IT ANALYST (DEVOPS) – SAP FINANCE /HR

| Chicago

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.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

In the role of IT Analyst SAP Finance you will be responsible for supporting finance in both SAP ECC and S4 environments.  You will be responsible for gathering and documenting requirements, configuration, unit testing and planning.  You will work as part of a team to support G/L, AP, AR, Tax and Fixed Assets. 

 

In the role of IT Analyst SAP HR you will be responsible for supporting HR and Payroll module in both SAP ECC and SuccessFactors Employee Central.  You will be responsible for gathering and documenting requirements, configuration, unit testing and planning. You will support the HR Integrations between SF and other downstream/upstream systems. The HR integrations support requires working with BODS team. You will work as part of a team to support HR, Benefits, Compensation and Payroll. . 

 

 

This person will provide direction to other members of the team (including onshore and offshore consultants) to ensure successful deployment of projects along with leading the knowledge transfer and hyper-care activities to ensure smooth transition of projects into support. The IT Analyst will lead the support team to ensure operational stability of the in-scope functionality/application.  This person will work closely with key stakeholders and will maintain high quality standards while operating in a highly dynamic and fast paced environment.

 

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Application Support: Assists in the investigation and resolution of issues relating to Ulta’s Item Master Data system. 
  • Business Process Improvement: Analyzes business processes; evaluates alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Develops business requirements for the implementation of changes in business functions and processes.
  • Incident Management – Undertakes the identification, registration and categorization of incidents.  Gathers information to enable incident resolution and promptly escalates incidents as appropriate. Maintains records and advises relevant persons of actions taken.
  • Problem Management: Ensures that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and services. Ensures that such problems are fully documented within the relevant reporting system(s).  Leads the development of problem solutions. Coordinates the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures. Evaluates patterns and trends.
  • Programming/Software Development - Contributes to the designs, development, testing, and documentation of complex programs from agreed specifications, and subsequent iterations, using agreed standards and tools. Assesses own work and leads reviews of colleagues' work. Mentors less experienced colleagues as required.
  • Relationship Management: Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders. Uses feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management. Contributes to the development and enhancement of customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Change Management - Assesses, analyses, creates, documents, presents and implements changes based on requests for change.
  • Requirements Definition: Leads scoping and business priority setting for change initiatives. Evaluates and selects the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative, ensuring traceability back to source.
  • Service Level Management: Creates defined tasks to monitor service delivery against service level agreements and maintains records of relevant information.
  • Release Deployment - Uses the tools and techniques for specific areas of release and deployment activities. Administers the recording of activities, logging of results and documents technical activity undertaken.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Frequent contact and interaction with business partners.  
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Strong analytical abilities to help solve critical issues in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to interact frequently with cross-functional IT groups.
  • Responsible for application support.  May include off-hours. 
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple enterprise projects at one time. 
  • Must be effective in independently managing time in order to meet the obligations around the application support scope.
  • Lead Outage Calls and Root Cause Analysis once operation is up and running
  • Provide guidance to support consultants by delivering Level-3 support
  • Assist senior management in managing relationship with product vendors

 


Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience
  • 5+ years of enterprise IT Support experience preferably in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in SAP ECC Finance or (SAP S4 preferred) Finance
  • At least 2 years’ experience in SAP ECC HR/Payroll and SuccessFactors Employee Central.
  • Knowledge of BODS Integration is a plus.
  • Proactive and able to catch issues before failures.
  • Possess a strong work ethic; takes pride in producing a quality product
  • Ability to work effectively in an onshore / offshore model
  • Minimal travel required (training/conferences)
  • Experience in working with contractor firms with resources both onshore and offshore
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, both written and verbal and active listening traits
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Customer Service/relationship focus
  • Flexibility of providing support during odd hours, weekends, and peak seasons
  • Be proactive and ability to catch issues before failures
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Location

Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

An Insider's view of Ulta Beauty

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Ulta’s workplace has dashes of colors, roomy cubicles, tastefully done décor, and desk drops of free products. Being in the IT side @Ulta, it also enables me to work on new technologies and learn new things almost daily. We also believe in open and honest communication amongst various teams. Our management also encourages these traits.

Sampath

Lead Analyst - IT Merchandising

What projects are you most excited about?

Since I joined Ulta as Lead IT Analyst for QA Team, I have been part of great expansion initiatives like opening 3 new DCs, new stores in Hawaii, and now excited to be part of opening a Fast Fulfillment Center in Florida!
These complex projects have strengthened my leadership skills and allowed me to be critical part of Ulta’s impressive growth!

Anita

Lead IT Analyst - Supply Chain

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Ulta Beauty 14 yrs ago as an IT Assoc. supporting all technologies in the store. Having worked on several large projects, it allowed me to progress my career from Developer to Enterprise Architect. Ulta Beauty has provided opportunities for career development and advancement; it’s up to the individual that determines how far you go.

Derek

IT Architect, Enterprise Architecture

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Ulta empowers its leadership and associates to question the norm and constantly improve. In IT specifically, we leverage and utilize the emerging technologies to meet business needs. Ulta’s leadership understands that technology satisfies the needs of our guests and gives us a competitive advantage.

Tony

Senior Director, IT Data Center & Infrastructure

How does the company support your career growth?

My firm and team understand the importance in giving employees the chance to take initiative & lead projects or improvements. Providing these opportunities not only empowers us to develop our skill sets and push boundaries but also fosters continuous innovation at Ulta.

Heather

Lead IT Risk Assessment Analyst

What are Ulta Beauty Perks + Benefits

Ulta Beauty Benefits Overview

Being rewarded for your hard work never goes out of style. With a number of options to choose from, you can select benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. And benefits begin on your first day of active employment.

In addition to the competitive benefits outlined, we also have a generous Associate Discount of 25% off on retail products and 50% off on salon services.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Ulta Beauty partners with After School Matters and Skills for Chicagoland's Future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ulta Beauty is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.
Intracompany committees
Ulta Beauty has a variety of Corporate Associate groups, such as the Ulta Green Group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Ulta Beauty is committed to ensuring our "Champion Diversity" value and "Inclusion" competency are part of who we are and the decisions we make.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ulta Beauty associates can contribute up to the IRS limits of $2,700 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
All benefit-eligible associates are provided with company paid short-term disability & long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental critical illness and accident coverage.
Dental Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers dental insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers health insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid basic life insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental term life insurance and supplemental AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Ulta Beauty associates can save for their retirement by participating in the 401(k) plan administered by Fidelity, following 60 days of service.
401(K) Matching
Ulta Beauty matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of eligible compensation deferred and is 100% vested immediately.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth parent and provide 2 weeks of paid leave for the non-birth parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ulta Beauty provides associates with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and summer hours.
Family Medical Leave
All Ulta Beauty associates are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, which will be reviewed for any federal (FMLA) or state protected leave eligibility.
Adoption Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides adoption assistance reimbursement and paid-time off.
Company sponsored family events
Ulta Beauty participates in National Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We believe each associate should have time off from work each year. Ulta Beauty provides the following paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days and paid holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
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Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
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Job Training & Conferences
Ulta Beauty offers associates professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
Lunch and learns
Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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