Assistant Digital Merchant

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

This role is based in Vancouver, BC and requires the ability to work in person.  


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 Merchandising team creates and executes transformative global product strategies that ensure we have the right assortment in the right place at the right time to fulfill our guests’ unmet needs to deepen our guest relationships, grow our brand and deliver on our long-term enterprise goals. We possess deep awareness and intuition of global marketplace dynamics and regional guest needs and use this knowledge to identify opportunities to maximize guest demand in both stores and online.


A day in the life:

The Digital Assistant Merchant supports the Merchandising Manager in online Merchandising with the accurate and proficient management of digital marketing tactics. The Digital Assistant Merchant is responsible for the maintenance of product information and ad-hoc reporting that support the Digital Merchandising team in the pre-season and in-season execution of the digital merchandising experience. 


  • Run selling and site analytics reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis; support with ad-hoc analysis as needed, making suggestions for business based on findings.
  • Assist Digital Merchandise Manager with pre-season GTM activities.
  • Support in all Digital Marketing and Brand related tactics
    • Data entry and maintenance of campaign and email planning tools
    • Inventory tracking of featured styles for stock levels and delivery dates
    • Complete Marketing Look Books and support other social media asks 
    • Attend weekly Brand and Marketing meetings with Digital Merchandising Manager
  • Support in all Ecommerce execution related tactics
    • Support site excellence through routine audit and maintenance of site; reviewing category, activity, and PDP pages, partnering with Category Specialist team to make updates as needed
    • Assist Digital Merchandising Manager with quarterly ecommerce planning, helping to pull together inputs from Merchandising team to populate Quarterly Priority Document. 
    • In-season tracking and management of digital performance (i.e. filters, EPS, etc)
    • Compile direction for quarterly PDP outfitting that best supports the Global Merchandising strategy.
  • Complete outside competitive audit weekly and present findings back to Merchandising team.
  • Provide support to the Digital Merchandising Manager with other situational day-to-day tasks.


Qualifications:

  • BA, BSc, BBA, BComm (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset
  • Retail experience preferred and Merchandising and Marketing experience is an asset
  • Curiosity about the digital marketplace; passion around the online shopping experience 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Financial acumen and understanding of retail math
  • Acute eye for product, trend, and online merchandising tactics
  • Proven ability building collaborative team relationships 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently manage data entry and highly organized with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to multitask and operate in a fast-paced environment  


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.
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