Global Planner – Margin

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted December 6, 2021
Category Planner
Job Type Full-time


Global Planner, Margin
Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $78,000.00 - $120,000.00/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: 6233

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

Job Description
Who we are

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 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.

About this team:

Global Merchandise Planning supports the Planning &Allocation fuction by being the financial stewards of the Product area. Our team has the eagle-eye view of all planning for Lululemon. We work cross-functionally with Merchandising, Mainline Planning, FP&A, Sourcing, and Product Ops, to provide a company-level view of our growth plans as it relates to Sales, Inventory, and Margin

A day in the life:

This position is responsible for the execution of Initial Mark Up (IMU) reporting and analysis, Markdown & Discount analysis and reporting and includes the optimization and organization of data sets relating to sales and margin.

  • Owns all areas of the IMU reporting and analytics process
  • Leverages existing systems, tools, and data to prepare insights and discovery around IMU, Markdowns & Discounts
  • Elevates existing reports and tools to optimize analysis, and provide recommendations for next steps helping to identify and drive financial results that maximize IMU
  • Exhibit initiative to look beyond the everyday business to look for opportunities to maximize potential in all IMU areas
  • Delivers Ad Hoc reporting as necessary


  • College certificate or University degree is required, preferably in Commerce or Business Administration
  • 3-5 Years of Planning experience or progressive financial analysis and reporting experience
  • 1-2 Years of Finance or Accounting experience preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Excel is required
  • Excellent team player as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Effective communication skills (written & verbal) & extremely organized, thorough and able to prioritize
  • Detail orientated & analytical
  • Results oriented - strong sense of motivation
  • Self directed problem solver, proactive and resourceful
  • Capable of effective multiple demand management from a variety of sources and adapts well to change.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and provide feedback.

*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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