Senior Planner

Ulta Beauty - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Our Story:

At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. In 1990, the Company reinvented the beauty retail experience by offering a new way to shop for beauty - bringing together all things beauty, all in one place. Today, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer offering the complete beauty experience.

Ulta Beauty brings 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.

Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and our industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program.

Position Summary:

The Senior Planner is responsible for developing business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize sales, profit, turn and inventory health. This role will manage, coach, and train Merchandise Planners

Core Job Responsibilities:

Develop business area strategy in partnership with Merchants, Vendors, and other cross functional team members

Financial planning to include managing sales, margin, and inventory KPIs relating to Annual & Monthly planning

Open to Buy Management

Advertising/Event & New Item Forecasting

Training & Development of direct reports/internal partners

Assortment Planning

Inventory Productivity to include end of life activity

Participation in projects to support of company growth/process improvement

Ad hoc Reporting


Minimum of 5 years retail related experience including 3 years of planning

Management experience preferred

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with a cross functional team

Active participant in a cross functional or departmental project, demonstrating engagement & leadership skills

Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong listening skills

Critical thinker, able to interact professionally with both internal and external stakeholders and influence with data

Ability to make sound, informed decisions particularly under time pressure and in ad hoc situations.

Demonstrate strong influential & negotiation skills

Overtime and weekends as needed.

Leadership Experience Preferred

Ability and willingness to Coach, Mentor, and Onboard

Take active leadership role, representing Planning & Inventory in a cross functional or departmental project, demonstrating engagement

Lead by example with a positive attitude & ability to embrace/maneuver through change

Excellent organizational skills with a strong eye for detail, and capable of multi-tasking

Willingness to adopt new processes, and be a change advocate.

Strong Microsoft Office skills with solid proficiency in usage of Excel. Working knowledge of SAP or JDA a plus.

Ability to work with large amounts of data into trends and develop accurate and actionable insights based on the data

Process improvement champion

Understand financial metrics inclusive of sales, margin, inventory turn, weeks of supply

Strong problem solving, retail math, and analytical skills

Highly motivated individual with strong initiative and positive attitude

Strong work ethic, ability to meet tight deadlines/thrive in fast-pace environment

Professionalism and confidentiality required both internally & externally

Aspirations to develop & grow within Ulta

Follows principles & values to do the right thing

Ability to embrace/maneuver change with a positive attitude


Job Type: Full-time