Location Bolingbrook
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Negotiable
Reference 14797

Acre is excited to be partnered with Ulta Beauty. Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skincare products, hair care products, and salon services. They provide an unparalleled experience for their customers, one brilliant idea at a time.

In this role, you will play an integral part to help lead Ulta Beauty to become the leader in clean beauty and sustainability spaces alongside with Senior Director of Strategic Portfolio Delivery (SPD).

You will be the leader that will build and evolve Ulta Beauty's newly created Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™ program. This program is an initiative for Ulta Beauty to provide customer transparency and help them navigate Ulta Beauty's products. The main pillars that Ulta Beauty has identified are: clean ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan, sustainable packaging, and positive impact.


  • Work with the Sr. Director Strategic Portfolio Delivery (SPD) to define overall strategy and multi-year execution roadmap for Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty and fit within Ulta Beauty's broader corporate strategy and vision

  • Develop a strategy to evolve key program requirements over time (e.g., restricted ingredient list, testing standards, product claims/labels, and packaging standards) in concert with emerging consumer needs, market dynamics, competitive positioning, regulatory/legislative context, and technological innovations

  • Grow to serve (with Sr. Director, SPD) as a primary point of contact/liaison to industry experts, certification bodies, external partners, and advisors in support of the platform

  • Proactively monitor and assess the competitive landscape, regulatory/legislative trends, and marketplace around clean and sustainable products, retailers, innovations and identify implications for Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty in the context of Ulta Beauty's overall strategy

  • Measure and track program performance, including platform sales and margin impact, progress to the 2025 product sustainability target, brand participation and performance, and social/environmental impact

  • Support the Sr Director, SPD in creating, defining, and structuring corporate partnerships related to the evolution of the platform

  • Support merchandising team to develop and attract new brand partner relationships around Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty

To be successful in this role you must take the initiative to drive this program and have a passion for an understanding of clean beauty and sustainability.

The Senior Manager of Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty must have experience in strategy development, critical thinking, and program execution with a passion for beauty, and sustainability.

You will support the execution and evolution of the strategy for the Conscious Beauty program.

This role will work in close partnership with Ulta Beauty leadership and key cross-functional stakeholders including, merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, store operations, IT, Legal and external experts/partners.


  • Proficient professional experience

  • A few years of consulting experience at a management consulting firm is preferred

  • Experience in strategy development and assessing trends

  • Experience in the beauty and cosmetic space

  • Leadership and influencing skills - including team leadership, thought leadership, collaboration, partnership across diverse team environments

Ulta Beauty represents the perfect blend of strategy and creativity to its business practices consistently.

If you are interested in joining a business that will give you professional and personal opportunities to grow and build, consider the role above. Truly, the possibilities are beautiful.