Design Director, Accessories

at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Fashion
Job Type Full-time


Design Director, Accessories

lululemon athletica

Salary: $149,000.00 - $205,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Diploma

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: (5243)

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

lululemon athletica

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 all around the world, from London to Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. 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.

A day in the life of the Design Director, Accessories

The Design Director at lululemon leads a team of designers in creating world class accessories that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality. Under the mentorship of the VP, Accessories you lead a team of designers in creating a line from inception of ideas to production of soft accessories for the organization. You are responsible for your team’s execution of the Creative Direction.

core accountabilities

  • Under the creative direction and leadership of the VP, Accessories you lead a team of designers and support function roles in executing the seasonal vision
  • Responsible to support in creating the Creative Season Kick Off including but not limited to: building mock ups, fabric boards, selecting tears and building presentations
  • Research, ideate, sketch and create mood and fabric boards to support in communicating the creative direction and vision to your design team and cross functional partners
  • Ability to apply, perform and manage design skills such as drawing/sketching, concept ideation, texture and scale
  • Expert ability at draping, understanding patterns and creating 3D forms
  • Partner with the in house workshop to create mock ups and prototypes
  • Prepare and effectively present design concepts that communicate seasonal direction to design leadership and cross functional partners
  • Responsible for the clear communication of product information so accurate technical sketches, colour legends, prototypes and BOM’s can be created
  • Ability to communicate feedback in fittings so that style changes can be effectively executed and passion for teaching this to others
  • Responsible for ensuring all styles deliver our standards of quality, beauty and function to our guest

The Finer Print

  • Bachelors degree or diploma in Fine arts, Design or related field
  • Minimum 7 years industry experience, with 5 years managing a team within an apparel brand
  • Experience managing/forecasting budgets for division
  • Expert knowledge, minimum 10 years, of garment construction, patterning, textiles, sewing techniques and technology applications for a global retail brand
  • Natural ability to oversee and lead the team in the design and development of product, ensuring commercial viability with the Product Developer, Raw Materials Developer, Merchant and Sourcing Manager
  • Adhere to strict timelines and calendar dates to deliver exceptional product, on-time
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Mac platform
  • Past experience communicating with offshore factories

*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.

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