Director, Regional Merchandising

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted October 6, 2021
Category Visual Display/Merchandising
Job Type Full-time

Description

Director, Regional Merchandising

Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $150,000.00 - $250,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 2

NOC Group: 0113

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

Job Description
About this team:

The Merchandise team lives and breathes all things product! We collectively work together towards getting the right product for our stores and ultimately our guests.

A day in the life:

The Director, Merchandising leads the global men’s or women’s merchandising team and drives the creation of assigned product categories that grow the brand through our design vision while delivering best in class sales, inventory and margin results. The Director leads their team in anticipating guest demand and ensuring the delivery of products that exceed expectations and guarantee growth. This person will act as the cross functional leader for all product categories.

• Design and manage the global merchandising strategy for all product categories

• Responsible for the successful execution of a line plan of assigned product categories, that deliver our design vision in addition to sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals across all channels

• Responsible for the successful execution to drive the delivery of our omni-channel product assortment and digital growth strategies

• Responsible for the product lifecycle and go to market process of assigned product categories through effective teamwork and partnership with all Product teams

• Lead the seasonal line planning process and style count in partnership with Design, Development and Planning for seasonal alignment

• Drive pricing architecture for the assigned product categories, collaborating with other Directors of Merchandising and Design to ensure consistency across the brand

• Collaborate closely with international buying teams to ensure that regional needs are incorporated into the global line plan

• Partner with all cross functional teams outside of Product including Global Brand & Community, Strategy, Operations Excellence, and Supply Chain teams to ensure the design vision is delivered to our guests

• Inform Design team (at key internal milestones) with strategic insight and identify additional product assortment or business growth opportunities

Qualifications:

• 10+ years of experience in a merchant/buyer role, with 5 years management experience

• Vertical retail experience required. Omni channel experience highly desirable.

• Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy

• Proven ability to work with and lead a cross functional team

• Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, written and verbal

• Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility

• Entrepreneurship – an ability to make decisions and take calculated risks

• Focus on creating an extraordinary guest experience, organisational and time management skills

• Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) and working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator

• Willingness to travel (domestic and international) and work on the retail floor

*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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