Raw Materials Developer

Region: Canada

Bundesland: British Columbia

Stadt: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Zeittyp: Full-time

Beschreibung & Anforderungen

Raw Materials Development Team

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.

The Fabric Developer is a technical fabric expert who is passionate about executing seasonal and long range developments related to specific PODs. They lead from a place of inquiry and apply reason and critical thinking to analyze and improve process and product offerings.

a day in the life of a Fabric Developer 

  • To develop and commercialize fabrics that meet the determined technical & quality standards that are appropriate to deliver the highest level of guest satisfaction and performance attributes while ensuring alignment to the global sourcing strategy 

  • To be inspired to create solves for performance athletic fabrics to enhance guest experience

  • Building relationship and rapport with the mills, understand and leverage their capabilities

  • To provide technical support for the designers and garment technical teams on fabric construction and on the technical capability of vendors to deliver the products required.

  • To be a support to company’s sustainability initiatives.

  • To ensure timely completion of fabric DNA profiles and Esigned texbase tech specs.

  • To ensure that seasonal developments are completed as per the GTM calendar

  • Visit industry trade shows and fairs to gain knowledge and apply to the lululemon athletica’s product range.

The finer print 

  • University/College Degree required in textiles science and textiles.  We will consider candidates without a degree if the Industry experience demonstrates a strong technical background in Raw Materials

  • 5+ years of apparel or textile industry experience and a working knowledge of the industry.

  • Experience traveling and working with suppliers outside of North America, preferably Asia

  • Strong knowledge of development techniques,(process/equipment etc.) for fabrics and the fabric development process and timelines.

  • Strong technical knowledge gained in manufacturing environment covering all areas of textiles from fibres, yarn, material construction, finishes and printing.

  • Strong knowledge of industry testing standards/test reports.

  • Strong knowledge of cross-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance and calendar.

  • Accustomed to working in a fast paced environment with a dynamic work flow

  • Attention to detail, problem solving capabilities, multi tasking and energized to make a difference.

  • To drive self-development and to ensure that fabric technical skills are developed and optimized to provide better understanding of the fabrics used.

  • To maintain current knowledge on vendors and industry developments to deliver fabric technical innovation opportunities to set Lululemon apart from its competitors

must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.