Assistant Buyer

Ulta Beauty
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Posted 2 months ago
Full timePersonal Care Product Manufacturing,Consumer Services,Retail

OVERVIEW Experience professional empowerment. With over 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., designs to expand internationally, and a thriving E-Commerce platform, Ulta Beauty provides its merchandise associates the bandwidth needed to set new trends, identify potential, and take calculated risks. For professionals with an adventurous spirit who thrive in a collaborative context, who are energized by ambiguity and problem-solving, who want to experience the results of their efforts, and who are inspired by the recognition of superior performance—we encourage you to make all of it your own. Discover the possibilities of Ulta Beauty. And experience greater heights of professional success & personal satisfaction. THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: Assistant Buyer position is responsible for assisting Buyers in developing and implementing the merchandising strategies to deliver financial goals, meet the needs of the guest, and maximize profits. CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists: Assists Buyers to execute brand strategies through oversight of promotional/ad items, provides analytics for vendor funding, input or other tracking as needed. Trends: Identifies trends and stays current on competitive landscape to maximize sales opportunities and emerging product trends. Marketing: Collaborating with buyer on ad offers, ad layouts and proofing. Helping with sign request direction. In-Store Merchandising: Responsible for proof all in-store signage for printing; signage for all marketing in promo planner, enters skus in for tables, endcaps, etageres & cash wrap Planograms: Supports planogram process by working with vendors to secure samples, assessing SKU/Brands productivity, completing or gathering sku set up paperwork, maintaining add/delete lists, shelf strip proofing, managing fixtures with vendors if required. Reporting: Pulls, prepare and analyze reports from BW, SAP, or Merchandising systems as needed. Collaboration: Develop and maintain internal and external relationships, including Distribution Centers, eCommerce, Marketing, Operations, Planning & Allocation, Stores and brand partners. Values: Exemplifies Ulta Beauty's core values within role. Ulta Values are quality and timely decision making, continuous improvement, collaboration, accountability, coaching and developing, planning and prioritizing, communication Continuing Education: Complete training fundamental courses i.e. Retail Math, Analysis for Excel, Life of an Item, etc. THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS: Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required Years of Related Experience: Some relevant experience preferred. Skills: Strong organizational skills required. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SAP and SAP Hana a plus. Creative problem solver. Professionalism and confidentiality required. Passion for the business. High energy innovation leader. Working Conditions: Nominal travel required Position is a hyrbid not fully remote

ABOUT 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.

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