LEAD IT ANALYST- SAP IS/ MM RETAIL

| Chicago

GENERAL SUMMARY & SCOPE

The Lead IT Analyst for IS Retail will have functional and technical responsibility for implementation, projects, testing, and support of Master Data and Pricing at ULTA. The applications will include SAP (to-be S/4 HANA) and integrations to the connecting applications that uses the responsible data.  The Lead IT Analyst will be working closely with the business, vendors, cross functional teams on project and support functions.   They will lead and participate in new scope & requirements, break-fix work, testing, and support activities to meet the business needs in Merchandising and 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 Retail Master data and Pricing leading team of resources for support, break-fix, testing, and project work
  • Functional responsibility for integration into systems that integrate with SAP
  • Work closely with key business partners and cross functional areas during entire lifecycle of the project
  • Provide functional support and troubleshooting for production issues
  • Own and provide audit support for assigned functionality
  • Lead and/or Participate Outage Calls and Root Cause Analysis for the problems
  • Explore and recommend solutions to business requirements and issues
  • Lead, participate, and document requirements, design, and test plans within sessions for project, enhancement, or break/fix work in Merchandising, Pricing and Procurement areas
  • 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, process flows, Unit Testing, Configuration Changes, etc.

 


Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years hands on experience both functional configuration with SAP master data and Pricing as functional and support analyst.
  • Strong knowledge with at least 3 to 4 areas of experience in Direct/indirect procurement, Private label purchasing, Assortments and Pricing.
  • Experience in integration of SAP MM with external Planning systems like JDA Allocation, Manhattan DFIO, SAP Ariba, external Warehouse application like Manhattan WMOS is preferable
  • Experience with Master data and Pricing and Merchandising solutions in retail or high volume industries. Experience in S/4 HANA will be a plus
  • Proven track record and experience in providing superior production support
  • 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 leadership skills in accountability and customer focus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Customer Service/relationship focus
  • Strong communications (written and verbal), customer focus skills required.
  • Flexibility of providing support during odd hours, weekends, and peak seasons
  • Be proactive and ability to catch issues before failures
  • Bachelor’s degree

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Normal office demands
  • Some travel required
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Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

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 $2,625 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental AD&D insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
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Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provide 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.
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Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
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Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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