Product Development, Senior Manager

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted October 10, 2019
Category Product Development
Job Type Full-time


Salary: $95,000.00 - $170,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group:  (0911)

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.

Product Development Team

To manage the creation and commercialization of premium performance product ensuring it is performing for the intended end use through garment fit and construction and is meeting the required quality standards through lab and wear testing in accordance with lululemon business goals.

a day in the life of a Product Development Senior Manager

  • Coach and mentor staff; create a learning and sharing environment
  • Provide leadership and direction to the assigned team to build premium product (function, fit, high quality of needle and workmanship); share best practices across pods
  • Initiate and drive product creation projects; partner with Lead Designer to identify the seasonal projects to innovate and build premium performance products. Drive and see through the seasonal projects for completion and implementation within your pod
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure full transparency and awareness of style status; responsible to drive 100% Buy Ready of premium product quality, including attendance to fit sessions, oversee the execution of lab testing of all elements of the garment

The finer print 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • 10-15 years of fashion industry experience in product development and garment fit
  • 5+ years’ experience leading teams
  • 5+ years’ experience traveling to and working on site with manufacturers across Asia
  • 5+ years’ experience in building BOM’s, measurement and technical packages
  • Proficiency in Excel, Adobe Illustrator, PLM software, Microsoft office applications and Outlook
  • Strong technical knowledge of performance product and fit
  • Strong technical construction knowledge for product manufacturing
  • Strong team player, knowledge of x-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, materials, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Adobe Illustrator, PLM software, Microsoft office applications and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of product creation calendar timeline and able to work against deadlines

*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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