Raw Material Chemist

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted November 14, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Posted: lululemon athletica
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: $155,000-165,000 CAD
Language: English
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
Positions Available: 1
Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

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 the Role in the Raw Material Team  

Under the Raw Material umbrella the Raw Material Colour Textile Chemist is a collaborative Sr. Role providing direction and inspiration in the commercialization of the technical developments in the colouration world, allowing a team of developers to create best in class products. This person is supporting ,within their area of expertise, and ensuring that  the colour intent is achieved to the highest Lululemon quality requirements.

A day in the life of a Raw Material Chemist  

• To support the Raw Material fabric development to ensure that, through a proper up front colour feasibility process, the material will be able to meet the company’s quality requirement and the performance attributes from dyeing and finishing pov

• To work closely with our Fabric Mills and Dye Houses to be sure that they are developing, from the beginning of the process, the right recipe and the dyeing parameters, for the specific product, material and colour, and to elevate their dyeing capability when needed

• To be the team mentor in the colouration and finishing world

• To work closely and to keep a strong relationship with the chemical providers and machine producers to select the best in class dyes for the Lululemon product and to ensure that all the materials are in accordance with the company’s RSL

• To recommend special finishing or treatments that can elevate the technical performance of the Lululemon product

• To work with the colour standard provider to be sure that the colour feasibility is properly shared in accordance with the company’s requirement

• To support the creative team in the selection of the seasonal colours to be sure that they can meet the company’s quality and aesthetic expectations, confirming, from the beginning, the technical limitations

• To support the sustainability team in their initiatives to drive a significant environmental improvement for the Lululemon business


• Experience in chemistry textiles or an allied filed with strong emphasis on chemistry, textile, materials or related disciplines

• 8-10 Years of apparel industry experience in the colouration and finishing world or experience in a dyeing mill or textile chemistry supplier

• Skill set showcases success commercializing product for women’s and men’s on various calendar tracks

• Passionate about mentoring, coaching and training people

• Experience leading on site with manufacturers across Asia and Europe and strong knowledge of supply chain operations

• Collaborative team player, knowledge of cross functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, material sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance

• Strong understanding of commercialization process from design inception through quality standard Excellent interpersonal skills including analytical, problem solving

• Strong computer skills (Excel, Adobe Illustrator , PLM software, Microsoft office applications and Outlook)

• Detailed understanding of product creation calendar timeline and able to work against deadlines for multiple overlapping seasons

*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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