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.


The Director of Visual Merchandising is responsible for crafting, implementing and protecting the holistic visual presentation standards across Ulta Beauty's store fleet.

They will ensure that Ulta Beauty's DNA and brand voice expresses with consistency and clarity throughout the store, that merchandising and service strategies are translated clearly into store implementations, and that visual presentations entice guests while guiding them seamlessly through their shopping experience.

To achieve this, the Director of Visual Merchandising will lead the visual team in their collaborations with Marketing, Merchandising, Retail Operations, and with our brand partners. They will ensure that the visual merchandising standards reflect the strategic priorities of the continually elevating store design experience, develop the supporting tactics and guidelines to ensure store implementation, and act as the definitive guide on the store's overall visual merchandising approach.

  • Continually elevate the visual merchandising standards across the store, providing a clear point of view for each category, including services, while manifesting a unified experience for the guest.
  • Manifest a best-in-class vision for the Visual Merchandising team. That team will be focused on the holistic presentations of in-store promotions, category and brand presentations, all in-store signing and specialty merchandising programs.
  • Ensure the clear articulation of visual merchandising strategies to the organization through verbal and written communication, planning sessions, documented standards, implementation communications, and follow up assessments.
  • Guide the team's creation of compelling in-store solutions in response to project briefs while continually propelling the evolution of our visual merchandising strategies, balancing operational execution with innovative thinking.
  • Build collaborative cross-functional relationships to ensure planning and partnerships achieve business objectives while preserving a consistency in visual execution.
  • Work in lockstep with store design, creative and integrated marketing partners.
  • Build strong partnerships with brands, procurement and suppliers, ensuring their support and advocacy of Ulta Beauty's visual merchandising objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership, mentorship, and development to the visual merchandising team. Orchestrate and prioritize the department's overall activities.
  • Provide budget oversight and accountability.

  • A thorough understanding of retail design, consumer communication, merchandising, and in-store implementation.
  • Proven experience in taking in-store strategies from design concepting through detailed implementation.
  • Strategic agility and ability to lead through multiple priorities with clarity of leadership
  • 10+ years retail design experience, focused on merchandising and visual design.
  • BA in design, merchandising, or equivalent degree - or work experience - required.
  • Proven experience in managing design-focused retail teams.
  • Fluency in software programs as required to visualize and communicate concepts, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and rendering tools.
  • Collaborative and passionate approach.


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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