Jennifer Kobus

Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain Planning & Operations – ULTA Beauty

Jennifer Kobus, a dynamic and accomplished Sr. Vice President at Ulta Beauty, leads supply chain planning and operations. With a focus on optimizing processes, aligning sales and operations, managing supplier relations, overseeing network fulfillment, and driving innovation, Jennifer plays a crucial role in Ulta Beauty’s position as the nation’s largest beauty retailer. As a vital member of Ulta Beauty’s Supply Chain Leadership team, Jennifer Kobus has spearheaded transformation initiatives, leveraging innovative technology, expanding capabilities, and optimizing the network. Her strategic leadership has played a role in advancing Ulta Beauty’s supply chain operations to meet evolving industry demands and contribute to the company’s overall success.

Since joining Ulta Beauty in 2017 as Director of Outbound Transportation, Jennifer has been instrumental in driving the company’s Supply Chain transformation. Through her continuous improvement efforts and optimization strategies across transportation modes, she has successfully achieved significant savings and efficiencies for the organization. Jennifer’s leadership has also made a lasting impact on Ulta Beauty’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as she has played a key role in shaping the Supply Chain DEI Council.

With 28 years of professional experience in supply chain management, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. She holds an MBA in Business Management from Roosevelt University and a bachelor’s degree in Education from DePaul University. Beyond her professional achievements, Jennifer is actively involved in initiatives focused on mentorship and empowerment. She serves on the Midwestern board for Step Up, an organization dedicated to supporting and guiding female students. Additionally, Jennifer is on board member for CSCMP and is on the Advisory Board for Georgetown University’s Supply Chain Management program. Her contributions to these organizations underscore her commitment to driving positive change within the industry.

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