Construction Manager, China

Region: China

State: Shanghai

City: 上海

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 Hong Kong, 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 Store Development team helps spearhead the company’s brick and mortar growth through the acquisition, design and construction of new stores. While helping our organization expand its footprint within the region, we are also responsible for keeping our internal stakeholders closely informed as we grow. 


A day in the life:

As part of a tight-knit team, you will play an instrumental role in helping lululemon expand across mainland China. Your main focus is to oversee the processes involved with building our new stores. In addition to this, you will also collaborate closely with our designers and facilities team to assist with store design and maintenance issues. Your key responsibilities will include:

key responsibilities: 

  • Partner with Real Estate Managers, Designers and other internal business units to support new store design, construction, renovation and remodeling projects     

  • Act as the main point of contact between lululemon, the General Contractor and Design Firm

  • Work within project budgets, coordinate internal and external business partners, and maintain contractor and vendor relations for each project  

  • Coordinate with vendors to source owner furnished items for projects 

  • Track key milestones and budgets – build within budget and on time 

  • Work with VM, Operations and Finance, aligning on planned expenditures and resource allocation across the entity portfolio 

  • Work within the established work plan, time frames and accounting processes for accomplishing project, staffing requirements and resources needed 

  • Confer with project and store personnel, resolve problems and support set timelines and budgets 

  • Provide updated project cost data 

  • Provide project close out requirements  



  • 7+ years construction-related work experience

  • Project management experience required

  • Knowledge of landlord approval process (expectations, processes, guidelines etc.)

  • University degree preferred

  • Retail related construction experience preferred


Must haves:

  • Open and effective cross-functional collaboration skills

  • Possess organizational, time management, and troubleshooting competence 

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at any given time

  • Speed, efficiency and ability to meet deadlines under pressure

  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented and dependable

  • Strong team player and capable of working independently

  • A fun and outgoing personality