Manage the near-term and mid-range eCommerce planning requirements related to product flow of saleable and non-saleable inventory. This individual will work with the eCommerce, Merchandise Planning, Finance, Transportation, and Omnichannel teams to create annual budgets and daily plans, forecast the business based on changes in strategy and business climate, and provide awareness to activities that impact our operational effectiveness during peak and non-peak seasons. The analyst will focus on establishing new processes in support of our continued growth and profitability. Key areas of consideration include storage capacities at distribution centers and stores, carrier and contract allocations, and costs to optimize service, quality, and guest experience.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partner with the Finance and Planning team to develop the monthly forecast package
Build daily forecasts and provide weekly reforecasts by KPI and communicate risks and opportunities to key stakeholders to react to business trends to reach financial goals
Partner with Merchandise Planning to ensure inventory strategies aligned to support financial objectives
Partner with the eCommerce and Marketing teams to integrate the promotional calendar activities into the DC operational planning cadence.
Manage the weekly sales reporting process to aid in business analysis and strategy development
Serve as the operational planning liaison for eCommerce initiatives that impact capacity to include DOM, BOPIS, Ship from Store, and Store to Door.
Understand the holiday planning and inventory build strategies and determine if product flow will be constrained based on storage capacity limitations in the DCs and stores
Develop and enhance tools and business processes
Communicate regularly with the fulfillment teams to anticipate impacts to the business
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3-5 years of relevant supply chain operations or inventory experience required.
Business acumen/sound judgment is essential to this function
Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Software Skills: Proficiency with MS Office required, intermediate MS Excel preferred, experience with a forecast modeling tool helpful, SAP experience helpful
Strong numerical and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
Excellent written/oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills (Listens and Communicates Effectively)
Ability learn, adapt and continuously improve (Improves Performance, Shows Curiosity)
Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands
Internal Number: 60222
About Ulta Beauty
The Beautiful Journey:
Our first store opened its doors in the suburbs of Chicago in 1990. From the beginning, we set out to do beauty differently. We had a vision to create a world of fun and exploration. Over the years, that’s exactly what we’ve done, and along the way we’ve established ourselves a premier beauty destination. With a wide variety of brands to choose from, including everything from the broadly appealing to the niche, across every price point, we brought the best the beauty world had to offer in makeup, fragrance, skincare and haircare, together in one place. And a full-service salon in every store too – revolutionizing the beauty experience for all.
Ulta Beauty & You:
As a high-growth, fast-paced retailer led by Fortune’s #5 Businessperson of the Year with more than 35,000 associates in 48 states, Ulta Beauty offers rewarding career opportunities at our 1100+ retail stores and salons, five distribution centers and corporate office. We are driving industry leading results, leading through a shared set of values, and together becoming the most loved and admired beauty destination.
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