Bolingbrook, Illinois


Experience the possibilities of our progressive, omnichannel approach to beauty retail. At Ulta Beauty, our Marketing team is applying the latest technologies to personalize the buying experience of true beauty enthusiasts-in ways that surprise and delight. Building love and loyalty, one communication, one experience, one brilliant idea at a time. We represent the perfect blend of strategy and creativity. Of tactics and analytics. To make Ulta Beauty a brand guests will advocate for. Growing share of heart. Delivering with disciplined consistency. Whether your deepest passion is for design or content, strategy or data, or some combination of all things marketing, Ulta Beauty will provide significant latitude to explore your talents and passions, with opportunities to stretch and deepen, to grow and build. Truly, the possibilities are beautiful.


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.


  • 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


  • 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).


At this time, Colorado residents are not eligible for this position.


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.

Bolingbrook, Illinois

ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. Ulta Beauty provides affordable indulgence to its customers by combining unmatched product breadth, value and convenience with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. ULTA Beauty, through its stores and, offers a unique combination of over 20,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. ULTA Beauty also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores. Founded in 1990 and headquartered near Chicago, ULTA Beauty employees more than 19,000 associates.

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