Store Planner

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted January 18, 2023
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Posted: lululemon athletica
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: $100,000-105,000 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 this team

As part of the product team, the Store Planning team is responsible for connecting the long-range product strategy to the planning of our stores.  We work closely with our immediate cross-functional partners, Planning, Merchandising, Store Design, FP&A, Real Estate, Operations, and the stores to create the best experience for our guest. The Store Planner is a critical member of this team and is responsible for ensuring that the specific need of each individual store is met, and that merchandising and planning strategies are properly executed. Additionally, this individual will collaborate with partners on the process of planning new store projects by ensuring the long-range product road map is driving the new store and optimization strategy while maximizing productivity. Other responsibilities will include pre-season store planning, cluster and localization initiatives, reporting and responding to current business trends and supporting the business through ad hoc requests.

A Day in the Life

Building accurate pre-season and in-season store plans which serves as a major component into our localization strategy

Monitor and respond to in-season store performance trends

Own and collaborate on individual new store projects with Real Estate, FP&A, Store Design, Visual merchandising, and Retail Ops by setting assortment strategies to help identify the size of the box as well as the fixture package needed for each location

Partner with Visual Merchandising, Merchandising, and Planning to set buy targets through store clustering, ensuring the assortment for each season can fit into our stores, to achieve our sales plans and execute our localization strategy

Setting opening inventory targets for New Store projects and partner with New Store Opening team to track performance of these and adjust as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in business, statistics or related field required

• 3 - 5 years’ experience in vertical retail

• This is an analytical role with lots of numbers, analytics, and systems – someone with a passion for each of these would thrive in this role.

• Strong communication skills & experience in working with multiple cross functional partners

• A passion for: lululemon products, data-driven insights, & Vancouver

• High proficiency in Excel

Must haves:

• Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.

• Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.

• Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space for others to do the same.

• Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.

• Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.

• Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

*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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