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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Feb 27, 2017
Category Technician
Job Type Full Time


Senior Quality Development Technician

lululemon athletica

Salary: $65,000 - $85,000/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: (2233)

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

Job Description

Senior Quality Development Technician
lululemon athletica

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

• Quality Development Sr. Technician is responsible for proactively pursuing quality initiatives on a consistent basis for all Lululemon Athletica products while keeping the company’s mission and vision in mind.
• Collaborate with Product Development in development of seasonal products that meets our Brand Promise of intentional use
• Determine appropriate construction standards and tolerances that minimize risks and deliver to the Brand Promise
• Partner cross functionally with design, product development, and the LLO to deliver the right product
• Provide excellence in technical & artistic skills; mentor Product Quality Techs to increase skills & experience with product
• Collaborate across Product Quality Technicians to share & maximize best practices, establish new methods, bring new execution methods and functional expertise to the Quality team
• Act as owner of projects to create innovative and premium performance products; owner of minimum performance standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), execution of samples and tests, reporting back to Product Quality Manager and • Director of Product Quality
• Anticipate potential issues, problem solves for issues related to fabric/pattern/construction
• Partnering closely with all members of the Global Product Team, the Senior Product Quality Technician will automate, streamline, and enroll all team members in a comprehensive quality outcome without compromising Lululemon's design flare and time to market; build relationships with manufacturing partners
• Provide quality risk assessments during sketch pass, Prototypes and size run

The finer print
• Degree or Diploma in Textile Technology or Apparel Production
• 5-8 years’ experience in technical design, apparel production or product development, • Quality Assurance
• Expert knowledge of technical fabrics, product construction and related machinery
• Strong technical knowledge of performance product construction, fit, and materials
• Traveled to and worked on site with manufacturers across Asia, Americas, and Europe
• Strong team player, knowledge of x-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, materials, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance
• Industrial Engineering course/program (in Textiles or related field) is an asset.
• Self-motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable
• Visionary and strategic thinker
• Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
• Excel in communication, project management, and analysis with a passion for quality

*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.