Merchandise Manager - Vancouver | lululemon athletica | | 27/11/13
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Merchandise Manager Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: $120,000 - $150,000 annually
Category: Business Development, Media Planning / Buying, Online Marketing

NOC: 0113

Salary: $120,000 - $150,000

Education: Completion of University

Experience: 8+ years

a day in the life of a Merchandise Manager

• owns pre season planning, initial line plan,buy review,capacity


  • builds one product architecture and one line plan
  • oversees execution of meltdown, line pass, budget reviews ,

capacity plans, buy, otb.

• accountable for merchandising strategies, accountable for

assigned part of the product architecture and line plan

• responsible for brand management, execution of guest

experience against strategic merchandising vision

• works closely together with design and merchandise team to

ensure concept to floor execution with end in mind

• define flow, pricing, initial attributing (store grouping, hot/cold,

volume, region)

• responsible for giving product feedback during design reviews

(wwdt, proto) & colorweek

• ensures targets are met (style count, imu, newness, wow, on

time delivery)

  • presents product overview to team
  • attends weekly merchandise pod meetings for in season weekly

business management (sales refinement, flow, md, reprice,

consolidations, pullback, chase, cancelations)

  • manages gates and deadlines as it relates to the gtm calendar
  • leads in weekly merchandise and product pod meetings, m&r,

quarterly product calls , buy review

  • attends design rallies seasonally, works in stores weekly.
  • trains, supports and develops merchants
  • reports to gmm

The finer print

  • 8+ years of experience in merchant or buyer role
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy
  • Proficient with all programs in Microsoft Office 2007
  • Willingness to learn various systems (including, but not limited

to, MMS, Retail Ideas, Maple Lake, JDA) and is not dependent

upon others for systems-related tasks such as re-pricing styles,

re-routing or issuing POs, etc.

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