Senior Merchandiser, Production, Sri Lanka

Location: Sri Lanka

State/Province/City: Remote

City: Colombo

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
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.

Our merchandising teams work closely with vendor partners and internal teams to drive product excellence, manage costs, and build positive relationships cross-functionally.


A day in the life: 
  • Report to and support the Production Manager to manage production from BUY confirmation to shipment
  • Manage the BUY to negotiate the best delivery with vendors. Analyze the capacity and capability of vendors to make sure they can deliver the right product on time
  • Take the lead in resolving any potential and current issues with a cross-functional team to minimize the impact and manage on-time delivery 
  • Manage production process, which including WIP, PO management, and WWMT
  • Proceed time and action validation and manage liability management 
  • Prepare the past due date and delay reason code report
  • Work closely with our local and global Quality teams to ensure that our social compliance and quality standards are adhered to, and goals are met, and communicate delivery statuses and issues to appropriate SSC counterparts in a timely and concise manner
  • Manage the shipment booking and shipping process with vendors
  • Train the vendors on lululemon production and logistics policies, processes and IT systems; roll out new processes and systems to assigned vendors as needed;
  • Visit factories for production tracking, validate production planning, output & efficiency 
  • Connect with Merchandising team to match up data on the cost sheet with efficiency and capacity and attend the quarterly vendors review meetings

Qualifications:
  • Your ideal background: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Textiles or related fields; 7+ years experience in a similar role within a production environment; strong knowledge of technical fabrics, garment construction and related machinery.
  • Experience in working directly with vendors in Sri Lanka, and ability to drive performance
  • Able to analyze workflow and can access bottlenecks; 
  • Fluent in English (with Mandarin preferred)  
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, you possess amazing MS Excel skills! (V Lookup and Pivot Table knowledge essential)
  • Experience working on PLM and PO systems like Flex PLM and Tradestone

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. 

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