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 support the Senior Director, Strategic Portfolio Delivery in building a Value Realization capability in support of the largest, most transformational initiatives Ulta Beauty undertakes. This role will inspire and engage the organization in defining, capturing and managing value for transformational enterprise initiatives and delivering on Ulta Beauty's strategic and financial objectives. This role will collaborate with members of the Strategic Portfolio Delivery team, as well as with senior leadership and key cross-functional stakeholders.

The Sr. Manager Value Realization must demonstrate a critical blend of both strong enterprise thinking and cross-functional leadership capabilities, paired with excellent financial acumen and a track record of successful value identification, management, and capture from complex enterprise initiatives in a retail environment. The ability to influence, advise and manage across cross-functional players and teams is critical.

  • Independently managing value (costs and benefits) of highly complex, transformational enterprise initiatives from identification through capture.
  • Operating as the value realization lead within a highly cross-functional team, including partners across Strategic Portfolio Delivery (Program and Change Management), FP&A, IT, Accounting, Continuous Improvement and other areas.
  • Serving on program leadership team, including facilitating and participating in critical program meetings (e.g., kickoffs, scoping, value case, change controls, etc.) to support delivery of successful enterprise programs in a transparent manner.
  • Holistically identify and manage program value cases, including leading progress tracking, estimate revisions, forecasting (for program and resources), and reporting of financial status.
  • Driving value realization through identifying relevant metrics to monitor at both program and project levels
  • Analyzing variance of benefits against estimates, performing root cause analysis and supporting cross-functional program teams in defining appropriate remedies.
  • Working closely with Accounting partners to determine appropriate classification for accounting treatment decisions, supporting interaction with internal and external audit partners to maintain organizational compliance.
  • Within programs, validate internal and external estimates for level of effort, cost and benefits, in the context of the overall program and the enterprise.
  • Validating work performed and goods received for enterprise programs, supporting period-end financial reporting and invoice processing.
  • Providing timely communications to project leadership and key stakeholders on overall financial status, critical variance points, and risks.


  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in value realization/capture, financial planning & analysis or financial reporting, and/or post-merger integration, preferably in a strategy consulting company or equivalent position in a retail environment.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams to identify, capture and track value in transformational initiatives of large scope, scale and risk in a retail environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on demonstrated financial acumen. Strong ability to complete quantitative analysis and analyze financial results with an enterprise lens.
  • Exposure to and basic knowledge of program management, change management and strategic capabilities.
  • Exposure to Accounting rules and treatment strongly preferred.
  • 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'.
  • Ability to manage a team, both direct report(s) and cross-functional stakeholders on large initiatives.
  • Excellent time management, planning, 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.



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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