IT SENIOR ANALYST- MERCHANDISING at Ulta Beauty

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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.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY & SCOPE

The Sr IT Analyst for Procurement systems in merchandising team will have functional and technical responsibility for implementation, projects, testing, and support of Procurement & Master Data applications at ULTA.  Procurement applications will include SAP-MM in SAP ECC & SAP S4, Master Data, Ariba or OpenText and Fiori Systems. Master Data applications will include but not limited to Article Master, Vendor Master, Site Master, and Pricing Master for Retail.  The Sr IT Analyst will be working closely with the business, cross functional teams on project and help Support organization, as needed.   They will Lead Merchandising IT members to formulate and participate in new scope & requirements, blueprinting, testing, build and deploy activities to meet the business needs in Supplier collaboration, Procurement areas.

 

REQUIRED JOB SKILLS

  • Requirements definition and management – Uses established techniques as directed to identify current problems and elicit, specify and document business functional, data and non-functional requirements. Reviews operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions in new or changed processes.
  • Application Support – Maintains application support processes, and checks that all requests for support are dealt with according to agreed procedures. Uses application management software and tools to investigate issues, collect performance statistics and create reports.
  • Configuration Management – Applies tools, techniques and processes to track, log, report on and correct configuration items, components and changes related to the configuration items.
  • 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.
  • Development Testing – Creates test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and non-functional specifications and processes. Reviews test results and provide reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project.  Identifies process improvements, and contributes to corporate testing standards and definition of best practice.
  • Relationship Management - Reviews the communications needs of each stakeholder group in conjunction with business owners and subject matter experts. Translates communications / stakeholder engagement strategies into specific tasks.  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.
  • Problem Management - Undertakes and reviews actions to investigate and resolve problems in systems, processes and services. Assesses problem fixes/remedies. Assists with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (*Essential Functions)

  • Functional configuration and SME responsibility for SAP Procurement, Ariba Network, OpenText, Master Data Applications for testing, and project work
  • Functional responsibility for integration into Planning systems, Warehouse management system and third party Procure to Pay Applications
  • Work closely with key business partners and cross functional areas during entire lifecycle of the project
  • Provide functional support and troubleshooting for production issues by working with the Support Organization in Procurement area
  • Explore and recommend solutions to issues & business requirements
  • Lead, participate, and document requirements, design, and test plans within sessions for project, enhancement, or break/fix work in merchandising area
  • Assist or build Project plan, track completion, and create estimates for multiple Merchandising initiatives.
  • Creates, maintains, and leads coordination for documentation such as functional specifications, configuration document, FUT, process flows, etc

 


Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years hands on experience in both functional configuration with SAP Procurement, IM module as functional and support analyst.
  • Strong Procure to pay knowledge with at least 4 to 5 years of experience in Direct & indirect procurement, Private label purchasing and FI, IM and WM integration.
  • Experience in integration of SAP MM with external Planning systems like JDA Allocation, Manhattan DFIO, Ariba Network, OpenText, external Warehouse application like Manhattan WMOS, is preferable
  • Experience with Procure to Pay solutions in retail or high volume industries.
  • Experience in Procure to pay scenarios in S/4 HANA Environment and SAP SCP desired.
  • Experience in working with contractor firms with resources both onshore and offshore.
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt quickly to change and able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, both written and verbal and active listening traits
  • Strong leadership skills in accountability and customer focus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communications (written and verbal), customer focus skills required.
  • Networking/interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals, both internally and externally
  • Flexibility of providing support during off-business hours
  • Be proactive and ability to catch issues before failures
  • Bachelor’s degree

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office demands
  • Some travel required
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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.
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An Insider's view of Ulta Beauty

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Flexible! Ulta leadership recognizes that associates will do their best work when they feel supported. The options of FlexCity, FlexShift, FlexPlace, and FlexTime allow an associate and manager to partner to create arrangements that support the employee's specific needs while satisfying Ulta's business requirements for their position.

Kelly

Lead IT Analyst

What does your typical day look like?

I would consider a typical day for me at Ulta to be very atypical. Every day is different; filled with new challenges and surprises as things move at the speed of light. So, what is typical? Because Ulta has such an amazing culture of people and energy, regardless of what the day brings, you will end the day knowing you work at an awesome place.

David

IT Portfolio Manager-IT Risk, SAP, EDA & Integrations, G&D, LP

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being able to take on challenges and responsibilities that might intimidate you are important in being successful. These experiences offer a chance to put your skills to practice and learn. ULTA not only recognizes and rewards those individuals, but builds the confidence and support to help you grow.

Selene

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I make myself accessible by proactively building strong business relationships, sharing knowledge, listening to business needs, asking questions and solving complex business problems. Our teams partner together to demonstrate strategic improvements and ‘wow’ the business by putting people at ease and working together to achieve business goals.

Rani

Senior Manager - Data Protection

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned more in my 5yrs at Ulta than in my previous 14yrs of IT combined. Not only in technology, but in relationship management, budgeting, distribution, e-commerce, procurement, business strategy, skillset calibration and more. This openness and transparency provides unlimited recipes for success – you just have to pick one and run with it!

Brad

IT Architect

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.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
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