Raw Materials Developer, Sweaters/ Seamless (12 Month Contract/ Vancouver)

Location: Canada

State/Province/City: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

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 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

A fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team who are responsible for development of innovative materials using various technologies including (and not limited to): knit, woven, seamless, flat & warp knitting.

a day in the life: what you’ll do

The Raw Materials Developer is a technical fabric expert who is passionate about executing seasonal and long range developments related to specific pods. They lead from a place of inquiry and apply reason and critical thinking to analyze and improve process and product offerings.


  • 5 years of apparel industry experience, with at least 4 in raw materials development
  • Skill set showcases success commercializing product on various calendar tracks
  • Strong technical knowledge of performance developments & execution
  • Collaborative team player, knowledge of cross functional team accountabilities and requirements - including design, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance
  • Strong understanding of commercialization process from design concept through bulk
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including analytical, problem solving, and diplomacy
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Adobe Illustrator , PLM, and Microsoft office applications)
  • Detailed understanding of product creation calendar timeline and ability to work to deadlines for multiple overlapping seasons
  • Attention to detail, problem solving capabilities, multi tasking, and elite organizational skills

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 Canada 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 $86,500 - $113,500 CAD annually; 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

This role is classified as Hybrid under our SSC Workplace Policy:  

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