Technical Developer

Region: Canada

Bundesland: British Columbia

Stadt: Vancouver

Geschäftsbereich: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Zeittyp: Full-time

Beschreibung & Anforderungen

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: 
Imagine Design is the Architect of a product, and Product Development is the Engineer. From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development is the front-line regarding communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development is a truly cross functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Fit, Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials and Go To Market operations to deliver a commercially ready product to our buying teams. 
They are strong communicators who value and develop their cross functional relationships. This is a team of high performers who are constantly striving to develop personally and professionally, practicing open feedback in a trusting space. This team knows how to bring fun into their everyday, prioritizing team connection and enjoying creative sessions together. 
A day in the life: 
The Technical Product Developer at lululemon creates world class athletic & lifestyle apparel that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality. Under the mentorship & partnership of Senior TD and/or PD, PD and/or TD Manager and Director; you develop the line from tech pack hand-off to the production of garments.   
• Responsible for prototype management, style number & colorway creation 
• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM 
• Organize daily work-flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines 
• Develop and create tech packs in Flex PLM to communicate requirements for Design aesthetic, fit, cost and construction engineering 
• Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack 
• Prepare for fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution) 
• Conduct product category fitting: Present style history, take notes of the required fit and construction corrections discussed for assigned styles 
• Ensure construction and fit consistency across product class according to established brand guidelines 
• Spec and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent 
• Analyze and communicate the outcome of fittings and construction reviews with cross functional and vendor partners 
• Build vendor & cross-functional relationships through effective email correspondence, in-person meetings, and onsites 
• Work closely with the Senior TD to advance technical knowledge of our brand’s construction and fit standards July 2022 
• Ability to effectively present proto changes, challenges, and solutions at GTM meetings 
• Start building strategies that drive competencies within the scope of product creation 
• Mentor Juniors & Assistants as guided by Senior TD & Manager 
•  Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical Design, Pattern Making, Product Development or relevant experience preferred 
• 5 - 8 years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Technical Design and/or Technical Development departments) 
• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop) 
• Proficiency with Flex PLM or similar PLM software 
Must haves: 
• Driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process 
• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skil s 
• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities 
• Working knowledge of fabric, construction, draping, graphic & dye techniques 
• Proficient at technical communication with vendors via pattern diagrams & fit photos 
• Substantial knowledge of Grading 
• Strong applied comprehension of end to end product life cycle 
• Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, col aborative mindset 
• Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, cross functional team environment 
• Excel ent time management, organizational & problem-solving skills 
• Curiosity for change & learning, capable of managing ambiguity 
• Working knowledge of Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset 
• Able to conduct fit sessions independently and lead other products as needed 
• Ability to lift 10kg as needed