Senior Manager, Facilities

Location: United States of America

State/Province/City: Ohio

City: Columbus

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

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 Senior Facilities Manager oversees teams in distribution centers across North America. This role is a key partner with multiple groups across the organization and includes the DC Directors of each distribution center. The team plays an important role ensuring all DCs remain fully functioning, along with maintaining a continuous improvement mindset.

a day in the life
  • Provide strategic leadership and support to a large distribution network consisting of multiple distribution centers (DCs) in North America.
  • Active role in all new DC set-up and operation and DC expansion.
  • Key partner responsible for helping execute Supply Chain’s $26M portfolio of DC S.I. projects, along with looking strategically over the next 3-5 years to build out a stronger distribution network.
  • Administer vendor or sub-contractor agreements to ensure quality services and goods are provided to meet specifications, on-time and within budget.
  • Oversee building projects, renovations, refurbishments, repairs and installations. Responsible for all equipment preventative maintenance, repairs and uptime.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of multiple North America distribution centers.
  • Successfully execute action items tied to a $26M portfolio of DC S.I. projects.
  • Identify, hire, develop and manage talent, including building and delivering succession planning across the DCs.
  • Administer vendor or sub-contractor agreements to ensure quality services and goods are provided to meet specifications, on-time and within budget.
  • Work closely with OSHA (United States) and Ministry of Labor (Canada).
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 8+ years in Facilities Maintenance leadership role within a Distribution Center environment
  • Experience with Material Handling Equipment (MHE).
  • Experience with powered equipment such as pallet jacks, high-bay pickers and reach trucks.
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) expertise preferred.
  • Experience overseeing multiple facilities preferred.
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.
Additional Notes
Authorization to work in the United States is required for this role. 

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $134,100-176,000annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:
  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 
Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.

workplace arrangement


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.