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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Mar 07, 2017
Category Fashion
Job Type Full Time


Fit Specialist

lululemon athletica

Salary: $60,000.00 - $110,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Diploma

Positions Available: 4

NOC Group: (5243)

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada
Job Description

Fit Specialist

lululemon athletica

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

Product Development Team

To create and commercialize premium performance product ensuring it fits and functions for the intended end use through garment fit and construction and is meeting the required quality standards through lab and wear testing in accordance with lululemon business goals.

a day in the life of a Fit Specialist

• Translate and/or communicate design concepts to generate 2 dimensional patterns consistent with Block requirements; Create block technical size spec library

• Participate and provide recommendations during proto typing, signoff final proto, prior size sets are requested

• Own the Grade templates for your product category

• Research fit trends

• Collaborate with the Product Developer to build premium performance products (function, fit, high quality of needle and workmanship), building relationships and providing technical expertise to internal and external partners through correct communication

• Lead projects to create innovative and premium performance products; collaborate in wear test and care test selection, execution of samples and tests, reporting back to Product / Fit Development Managers and Head of Product Development

• Support the GTM calendar management to hit KPIs with cross-functional team members; attend seasonal / Lead Block fit sessions

• Collaborate with Design to develop POD Block architecture, partnering with Designers & other Fit Specialists to ensure consistency in like products across the business

The finer print required:

• college diploma in design or related field

• 3 - 6 years of apparel industry experience in product development and garment fit & patterenmaking for a global retailer

• Traveled to and worked on site with manufacturers overseas

• Strong technical knowledge of performance product and body sizing

• Strong technical construction knowledge for product manufacturing

• Strong team player, knowledge of x-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, materials, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance

• Experience in building BOM’s, measurement and technical packages

• Strong computer skills (Excel, Adobe Illustrator, CAD - Gerber, PLM software, Microsoft office applications and Outlook)

• Knowledge of product creation calendar timeline and able to work against deadlines

*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.