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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Jul 16, 2018
Category Design
Job Type Full Time


Vice President, Concept
lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Diploma

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: (0016)

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada
Job Description
lululemon athletica
Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.

We build the brand and own premium athletic essentials - we are THE destination technical made beautiful. We design for our guest what s/he doesn’t know s/he wants before s/he wants it.

a day in the life of the vice president, concept

• reports to the SVP Women’s Design and owns the pre-season calendar

• responsible for the overall vision and direction of the Concept Team, Print and Colour; and the execution of the Brand

• partnering with Design Teams and other cross functional partners to create the aesthetic vision to lead the seasonal product creation process – build a theme and kickoff that executes beautifully for men’s and women’s

• leads concept, colour and pattern direction for season kickoff and ensures the vision can be executed by our manufacturing partners in our raw material

• see through the execution of the kickoff in ‘why we designed this’ and colour week

• utilize a brand filter combined with what’s going on in the world around us - art, community, culture, fashion and sport - to create a unique brand position

• has a long-term creative vision and strategically builds upon it each season

• distills complex information into clear and impactful ideas and stories, and can craft and edit themes
which can be shared easily internally or externally

• builds and directs a high-performance team of graphic artists and colour designers

• global travel for trend research, tradeshows and development with factories/mills/partners

• works on the retail floor, once per month – connecting with guests/athletes to elevate our product

the finer print

• Completion of a college or art school program in theatre design, clothing design or exhibit design is required.

• 15+ years of experience in apparel design required, with a focus on print, pattern, colour, etc.

• Minimum 12+ years’ experience leading and managing a creative team

• Strong knowledge of garment construction, patterns and textiles

• You create space for others to be their best selves and achieve outstanding results

• You execute like an owner – an ability to make decisions and take calculated risks and are calendar and margin aware

• Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-development

• Willingness to be in wonderment and to learn

• You live our brand

• You love to sweat…gotta walk the walk

*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.