Director of Design and Merchandising Operations - Vancouver, BC | lululemon athletica | | 03/10/16

Director of Design and Merchandising Operations Full-Time

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: lululemon athletica
Category: Business Development

Director of Design and Merchandising Operations

lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 1

Job Location(s) 1818 Cornwall Ave Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

Director of Design and Merchandising Operations

lululemon athletica

Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives.

A day in the life of the Director of Design and Merchandising Operations

The Operations Excellence Director of Design and Merchandising Ops is a future thinker who works on projects and initiatives focused on building and scaling the go to market process for the cross functional product team. A key attribute of this individual is the ability to conduct and lead complex analytics to drive fact-based discussions about our business.  Reporting to the SVP of Operations Excellence and partnering with colleagues across the creative value chain, the Direct or Design and Merch Ops is deployed on key projects and initiatives to ensure they are wildly successful. They are an expert in collaborative and sustainable implementation for both lululemon and ivivva globally.

core accountabilities

  • Engage with business leaders to define the ongoing evolution of the go to market process
  • Ensure alignment of future vision of the go to market process with business growth goals and strategic priorities
  • Understand production and supply chain operations to focus on pre-production and production performance
  • Collaborate with cross functional stakeholders in production and operations to assess capabilities, constraints, and gaps as they pertain to, and enable, the go to market process
  • Drive integration and alignment of company projects with appropriate cross-functional partners in Ops Excellence, Merch, Design, Ops, IT, etc.
  • Work closely with Director of Go to Market Operations to identify improvement opportunities, develop initiatives, and implement solutions across the organization

The Finer Print

  • Bachelor’s degree or MBA in Business or related fields
  • 5+ years experience in global retail supply chain processes and operations from concept through to in store delivery
  • Solid understanding of IT applications inclusive of design, product development, merchandising, PO management, and supply chain strategy
  • Able to work cross-functionally with different departments and at different levels within an organization
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and communicate concisely and clearly
  • Has a passion for mentoring and coaching, our product, and seeing an idea come to fruition
  • PMP preferred
  • Self motivated, passionate, detail oriented, multi-tasker extraordinaire that thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Proven track record of implementing successful projects and related best practices
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation
  • Excellent listening and facilitation skills; the ability to sense organizational vibrations
  • Coaching and mentoring skills, especially influencing others to move toward a common goal or vision

*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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