Senior Raw Materials Engineer

Ubicació: Taiwan

Estat/Província/Ciutat: Taipei City

Ciutat: Taipei

Unitat de negoci: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Tipus de dedicació: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are 
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

About this team
The lululemon Liaison Office (LLO) team is dedicated to ensuring our products are produced of the highest quality, delivered when needed, and manufactured with partners who share our commitment to elevating the world. Not only do we manage the production of great products, but we also build great relationships.

A day in the life: 
  • Reporting to the Senior Manager of Raw Material Process Excellence at Taiwan LLO, the Senior Raw Materials Engineer will serve as the textile manufacturing expert for lululemon's global production and raw material sourcing
  • Provide guidance to Raw Materials vendors (fabrics and trims) on how to establish process standards through Raw Materials engineering
  • Implement robust process SOPs for calculating fabric/trims process losses and ensure consistency and transparency in raw materials costing
  • Develop and maintain "should be" process standards and ensure our vendors operate on best-in-class standards
  • Work with the Global Raw Materials production/sourcing strategy team and analyse raw materials and components for new processes and production technologies to support Raw Materials development and sourcing on costing
  • Continuously identify and evaluate improvement opportunities on Raw Materials standards and work with fabric & trims vendors to establish best-in-class standards through Raw Materials engineering
  • Be in the vendor kitchen regularly and work on continuous improvements around manufacturing processes
  • Track and evaluate industry trends, machinery processes, and new technologies to drive the best processes for fabrics and trims
  • Ensure improvements are sustained by introducing work instructions, quality standards, and performance measurement
  • Identify, conceptualise, and conduct feasibility studies of various projects to determine the value of potential opportunities to the lululemon business and implement the same in the supply base
  • Track all data of efficiency improvement initiatives and  update cross-functional partners on all initiatives
  • This role will be based in Taipei and will require domestic and international travel

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in textile engineering or equivalent is preferred
  • 8+ years of experience working closely with offshore fabric and trim manufacturers, building and maintaining solid relationships with them 
  • An expert textile engineer, preferably in apparel fabric manufacturing, with a clear understanding of RM processes and standards 
  • A multi-task master, handling multiple projects with various cross-functional partners.
  • Good project management skills are a must-have 
  • Confident in your strengths, open to challenges, and value effective communication and collaboration
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, as well as fluent in written and spoken English

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. 

Beyond the Paycheck (Benefits & Perks) 
At lululemon, we care for and invest in the whole person – body, mind, spirit. Our total rewards program is designed to support you in achieving your goals and focus on the things you love. In addition to competitive base pay and a team-based bonus program, we also offer paid time off, generous employee discounts, fitness/yoga classes, parenthood top up program and personal and professional development programs.  

Note: availability of these benefits and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these benefits and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice. 

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