Director, Buying APAC

Region: Hong Kong

State: Hong Kong Island

City: Hong Kong

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

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 sweating, growing, connecting, and being well.

At lululemon, we set audacious goals, nurture big growth and engineer innovative products that allow people to feel—and perform—their best. To us, leadership is more than a role or title—it’s a way of being. We are all leaders, committed to growth and results.

Together, we’re co-creating a future that otherwise wouldn’t exist. To do that, we’re looking for people who unite diverse perspectives in order to execute bold visions. Who strive to be better than they were yesterday. Who are all in, in everything they do.

We’re looking for you. Join us

 

About this role 

The Director, Buying APAC designs and manages the APAC regional merchandising strategy for all products categories, deliver APAC financial targets by successfully managing the product lifecycle and go to market process of assigned product categories thru effective teamwork and partnership  

 

A day in the life:  

  • Sets APAC Product strategy and assortment architecture that support departmental/divisional merchandise strategies under the direction of the Senior Management of Global Merchandising
  • Influences Global Merchandise strategy through delivering Regional strategic market insights and performance analysis. Identifies new opportunities to deliver regional business growth - APAC unique needs
  • Responsible for 2 to 3 years forward looking strategy                                                              
  • Accountable for departmental performance results and meeting financial targets and KPI's set by the company
  • Drives APAC pricing architecture for the assigned product categories, collaborating with global Directors of Merchandising and Design to ensure consistency across the brand and relevance for APAC Countries
  • Collaborates closely with Country teams to ensure that regional needs are incorporated into the global line

 

Qualifications: 

  • Degree holder in business, commerce, fashion merchandising or other relevant disciplines
  •  More than 10 years of Buying experience in multiple categories with at least 4 years of strong management experience
  • Exhibits impactful communication with peers up to Senior leadership team level
  • Builds and develops highly effective teams 

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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