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at lululemon athletica
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted Oct 03, 2018
Category Other
Job Type Full Time


Product Development Manager, Self Care
lululemon athletica

Salary: $100,000.00 - $160,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: (0911)

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 across North America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and Asia. 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
The lululemon Selfcare team is responsible for developing and scaling a new business at lululemon outside of its current business model. The team will be comprised of a group of entrepreneurial leaders who will define & activate the personal care category, including its brand position, product offering, channel development & operations, as well as driving sustainable profitable growth. The team’s accountabilities are in direct support of achieving lululemon’s 10 year vision of achieving 50% of profit growth from categories that do not currently exist.

A day in the life:
• Collaborate with the lululemon Venture team to define product opportunities & develop product briefs

• Develop & build relationships with vendors & contract manufacturers

• Develop product insights & innovation ideas through learning from our guests, educators, suppliers & our overall collective

• Drive team towards 100% buy-ready through project-managing new product development

o Provide leadership and direction to manufacturers to achieve product development goals

o Develop cross functional work plan; track & communicate progress

o Enable cross functional collaboration to achieve all milestones

o Anticipate, identify & proactively resolve development issues

o Engage leadership and cross functional partners in agile decision making


• bachelor’s degree or 2 more years work experience in new product development and project management in the personal care industry in lieu of a degree

• At least 5 years experience in new product development and project management in the personal care industry required

• At least 2 years experience working with vendors & contract manufacturers

• Passionate about leading cross functional teams and working with vendors to create innovative premium performance products

• Extensive technical knowledge in personal care product & function

• Natural leadership & people management acumen

• Entrepreneurial & agile, a solution-oriented problem solver

• Organized, efficient & calm. Ability to steer through challenges and maintain control during crises.

• Detailed understanding of product development process & ability to lead cross functional teams to meet 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.