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Program Manager Strategic Portfolio Delivery

Country : USA USA

State : Illinois

County : Will County

Town : Bolingbrook

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

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.

Job description

OVERVIEW

Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in our strategic initiatives to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our team is critical to our scalability-and is recognized that way. We've been defined as a "mature start-up." A place where interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.

We're engineering for the future of retail, and it's no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who will press you daily for your very best, you'll find that virtually nothing's impossible at Ulta Beauty.

THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE:

This role will play a pivotal role shaping and driving critical large-scale enterprise initiatives as part of Ulta Beauty's Strategic Portfolio Delivery Office.

This role is responsible for driving coordinated execution of the most critical enterprise initiatives, to deliver on Ulta Beauty's strategic and financial objectives, working in partnership with the Strategic Portfolio Delivery team, senior leadership and key cross-functional stakeholders.

The Program Manager, Strategic Portfolio Delivery must demonstrate a critical blend of both strong strategic management and cross-functional leadership capabilities and a strong track record of successful execution of complex enterprise initiatives in a retail environment. The ability to influence, advise and manage a large number of cross-functional players across levels is critical.

YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:


  • Managing the execution of large scale, highly complex enterprise initiatives, serving as a strategic and executional partner to business owners and senior leadership.

  • Driving strategic execution, program management, integration and change management in support of strategic programs across the company.

  • Leading and facilitate cross-functional teams in defining and tracking project goals, deliverables, milestones, resources, budget and schedule.

  • Identifying and manage critical interdependencies, determine areas of risk, and provide the level of executional leadership to successfully deliver projects.

  • Supporting prioritizing of workstreams and track progress against objectives.

  • Providing timely communications to project leadership and key stakeholders on overall status and roadmap for key strategic programs.

  • Supporting development of project management and change management capability and center of excellence at Ulta Beauty, including contributing and demonstrating best practice approaches, project governance frameworks and processes and toolkits which will be applied throughout the organization.

  • Supporting change management efforts at Ulta Beauty on critical complex programs and initiatives, designing and executing change strategies within and across key enterprise initiatives


  • THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS


    • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred.

    • 5+ years of experience in project management, change management and project planning and/or post-merger integration, preferably in a strategy consulting company or equivalent position in beauty and/or a retail environment.

    • Experience in strategic / management consulting strongly preferred.

    • Demonstrated experience leading teams to execute highly complex initiatives of significant scope, scale and risk in a retail environment.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of program management, change management and strategic capabilities.

    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and apply strategic frameworks to drive alignment and decision-making.

    • Financial acumen to shape and drive program performance management.

    • Highly collaborative with track record of effective cross-functional leadership and proven ability to influence at all levels.

    • Enterprise thinker with ability to 'connect the dots.'

    • Bias for action and execution.

    • Results-oriented.

    • Excellent time management, planning, project management and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and make ongoing decisions with key stakeholder input.

    • Excellent communication skills, including ability to share ideas and information across diverse audiences to drive to business decisions. Ability to synthesize clearly and simplify the complex.

    • High emotional intelligence/IQ and strong relationship management skills.

    • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to shape, elevate and move planning forward.

    • Highest level of integrity and good judgment.

    • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) preferred.

    • Travel may be required (

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THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred.

  • 5+ years of experience in project management, change management and project planning and/or post-merger integration, preferably in a strategy consulting company or equivalent position in beauty and/or a retail environment.

  • Experience in strategic / management consulting strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to execute highly complex initiatives of significant scope, scale and risk in a retail environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of program management, change management and strategic capabilities.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and apply strategic frameworks to drive alignment and decision-making.

  • Financial acumen to shape and drive program performance management.

  • Highly collaborative with track record of effective cross-functional leadership and proven ability to influence at all levels.

  • Enterprise thinker with ability to 'connect the dots.'

  • Bias for action and execution.

  • Results-oriented.

  • Excellent time management, planning, project management and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and make ongoing decisions with key stakeholder input.

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to share ideas and information across diverse audiences to drive to business decisions. Ability to synthesize clearly and simplify the complex.

  • High emotional intelligence/IQ and strong relationship management skills.

  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to shape, elevate and move planning forward.

  • Highest level of integrity and good judgment.

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) preferred.

  • Travel may be required (<10% of time).


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