Sourcing Vision Manager - Vancouver | lululemon athletica | | 10/12/13
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Sourcing Vision Manager Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Salary: 85,000 - 100,000 annually (CAD)
Category: Advertising / Branding, Business Development, Media Planning / Buying

Sourcing Vision Manager

Lululemon Athletica

Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00/Annually

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: 0113

Comprehensive benefits package and performance based bonus available

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1E3 Canada

Job Description

Sourcing Vision Manager
lululemon athletica
Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.

We are the Sourcing Department. We manage the relationship with our apparel & accessories vendors & ensure that lululemon has best in the world manufacturers. We work cross-functionally across the entire product team to ensure product meets our business strategy, quality & cost goals. We then work with our vendors to make those products a reality.

The Sourcing Vision Manager works with lululemon’s design and development teams and factory partners to make the creative vision a reality.

a day in the life of a Sourcing Vision Manager

  • Pre-season work with vision team (design and development) to understand new capabilities
  • Align capability and technique requirements with factory source base
  • Work with factories to understand production constraints (machinery, lead times, output, etc.)
  • Allocate to appropriate factories for mock-ups considering capability and manufacturing requirements while supporting the sourcing strategy
  • Identify machinery needs, gaps and escalate risk areas
  • Understand machinery types and factory capabilities to make recommendations where investment might be required
  • Work with cross-functional teams (design, merchandising, planning) to gather supporting information where investment might be required
  • Key project management and reporting as needed by sourcing in relation to pre-season work
  • Analyze and create reporting data to guide decision making
  • Relationship management – build strong and lasting relationships externally with supply base and internally with key cross-functional partners to foster an environment of partnership and trust
  • Project management which could include, but is not limited to, factory sample rooms and factory capabilities

The finer print

  • Working knowledge of  Excel, Power Point and Adobe Illustrator
  • Comfort  with operating systems
  • Manufacturing and garment construction knowledge required
  • Factory, product development or sourcing experience required
  • Excel in communication, project management, and analysis
  • Self motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable and a team player
  • 5-8+ years experience in sourcing, production, manufacturing environment in an apparel environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Business or Design required
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