Manager, Construction Initiatives

Region: Canada

State: 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
The Initiatives team within Store Development, supports the intake, budgeting, tracking, communication, execution, and reconciliation of all initiative & reinvestment requests that require construction support in brick & mortar spaces. The team delivers against the annual capital plan to support the existing store fleet through minor works, initiatives, reinvestment requests, and rollouts -- occasionally supporting on new concept rollouts into new store openings and optimizations of mainline stores.

job mandate
This role will be responsible for the timely execution of the entire initiative channel and is accountable to the objectives and priorities guided by the AOP.  The Manager of this role will support on the development of requests on the intake lists to ensure accurate scope is budgeted and brought through to approvals. They will work with the Project Specialists on the team to drive vendors and cross-functional partners in their work to complete scope within the fiscal year to meet AOP targets.  

This role will also work closely with the Senior Manager of Construction Services, the Senior Manager of NA Construction, and cross functional partners in Facilities, Innovations, VM, and Design to introduce new concepts or change existing scope as required. They will be responsible for identifying, on-boarding and partnering with new/existing vendors on pilot stores prior to rolling out in the mainline channel.

a day in the life: what you’ll do
  • Manage strategic initiative channel including rollout programs, minor works, small scale capital construction/reinvestment projects through development while tracking key milestones and staying within the financial plan
  • Lead and Manage a group of Direct Reports to drive their growth and professional development and support their work to deliver on projects within their portfolio.
  • Support with strategic initiative portfolio planning, prioritization, and development by provide cost and schedule impacts to all intake items on the reinvestment intake list
  • Maintain strong relationships with cross functional partners to consistently develop and evolve processes, and to ensure that new standards and processes are understood and incorporated into the execution of projects
  • Lead estimating, including management of external resources, to acquire senior leadership approvals, and collaborate with analytics team on reporting requirements

  • Minimum 4 year college level degree 
  • 5 years of project management within retail and/or commercial development 
  • Demonstration ability to lead large and small-scale construction & rollout projects independently

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.