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Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst

Remote | Bolingbrook, Illinois
Freelance | Job ID #72464 | $38 - $43 hourly | Posted 4 weeks ago

Onward Search is looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join our Cosmetic Retail client for a 7 month contract!

The Merchandise Operations (MerchOps) Business Intelligence (BI) team is responsible for supporting the objectives of the Merchandising organization at Ulta Beauty with effective data and analytical solutions. With merchandise being at the heart of most everything we do, the team regularly collaborates with cross-functional partners across the enterprise (e.g., Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, Store Operations) to ensure solutions and their dependencies are being addressed holistically. Similarly, the team works very closely with various IT teams to grasp an understanding of key merchandising and BI applications that ensure team members can become functional subject matter experts, acting as liaisons between the business and technology.

As a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst on our team, you will leverage your understanding of data and analytics to gather requirements, develop, test, and deploy solutions that provide visibility, save time, and continually improve upon our collective processes in Merchandising. Specifically, this role will focus primarily on supporting the functional areas of Inventory Management, Forecasting & Replenishment, Order Management, and Product Disposition. You will work directly with MerchOps BI leadership to understand the prioritization of requests that span from projects, enhancements, ad-hoc requests, documentation, and system testing. Current state you will be exposed to various technologies: HANA, Oracle, and SQL Server databases on the backend; and Tableau and WEBI as front-end tools.  In addition, you will be part of a team who focuses on the training and expansion of skillsets like GCP, Python, and Power BI as the needs of the team evolve.


  • Deliver informative solutions that drive improvements to key Merchandising metrics and streamline and automate processes to eliminate the need for ad-hoc reporting.
  • Develop efficient data models and SQL queries to support front end reporting and visualization solutions.
  • Educate stakeholders on best practices and industry standards as part of the MerchOps BI team’s strategy.
  • Act as a liaison between business teams and Ulta IT to identify any gaps in infrastructure based on business requirements gathered.
  • Deliver accurate and on time solutions to stakeholders to do their jobs throughout the year.
  • Create and update process documentation and/or playbooks to support the maintenance of solutions.
  • Support ad-hoc and non-project-based requests.
  • Support the testing of enterprise system changes and implementations.

  • 4+ years of experience building front end reporting or visualization solutions
  • 4+ years of experience building data models or data preparation workflows
  • 4+ years of experience working with SQL and database concepts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both in-person and written
  • Self-motivated to learn and produce solutions independently when necessary
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities and timelines under a high-pressure environment
  • Strong critical thinking, detail oriented, and logical approach to solving problems
  • Expertise using MS Excel (Power Query, INDEX/MATCH, VLOOKUP, Macros)
  • Experience using remainder MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau Desktop, Server, and Prep Flows
  • Experience with SAP HANA Studio and SAP Business Objects tools
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Experience with Oracle, SQL Server, and GCP
  • Knowledge of Merchandising, Planning, Inventory, and Supply Chain operations
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., JAVA, Python, R, VBA)

  • Travel – Minimal ~ 10%
  • Ability to flex work hours into the evening or weekends to accommodate critical business needs

What’s in our benefits packages:  

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance 
  • 401k Program 
  • Commuter Benefit 
  • eLearning 
  • Education Reimbursement 
  • Ongoing Training & Development  
  • *To qualify for our benefits package, you must work over 30 hours per week and the length of assignment must be a minimum of 10 weeks.  

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $38 - $43 hourly



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