Communication Specialist

Ulta Beauty


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.

Position Details

Communication Specialist
Northern Illinois
Bolingbrook, IL


Authentic. Supportive. Fun. To experience human resources at Ulta Beauty is to step out of the mundane and into an environment alive with optimistic energy. After all, success breeds opportunity, and the opportunities to help drive an organization at the top of its game to even greater heights are as uncommon as they are satisfying.

It’s fast, it’s ambitious, it’s anchored in trust. With the chance to move or flex based on new or existing interests and passions. If you want that rare culture of lived values, where “team” truly means something. Where the drive for excellence is balanced with a genuine desire to help and encourage. And where the mark you make will be seen and recognized—we challenge you to dream bigger. To imagine the possibilities.


The Communications Specialist will work on the Executive Communications team, as part of the Communications, Community, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, to consistently deliver a variety of strategic communications experiences. This individual will be involved in a range of activities involving the company’s internal executive voice and additional internal communication deliverables to drive knowledge, connection and behavior that enables business performance and builds Ulta Beauty’s guest and associate-centric, values-based, high performance culture. This includes supporting the development of leadership messages for internal audiences, developing and managing intranet content, serving as a communications partner to functions across the corporate office, and supporting execution of Town Hall and large-scale leadership meetings and briefings for external events that require executive involvement.


  • Strategic internal communications: Consistently and creatively deliver strategic executive and corporate communications to educate leaders and associates on Ulta Beauty mission, vision, values, cultural and talent roadmap and share important business updates through the lens of the company’s strategic imperatives. Includes drafting and editing leadership-driven messages, creating engaging presentations, supporting execution of large-scale leadership meetings, Town Hall meetings, video messages, and serving as communication lead on a broad range of programs and projects.
  • Executive visibility: Continuously enhance CEO & senior executive visibility across the organization through variety of events, communication vehicles and experiences. Includes supporting execution of chief chats and CEO conversations, supporting executive involvement in functional meetings, store and distribution center visits, assisting with CEO social media activity aimed to support internal messaging, and identifying ongoing opportunities for open and creative interactions and recognition.
  • Corporate office communications: Ensure professionalism and effectiveness in corporate office communications to elicit pride in being part of the larger Ulta Beauty team. Includes intranet content development and management in partnership with functions across the business, management of office digital signage, and providing communication support for company milestones and associate special events.
  • Distribution Center communications: Provide ongoing communication support to distribution center audiences, including providing enterprise-level content for facility channels.
  • Community relations communications: Support communication for community relations strategy and programming that positively benefits our communities, creates brand awareness and engages associates. Includes communications for the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation and its partnerships with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children as well as corporate charitable giving efforts and executive non-profit involvement.
  • CEO external presence: Provide research, briefing and event support for CEO non-profit, civic and industry involvement. Support CEO and Executive Team social media presence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or human resources or related field of study 
  • 3-5 years of experience in communications, preferably in a corporate environment or with an agency supporting a corporate client, with successful track record of delivering a range of communication outputs 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including experience and confidence with executive interactions and in working with cross-functional teams 
  • Strong business acumen with a demonstrated ability to understand business strategy and how to use communications as a mechanism to drive that strategy 
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced environments, while being flexible, collaborative and deadline driven 
  • Excellent judgment and high degree of professionalism and discretion 
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency and follow-through 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Graphic design and/or presentation design capability and experience

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