Analyst, Labor Planning and Optimization

Region: United States of America

State: Washington

City: Sumner

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

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

The Labor Planning & Optimization team is a collective of solution-driven and entrepreneurial team members who provide an end-to-end view of lululemon's DC employees. We work closely with our DCs and cross-functional partners to ensure we have the right people, in the right place, at the right time. As part of our team, you’ll be able to quickly leverage the details of our daily operations, and translate them into the bigger picture of our Supply Chain operations.

A day in the life:

As the Analyst, Labor Planning & Optimization you will support our Sumner Distribution Center and:

·       Partner with DC Ops Managers to develop and implement daily level staffing plans

·       Align business needs (demand) with workforce requirements (supply) to identify agile labor models

·       Develop daily and weekly reporting dashboards for cross-functional review

·       Analyze trends in operational metrics and identify root causes, risks, and opportunities

You'll also be directly involved in optimizion labor across the network to:

·       Dream big and design, implement and track DC optimization projects

·       Engage with on-site DC employees to maximize our work-day experience

·       Deign Labor model optimization processes


·       2+ years of progressive staffing or operational planning experience within a fast paced business environment

·       Retail / Distribution industry experience an asset

·       Expert knowledge of Excel is required and working knowledge of Power BI / Powerpoint is an asset

Must haves:

·       Ability to work with a large amount detail without losing sight of the big picture

·       Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner

·       Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results

·       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

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.