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Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel



Ulta Beauty is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the place for the true beauty enthusiast who gets butterflies as she shops for beauty and experiments throughout our store. We are the only one to provide our guests prestige, mass and salon products and services under one roof – All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. We put our guests at the center of all we do, committing to offer her unrivaled ways to be beautiful in an environment that provides the thrill of exploration and delight of discovery.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Floor Planner works as a team lead, ensuring store layouts for new, remodel, and brand realignments meet corporate standards. Maintains quality control measures for execution of merchandise plans dictated by ULTA strategic visions. Responsible for project delivery, provides direction to floor planners with little supervision from Store Planning Manager.


Assign and merchandise planogram-store assignments for all brand realignments, new & remodels doors, and special projects in JDA Floor Planning.

Manage project timelines for merchandise plans, ensuring adherence of merchandise transition, construction and store-set timelines. Communicate milestone dates and Floor Planning deliverables to merchant, space and store design partners.

Monitor accuracy of 1300 floor plans by using extensive validation reports in CKB, Excel and Access. Provide quality control measures for data to feed to SWIFT, MIA, DOM, Pricing and SAP.

Provide cross functional partners space management criteria including in depth planogram assignment reviews for specific categories. Engage merchant and space planning team with pre-planning deliverables, including store-pog assignments,recommended brand flow adjacencies, and space analytics.

Manage a library of prototypical store layouts and criteria as required by the volume for new, re-modeled and/or existing stores by following clear concise criteria discussed with Merchant leadership. Design templates with consideration for brand image, space allocation, brand adjacencies and guest experience.

Improve capabilities, and enhance reporting suite in CKB-JDA Floor Planning, in partnership with Merchandise Operations. Build software tools such as space automation scripts, analysis reports, highlights and tables.

Provide project guidance and training to Floor Planners, with little supervision from manager, one-on-one training, and maintenance of training documentation.

Create and maintain department lines for 1300 Floor Plans for performance/profitability analytics. Provide recommendations for Floor-POG assignments based on floor plan heat maps.

Provide What's Changed Add/Delete Report, Department Matrix-Footage Grids, Fixture and Graphic Distribution Worksheets.

Review and approve new store fixture Take-Offs in partnership with Procurement and 3rd party vendors.

Build walking order merchandise layouts as required for store set executions and pricing/graphic strip orders.




  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong in Excel(Vlookup and Pivot Tables required)
  • Proficient in Autocad 2018 and CKB-JDA Floor Planning
  • Familiarity with JDA Space Planning and SAP preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access
  • Retail experience in a multi-unit specialty chain required
  • Superior organizational abilities
  • Expected 40 hour work week with quarterly visits to local stores and occasional visits to stores in other market


  • Supervisory and leadership capabilities
  • Ability to drive projects and manage project teams
  • Problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities
  • Ability to analyze store performance metrics

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