Assistant Global Merchant, Lab (Contract)

Region: United States of America

State: California

City: Los Angeles

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

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 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 guest needs and use this knowledge to identify opportunities to maximize guest demand. 

 

A day in the life:  

The Global Assistant Merchant is ultimately responsible for the accurate and proficient data entry and maintenance of product information in various merchandising systems and tools that support the Merchandising team in the creation, curation and execution of strategies and the global product assortment. 

  • Analyze, validate and input slot/style information in global line plan 
  • Ensure that relevant style attributes are entered and are consistent with the most recent attribute definitions 
  • Analyze, validate and input slot/style information in global line plan for non-seasonal style additions (chase, Fast Turn, etc.) 
  • Ensure that relevant style attributes are entered and are consistent with the most recent attribute definitions for non-seasonal style additions (chase, Fast Turn, etc.) 
  • Analyze, validate and update the style-colour assortment visual flow based on Colour Flow Milestone 
  • Ownership of sample management including: inventory management, shipping of samples and organization of samples  
  • Input into seasonal change tracker (style-colour assortment) 
  • Communicate added (pullthrough)  and dropped styles back to PD/Design 
  • Continuously monitor regional selling results and connect with regional teams to understand global product and financial performance  
  • Support team with global market and guest insight research  
  • Support Global Merchant and Senior Merchant on content creation for key go to market gates 
  • Provide support to the Merchandising team with day-to-day tasks 

Qualifications: 

  • BA, BSc, BBA, BComm, (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset 
  • Retail experience preferred, Merchandising experience an asset  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs 
  • Financial acumen and understanding of retail math 
  • Acute eye for Product 
  • Proven ability building collaborative team relationship 
  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal 
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently manage data entry 
  • Highly organized with a keen eye for the detail 
  • Ability to multi task and operate in a fast paced environment  
  • Willingness to travel (domestic and international) and work on the retail floor 
  • 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.