The Transportation Analyst is responsible for supporting our transportation vendors/partners on a daily basis to achieve superior on-time delivery performance for our retail stores. In addition, this role will focus on improving processes through analysis, identification, documentation and implementation. This individual works closely with carriers, suppliers and many internal cross-functional partners to troubleshoot pain points and develop innovative solutions to meet business needs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Support day to day transportation for Ulta’s DC’s, Outbound Carriers, Pool Carriers and Stores utilizing Ulta’s TMS platform.
Work collaboratively with Transportation Coordinators at each DC to perform all transportation requests.
Create and maintain Outbound Shipping Schedule in Excel and work with internal partners to update SAP & UltaNet.
Work internally with DC’s, DM’s and stores to implement new shipping schedules
Work with carriers to ensure their capacity meets Ulta’s demands
Manage shipment exceptions, shipment prioritization and expedited shipments. When necessary, assist in tracking shipments and manage daily MacroPoint exceptions.
Support monthly/quarterly carrier reviews
Seek to improve the current process with a strong focus on continuous improvement.
Create and maintain SOPs and best practice documents for multiple areas within transportation.
Participate in transportation-related projects and support the transportation strategy
During peak season, may manage seasonal temps.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 3 years of experience working with a Logistics/Distribution/Supply Chain environment.
Working knowledge of SAP and TMS required. Must be comfortable learning new software.
Experience in process improvement and best practices preferred.
Microsoft Office proficiency required, advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills preferred.
Needs to be a self-starter with an entrepreneurship spirit who can work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills with a strong eye for detail.
Requires well-documented communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization.
Flexibility in daily task assignments as assigned
Must be willing to work overtime and/or weekends when needed especially during peak season.
Job/Office location will be in Bolingbrook, IL
Typical office environment – 90%
Typical DC work environment – 10%
Internal Number: 60807
About Ulta Beauty
The Beautiful Journey:
Our first store opened its doors in the suburbs of Chicago in 1990. From the beginning, we set out to do beauty differently. We had a vision to create a world of fun and exploration. Over the years, that’s exactly what we’ve done, and along the way we’ve established ourselves a premier beauty destination. With a wide variety of brands to choose from, including everything from the broadly appealing to the niche, across every price point, we brought the best the beauty world had to offer in makeup, fragrance, skincare and haircare, together in one place. And a full-service salon in every store too – revolutionizing the beauty experience for all.
Ulta Beauty & You:
As a high-growth, fast-paced retailer led by Fortune’s #5 Businessperson of the Year with more than 35,000 associates in 48 states, Ulta Beauty offers rewarding career opportunities at our 1100+ retail stores and salons, five distribution centers and corporate office. We are driving industry leading results, leading through a shared set of values, and together becoming the most loved and admired beauty destination.
It’s a great time to be on the fun side of beauty.