- Computer Skills
- Supply Chain Experience
- Microsoft Office
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.
The Manager, Supply Chain Planning and Analysis is responsible for the centralized, coordinated management of product flow in support of the enterprise near-term and mid-range operational plans. This position partners closely with the Director, S&OP on the mid-range Business Planning, which covers an 18-month horizon, as well as the Fiscal Year Annual Budgeting Process. The Manager leads the near-term Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) process, which is focused on a rolling 13-week planning horizon to ensure enterprise alignment across departments. These processes strive to determine how to best strike an optimum balance between merchandise flow, operational metrics, storage capacity, labor planning, and cost. This role is fully engaged with and informed of the enterprise’s strategic, financial, and operational objectives. The Manager leads a team that develops Distribution Center (DC) and Store unit forecasts based on projected receipts and sales, provides pallet projections for inbound and outbound transportation requirements, models eCommerce fulfillment allocation strategies, builds and maintains scenario planning iterations, and creates unit disposition forecasts. The Manager fosters a partnership approach to working with other teams across the enterprise and key business stakeholders, to include Store Operations, Merchandise Planning & Operations, Finance, and Supply Chain.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and maintains inventory flow planning models which include replenishment, promotional buys, and new planograms.
Develops and maintains disposition unit forecasts for RTV (Return to Vendor), RTDC (Return to Distribution Center), and DIF (Destroy in Field) claims.
Prepares volume projection plans and work with Supply Chain Operations and Store Operations on optimal staffing models to support inbound/outbound inventory flow.
Directs the Supply Chain Annual Budgeting process by managing submission timelines, scheduling functional group planning and alignment sessions, preparing summary level presentations, quantifying changes from the 5-Year Plan and Annual Business Plan, conducting variance analyses, and providing operational inputs.
Serves as the central contact for the near-term and long-term allocation planning processes for eCommerce.
Provides product flow projections for all network expansion activities, to include international opportunities.
Maintains the Enterprise Master Operating Calendar that supports mid-range planning activities.
Leads S&OE Meetings to review rolling 13-week projections and represent team on weekly cross functional meetings.
Understands the holiday planning and inventory build strategies and determines if product flow will be constrained based on storage capacity limitations in the DCs and stores.
Maintains pallet-level forecast projections for DC inbound and outbound shipments to facilitate the transportation linehaul capacity requirements and appointment scheduling.
Maintains Key Performance Indicators (KPI) reporting for Forecast Accuracy & Bias and rolling daily/weekly forecast results.
Identifies root causes for forecast errors and identify solutions to eliminate/reduce forecast error.
Understands and communicates financial implications of changes in inventory levels
Presents findings and recommendations with confidence and communicate these to key stakeholders.
Coaches and supports team members in use of tools and methodologies.
Influences teams in the organization that do not have a direct reporting relationship to provide data and analysis in a timely manner that are required to make enterprise-level decisions.
Educate teams on the S&OE and S&OP processes and ensuring that recommended courses of actions are fully developed
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:
5-7 years supply chain experience with a focus on demand/supply planning or sales and operations planning
Demonstrated success in developing talent, managing performance and building high performing teams
Excellent communication (written and verbal), collaboration and influencing skills with proven success working across functions and teams with a wide variety of backgrounds
Business acumen/sound judgment is essential to this function
Strong sense of urgency and ability to successfully lead in a fast-paced, evolving environment
Able to analyze data, models and results. Should possess advanced computer skills
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
Ability to learn, adapt and continuously improve (Improves Performance, Shows Curiosity)
DISCLAIMER – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.