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Director, Design and MP&A Systems full-time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: lululemon
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Director, Design and MP&A Systems

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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: Computer and Information Systems Managers (0213)

NOC Job Title: Director, Data Processing

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6J 1C7 Canada

Director, Design and MP&A Systems
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Core Accountabilities:

  • Works with product design, development, merchandising, planning, allocation and IT management to define new operating models and systems capabilities.
  • Responsible for leadership of all technical design, development, integration, and testing resources associated with merchandising and planning systems and solutions.
  • Develops IT strategies, prioritize initiatives and defines projects and systems modifications to achieve the business strategy and objectives.
  • Ensures systems availability for merchandise and Planning systems including eSPS, FlexPLM, Advanced Allocation, Maple Lake Planning
  • Provides strategic direction, manages the day-to-day work activities, coaches and mentors the team.
  • Partners with business and technical teams to ensure that MP&A systems are developed to meet business and project objectives while adhering to project and program management standards and established methodologies.
  • Uses innovative problem solving and critical thinking approaches to proactively solve problems in the merchandise, planning, allocation and PLM space.
  • Defines the team structures and resources required to support achieving the business vision, continuously improve existing systems and maintaining ongoing operations.
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets to meet IT commitments and achieve our strategic vision.

Required Skills, Experience and Academic/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering, IT or a similar discipline
  • 7-10+ years of progressively responsible technology management exp.
  • Strong exp. in Retail Planning Systems projects (i.e., Product Lifecycle Management, Merchandise Financial Planning, Line Planning, Assortment Planning, Item Level Planning, Allocation, Replenishment)
  • Experience in a vertically integrated, global, multi-channel retail environment is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build constructive business relationships and gain the trust of others in a multi-vendor, cross functional environment. Clear ability to work in a matrix management model, leveraging strength and talents across the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, mitigate, and resolve conflicts across workgroups.
  • Excellent coaching, team building and group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in making articulate and effective oral presentations to different audiences including senior level management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including analytical, problem solving, organizational, issue resolution, and customer relationship management
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and manage business partners and external vendors who have major delivery responsibilities for projects and operations.

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available.  We offer a competitive salary based on experience and  support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.

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