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Posted January 22nd

Manager, Supply Chain Insights

Bolingbrook, Illinois


Ulta Beauty



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Posted January 22nd

Manager, Supply Chain Insights

Bolingbrook, Illinois


Supply Chain/Logistics






Imagine. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, and a thriving supply chain network, there has never been a greater need for people of high initiative, of big-picture thinking, and adaptability to share in our journey. At Ulta Beauty, we have greater ambitions. Growing what works. Iterating in areas that have promise. Creating new offerings for industry advantage.

In all of this is the opportunity to experience real impact, to effectuate change, to give wings to a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurism. Because the challenges are multi-faceted and ever-changing. But for those inspired by real-world demands that press and stretch, that call for new and smarter ideas, that require heavy doses of trust and respect, Ulta Beauty encourages you to imagine with us.


The Supply Chain Insights Manager will influence key supply chain strategies by leading the development of on-going proactive analysis and sharing holistic insights with the supply chain team including operational trends that encompass vendor performance, transportation, DC Operations, etc. This individual will partner closely with supply chain leaders and provide meaningful insights that help them better understand their business and uncover key opportunities to drive efficiency and productivity.


  • Leading the development of on-going proactive analysis and insights for all aspects of the supply chain
  • Responding to specific requests by the supply chain team for insights on key, priority topics
  • Developing and foster strategic partnerships cross functionally with MP&O, eCommerce, Store Operations, Merchandising, Finance, etc. to tap into existing data analysis including: 1) Vendor ordering forecasts and trends 2) financial performance data 3) guest experience data, etc.)
  • Providing strategic perspectives and frameworks and a disciplined problem-solving approach
  • Using a hypothesis-driven approach to structure analysis and efficient data collection
  • Gathering, analyzing and triangulating data from multiple internal and external data sources and use the data efficiently and effectively to derive meaningful and useful insights as well as actionable results for supply chain partners
  • Pursuing a rigorous fact-based approach, with a resourceful and creative use of available data to develop the appropriate level of insights needed to support decision making
  • Evaluating and recommend efficiencies and effectiveness of defined strategies & time-lines
  • Translating complex ideas into clear, compelling messages, using visualization and numbers effectively to influence and to communicate effectively to all levels and departments within the organization
  • Creating effective presentations that include influential data points utilizing easy to interpret visuals
  • Eliciting cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, and other departments within the organization.
  • Presenting insights to Supply Chain team in large group settings, including leaders
  • Leading the automation of processes and analyze data within Excel/Access or other analytical tools such as Tableau
  • Transferring data into new formats to make it more appropriate for analysis
  • Creating new, experimental frameworks to collect data
  • Lead a team of analysts as well as support and train end users to be self-proficient in data analysis


  • Minimum of 7-10 years relevant direct work experience in data analysis (with at least 2-3 years experience in strategy consulting with a top tier consulting firm preferred)
  • BA/BS or equivalent required
  • Highly proficient Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills, Tableau preferred
  • Strong analytic skills and able to construct and execute analytics and data collection independently
  • Strong conceptual thinker and able to translate business issues into key hypotheses and derive findings using a structured problem solving approach
  • Highly proactive and resourceful and ability to work across the organization to accomplish goals
  • Strong ability to interpret and present findings in a clear and compelling way through PowerPoint and other written and verbal communications
  • Clear planning and prioritizing skills; methodical and detailed work behavior
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience preparing, analyzing, visualizing and communicating data
  • Capable of working in a dynamic environment, handling multiple projects, meeting deadlines, able to prioritize appropriately and respond to issues quickly and creatively with an open and positive attitude.
  • Independent decision-making skills and the ability to recommend viable solutions to issues, processes, and data change requests
  • Advanced ability to perform exploratory data analysis
  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Python, R and Scala
  • Strong Mathematics skills
  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Prior retail industry experience or working knowledge preferred



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.