Senior Merchandiser - Merchant (1 Year Contract)

Location: Hong Kong SAR

State/Province/City: Hong Kong Island

City: Hong Kong SAR

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 lululemon Liaison Office (LLO) team is dedicated to ensuring our products are produced of the highest quality, delivered when we need them, and manufactured with partners who share our commitment to elevating the world. Not only do we manage the production of great products, we also build great relationships.

A day in the life: 
  • Report and support the Merchandising Manager to manage production from BUY confirmation to Support the Vancouver development and sourcing teams by managing the cost sheets with finished goods vendors based on the costing gate date
  • Analyze and validate cost breakdown and negotiate cost as needed; excellent at costing
  • Understand style details and can communicate comments to vendors. Input to and action new processes in tracking and costing product
  • Costing data input and management of style costing delivery dates.
  • Costing reports based on data collected from vendors.
  • Sample status tracking and follow-up
  • Coordinate seasonal on-site and travel to vendors when necessary for sample preparation and review and manage ad-hoc tasks when needed

  • Degree in merchandising or related discipline preferred, with 7+ years of relevant industry experience with knowledge of product costing, technical performance materials, garment construction, design, and development
  • Experience in working directly with vendors; comfortable with rapid growth and changing environments, willing to learn, proactive and solution-oriented
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and personal development
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, your processes and amazing MS Excel skills! (V Lookup and Pivot Table knowledge essential)
  • Experience working with PLM software and Bambo Rose is a plus
  • A true team player with excellent problem-solving / analytical/logical thinking skills and attention to detail

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. 

Beyond the Paycheck (Benefits & Perks)   
At lululemon, we care for and invest in the whole person – body, mind, spirit. Our total rewards program is designed to support you in achieving your goals and focus on the things you love. In addition to competitive base pay and a team-based bonus program, we also offer paid time off, generous employee discounts, fitness/yoga classes, parenthood top up program and personal and professional development programs.     
Note: availability of these benefits and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these benefits and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.