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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Jan 04, 2017
Category Other
Job Type Full Time


Quality Development Testing & Compliance Manager

lululemon athletica

Salary: $110,000.00 - $140,000.00/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: (0911)

Job Location(s)

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

Quality Development Testing & Compliance Manager
lululemon athletica

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

Core Responsibilities
Fast paced environment responsible for the quality of just about everything. We are socially responsible and work with our Design, Development and lululemon liaison office (LLO) in Hong Kong and Vancouver. Being the stand for quality, our team also manages our stringent product standards. “Good enough” doesn’t hit the floor on our watch. We ensure that the fit is amazing, a product performs as intended, and that the hidden features will truly surprise and delight our guests.

Reporting into the Quality Development Director, Quality Development Testing and Compliance Manager manages the global quality testing and compliance standards, processes and metrics that ensure a positive guest experience with the performance of our product. Working upstream closely with Quality Development Tech. team and cross-functionally across the entire product team to ensure our products meet our testing and compliance standards and educate our vendors to make quality products a reality.

• Develop then execute a comprehensive developmental stage testing program that meets our Brand Promise
• Determine appropriate test methods, standards and tolerances for various types of raw materials that deliver to our Brand Promise from initial stages of product lifecycle
• Manage third party service provider & vendor relationships for developmental testing
• Partner cross functionally with whitespace, design, raw materials, bulk product testing & compliance, product development, quality assurance technical team and the LLO’s to deliver beautifully crafted, quality product to our guest
• Partner with Guest Experience team to review guest feedback specific to quality and see how to incorporate changes to elevate the future guest experience
• Analyze trends in supplier performance and provide data pertaining to factory corrective actions and scorecards to Supplier Quality Management team to elevate our supply chain
• Support quality strategy, production and sourcing business needs to achieve financial goals
• Key project management and reporting

The finer print
• Bachelor Degree or higher in Textile Science is required
• 7+ years of experience in textile technology, textile chemistry, or textile quality developing testing
• Experience in developing comprehensive global quality testing and compliance programs
• Expert knowledge of garment product lifecycle and analyzing trends in supplier performance
• Experience working with manufacturers overseas
• Self-motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable
• Excel in communication, project management, and analysis with a love of raw materials
• Visionary and strategic thinker
• Cross-functional team worker

*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.