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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Mar 29, 2017
Category Product Development
Job Type Full Time

Description

Product Development Manager

lululemon athletica



Salary: $100,000.00 - $136,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Positions Available: 5
NOC Group: (0911)

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

Job Description

Product Development Manager
lululemon athletica


Product Development Team

To manage the creation and commercialization of premium performance product ensuring it is performing for the intended end use through garment fit and construction and is meeting the required quality standards through lab and weartesting in accordance with lululemon business goals.

a day in the life of a Product Development Manager
• Coach and mentor staff; create a learning and sharing environment
• Provide leadership and direction to the assigned team to build premium product (function, fit, high quality of needle and workmanship); share best practices across pods
• Initiate and drive product creation projects; partner with Lead Designer to identify the seasonal projects to innovate and build premium performance products. Drive and see through the seasonal projects for completion and implementation within your pod
• Collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure full transparency and awareness of style status; responsible to drive 100% Buy Ready of premium product quality, including attendance to sit sessions, oversee the execution of lab testing of all elements of the garment


The finer print required:

• Relevant Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Design/Fashion, or a related field is required
• 8-12+ years of apparel industry experience in product development and garment fit
• At least 2 years experience in leading product development teams for a global apparel retailer.
• Traveled to and worked on site with manufacturers overseas
• Strong technical knowledge of performance product and fit
• 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, 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.