Manager, Regional Merchandise Planning

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted December 13, 2021
Category Planner
Job Type Full-time


Manager, Regional Merchandise Planning
Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $108,000.00 - $160,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Diploma

Positions Available: 2

NOC Group: 0113

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:

As a part of the Planning team, your purpose is to maximize guest demand by realizing the full potential of our inventory. As Planning Manager, you lead a team to develop and execute inventory plans for multiple categories, bringing-to-life the assortment strategies. Seeing the big picture, you navigate the team to targeted results, orchestrating activities that optimize inventory investment, demand forecasting, and product flow. You drive process, timelines, and communication mechanisms that support planning deliverables, collaborating closely with partners in merchandising, sourcing, logistics, and omni-channel operations.

A day in the life:

• Interprets, communicates and coordinates execution of Departmental/Divisional Inventory flow strategies under the direction of Director/VP.
• Partners with Director/VP to influence merchandise strategy and execution plans.
• Leads team to execute business activities to drive financial results that maximize sales, profitability, and inventory productivity.
• Partners with cross-functional partners to communicate and negotiate calendar challenges to execution of "by-whens"
• Coaches and develops a high-performance team, providing clear and actionable feedback.



· College certificate or University degree is required, preferably in Commerce or Business Administration

· 8+ Years of Planning experience or progressive financial analysis and reporting experience, combination of people management and industry experience

· Minimum 1 year of management experience

· Experience and proven ability in coaching, mentoring and leading a team of direct reports

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

· 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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