Sourcing Manager - Vancouver | lululemon athletica | | 05/12/13
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Sourcing Manager Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: $160,000.00 - $190,000.00/Annually
Category: Business Development, Marketing / Strategy, Media Planning / Buying

Sourcing Manager
Lululemon Athletica Inc.
Salary: $160,000.00 - $190,000.00/Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Language: English
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Positions Available: 1
NOC Group: Purchasing Managers (0113)

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1E3 Canada

Job Description
Sourcing Manager, lululemon athletica inc.

Reporting to the Product Operations Manager, the Sourcing Manager will create and maintain the source plan for lululemon’s product line on a seasonal and long-term basis in accordance to its global sourcing strategy. This role will develop factory relationships and deliver quality products in a timely, consistent manner. The Sourcing Manager will develop plans and strategies that will address lululemon’s margin goals while working with cross-functional teams to certify factories for social responsibility, quality assurance and environmental objectives. Ensure understanding and compliance with Company and departmental policies/procedures and internal controls In addition, this role will require both domestic and international travel.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree required
  • 7-9 years of sourcing/production experience required
  • 3-5 years of management experience required
  • Traveled and worked with suppliers outside of North America, preferably in Asia
  • Must understand technical fabrics and constructions, including welding, seam taping, glued seams, and laser cutting
  • Knowledge in cross-functional operations is preferred, including merchandising, distribution/logistics, planning, allocations and QA
  • Strong IT skills (Microsoft office applications and Outlook a must, familiarity with PLM software)
  • Knowledge of global, regional and country specific trade programs/regulations
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly and objectively
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strategic thinking & visionary skills required

Our “must haves”:

  • Actively live and breathe the lululemon athletica culture and lifestyle
  • Motivated to attain personal and store success
  • Passionate, empathetic, approachable
  • Outgoing, positive, energetic, upbeat and fun while maintaining professionalism
  • Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and an egoless nature
  • Desire to excel and spread the Lululemon athletica culture
  • locally and globally
  • Self-awareness, with desire for constant self improvement (goal-oriented)
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