Senior Global Merchant

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted July 27, 2021
Category Other
Job Type Full-time

Description

Senior Global Merchant

Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $115,000.00 - $150,000.00/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: 6233

Job Location(s)

1818 Cornwall Ave

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

About this team:

The Merchandising team creates and executes transformative global product strategies that ensure we have the right assortment in the right place at the right time to fulfill our guests’ unmet needs to deepen our guest relationships, grow our brand and deliver on our long-term enterprise goals.

A day in the life:

The Senior Global Merchant is responsible for and brings seasoned expertise in creating, curating and bringing product strategies and the global product assortment to life through seasonal line plans based on guest insights that reflect global and regional market needs. The Senior Global Merchant possesses deep Global Merchandising expertise and experience and is recognized as a subject matter expert and mentor on the team.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leads the successful creation, execution and maintenance of a line plan for assigned product categories that contribute to the financial success of the company

• Deliver profitable assortments driving IMU and cost goals needed to meet and exceed targets

• Develops Global pricing product architecture

• Owns the pre-season planning process, breaking down roadmap stories into seasonal line plan and ensuring regional territory category needs are integrated, through ongoing partnerships with Regional teams

• Ensure briefs are met throughout product creation process, from line plan through to regional handover

• Brief colour flow for global assortment to ensure clear consistent profitable storytelling

• Provides leadership and functional excellence for their respective activity/category merchandising and design partners to meet key Merchandising Go-To-Market deadlines

• Communicate category assortment to all stakeholders to drive consistent Merchandising messages globally

• Bring global storytelling to life in partnership with Brand and Marketing teams

• Builds the architecture of the assortment in collaboration with Design and Product Development team

• Review, validate and sign-off on sketches and protos against line plan brief ensuring all global guest needs are met and accountable for adoption ratio

• The Senior Merchant, in partnership with the Manager, is responsible for mentoring junior team members.

• The Senior Merchant works in close partnerships with the Manager and assumes Managerial duties in absence of the Manager.

Qualifications:

• BA, BSc, BBA, BComm, (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset

• Minimum eight years of Merchandising experience required

• Understanding and experience in working for a Global Brand is preferred

• Proven ability to coach, mentor and teach junior team members

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs, Mastery in Excel, proficiency in Merchandising Software, preferred experience in Adobe Illustrator

• Mastery in analytical skills with the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments

• Financial acumen and understanding of Retail Math

• Ability to balance analytical and creative tasks

• Ability to interpret and apply financial insights on current business performance and leverage insights to guide and inform future range plans

 

*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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