods and services, tracking and expediting orders, reviewing Ulta requirements and preparing forecasts
  • Partnering with internal stakeholders to ensure accurate and timely purchase orders, goods receipt and processing of invoices within Ariba B & I
  • Participating in the discovery and implementation of company continuous improvement opportunities
  • Supporting the Procurement Department to help plan, organize, direct, and execute all associated purchasing activities
  • Championing the procurement process throughout Ulta
  • Strengthening relationships with suppliers, internal partners, affiliates and professional organizations to bring maximum value to Ulta s guests, shareholders and employees
  • Providing purchase order and spend data to Strategic Sourcing Category Managers and/or internal stakeholders as requested for meetings and reviews with Suppliers
  • Supporting the company in tracking receipt of goods/services as well timely payment for all purchases. THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
  • Bachelor's degree and/or 5+ years applicable experience preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of and past experience using Ariba Buying and Invoicing and SAP Procurement transactions
  • General understanding of accounting principles including a chart of accounts, general ledger, balance sheet and SAP Project Systems (WBS elements).
  • Intellectually curious problem solver with proven ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Ability to gather, evaluate and summarize large amounts of data
  • Strong organizational and influencing skills
  • Advanced Excel ability preferred.
  • Process improvement and project management skills and experience SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Occasional travel and occasional overtime required #LI-JB2#LI-HYBRID

    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: amazon, data, developer, digital, digital marketing manager, front end, front end developer, information technology, web, website

Keywords: Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook , Procurement Analyst- Ulta Beauty, Professions , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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