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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Aug 14, 2018
Category Planner
Job Type Full Time

Description

Planner
lululemon athletica

Salary: $80,000.00 - $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: 2

NOC Group: (6233)


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

Job Description

Who we are
lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations across North America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and Asia. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

About this team
As a member of the product team, you are responsible for ensuring financial success of the company. They work closely with Merchandising and Allocations to understand new product trends (Merchandising) and regional/climate selling, size trends, and logistics (Allocations). The team monitors the business on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, understanding changes in trend and reacting to the business to maximize sales and mitigate risk. The priority is to understand and protect the guest experience, followed by delivering profitable sales growth (comp and GM$s).

A day in the life:
Reporting directly to a Senior Merchandise Planner, this position is responsible for category sales targets, markdowns, gross margin, planned purchases, turn and open to buy management

• Partner with the Merchants on the development of pre-season sales, markdown, margin, receipt and inventory. Develop assortment plans to the category level by country by channel. Develop projections and inventory flow for key items/collections

• Analyze and reflect current trends in performance of strategy based on actual sales performance; revise in-season plans for sales and profitability; control inventory levels. Make recommendations for key financial meetings/decisions in order to maximize sales, margin and inventory productivity Monthly plan review process: develop sales, markdown, receipt and inventory re-forecasts. Manage receipts and adjust inventory flow

• Forecast monthly and seasonal store plans for allocation, OTB Plan and store review. Communicate revisions within the team and cross functionally

• Exhibit initiative to look beyond the everyday business to look for opportunities to maximize sales potential. Provide other analysis related to driving business goals (e.g. hindsights, etc.)

• Actively engage in a variety of projects depending on business needs. Proactively seek out self-improvement opportunities

Qualifications:

• College certificate or University degree is required
• 3-5 years merchandise planning experience in the apparel industry for a vertical retailer
• Previous experience with merchandise and planning systems.
• Expert knowledge of Excel is required.
• Excellent team player as well as the ability to work independently.
• Effective communication skills (written & verbal)
• Extremely organized, thorough and able to prioritize
• Detail orientated
• Strong ability to see the merchandise vision and translate the vision into viable plans.
• Results oriented – strong sense of motivation
• Self directed problem solver, proactive and resourceful’

*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.