Assistant Yarn Dye Developer - Vancouver | lululemon | | 03/12/13
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Assistant Yarn Dye Developer Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00/Annually
Category: Business Development, Marketing / Strategy, Media Planning / Buying

Assistant Yarn Dye Developer

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Salary: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers (5243)

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1E3 Canada

Job Description

Assistant Yarn Dye Developer
Salary - $40,000 - $50,000
NOC 5245

lululemon athletica
Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.

a day in the life of a Assistant Yarn Dye Developer

  • To develop and commercialize Textile Designs/patterns and Finishes that meet the technical & quality standards across the POD and business that are appropriate to deliver the highest level of guest satisfaction in accordance with lululemon strategy and business goals.
  • To maintain current knowledge on vendors and industry developments in technical innovation to set Lululemon apart from its competitors, specifically in yarn dye patterns/techniques in weaving and knitting
  • To develop new materials that involve woven, knit or jacquard patterns, and ensureing they pass the stringent Lululemon standards within tight season developments
  • To provide expertise for the designers and garment technical teams on new techniques, innovation and on the technical capability of vendors to deliver the products required.
  • Maintain all data entry through our Flex PLM system. This involves creating fabric codes, a sample, and then communicating to the mill our requests, as well as tracking all submits.
  • Run and analyze bi-weekly seasonal analysis reports on current buy ready status of Yarn Dye Developments
  • Reviews layout, color and colorfastness results on all yarn dye submissions
  • Work with Design and Development to effectively solve and communicate any development issues

The finer print
• University degree required, preferably in textile design AND 1-3 years of apparel or textile industry experience and a working knowledge of the industry.

  • Must Pass with a Superior rating on Munsell 100 Color Test
  • Knowledge and understanding of AATTCC testing procedures
  • Experience traveling and working with suppliers outside of North America, preferably Asia
  • Knowledge of fabrics and the fabric development process and timelines.
  • Technical knowledge gained in retail / manufacturing environment covering all areas of textiles from fibres, yarn, material construction, finishes and printing.
  • Knowledge of industry testing standards/test reports.
  • Knowledge of x-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance.
  • Strong IT skills (Microsoft office applications and Outlook a must, familiarity with PLM software, Illustrator and CAD systems)
  • Knowledge of mill processes/equipment/techniques, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and objectively.
  • Must have ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Must be an "outside the box" thinker: Entrepreneurial, innovative and resourceful.
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