Director of People Potential - Vancouver, BC | lululemon athletica | | 13/07/16
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Director of People Potential Full-Time

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

Director of People Potential

lululemon athletica

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: (0112)

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

Job Description

lululemon athletica

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

Core Responsibilities


  • Establishes measureable People Potential (PP) goals that effectively support the mission, vision, values and goals of lululemon athletica.
  • Partner with senior leaders to develop and implement PP plans and solutions in order to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results
  • Be a strategic thought partner to senior leadership team on people development, programs, processes, org construct and key initiatives to enable business growth
  • Align business and PP strategies to maximize results in support of business plans
  • Contribute to the business strategy by helping leaders identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Review and analyze business unit data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and employee experience
  • Partner with the Executive team to build and develop the strategic vision for the organization.

Organizational Development:

  • Lead and direct organizational development and employee training programs.
  • Lead organization design conversations with Senior Leadership and Executive team while making strategic recommendations.
  • Make strategic and creative recommendations around organizational design to Senior Leadership and Executive team.

Talent Management and Workforce Planning:

  • Lead the talent planning process for respective functions
  • Provides confidential guidance and counsel to Senior Leadership team around People Potential policies, practices, performance management.
  • Developing staffing strategies and implementing programs and plans to facilitate strong people and leadership development.
  • Ensure the effective functioning and operation of teams at the SSC and LLO.

Business Group Support:

  • Coach and advise senior leadership team
  • Oversee the development of company policies and advise on any potential gaps.
  • Lead the communication and compliance around company policies and guidelines.
  • Be a cultural stand for your business group and provide guidance and coaching as necessary.

The finer print

  • Bachelor’s degree or certificate in Human Resources Management.
  • 7+ years of exp. in human resources capacity with min. 4 years proven leadership experience
  • Experience in talent management, organizational design and performance management
  • Experience in a product capacity– design, merchandising, planning, allocations, sourcing, product development – for a global retail experience
  • Experience working in a vertically integrated retail industry is considered an asset.
  • Strong presentation and communication (both written and verbal) skills required.
  • Ability to develop creative and innovative programs and policies based on business requirements.
  • Strong project management, time management and leadership skills.
  • Strong people management skills to effectively lead his/her team.
  • Strong willingness and desire to develop his/her team and supportive of personal and career goals.

*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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