Assistant Merchant, lululemon Studio

Région: United States of America

État/Province: California

Ville: Los Angeles

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

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

A day in the life:

The 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 Strategic Sales Buying team in all aspects of the buy process.

·      Responsible for inputting, updating and maintaining data integrity across all merchandising systems and internal files and databases:

·      Complete/add regional inputs into global attributing database (incl. data scrub, cleanup)

·      Review and validate seasonal POs in TSS

·      Create manual seasonal and non-seasonal PRs in TSS

·      Execute Seasonal product flow changes to In-Store Date and execute Ship Mode Changes

·      Input PO Change requests into POC (PO Changes) file, liaise with LLO and approve vendor-initiated changes

·      Creation and style management of AIF tool each season (season codes, in-store-dates, drop day, clustering changes, in DC, etc.)

·      Input chase request in Chase Ledger and communicate request to cross-functional partners

·      Responsible for supporting with acquiring any TOP sample for meetings with account managers or key accounts. Also securing and coordinating the shipment of fabric swatches to account managers with strategic sales coordinators

·      Support Merchant/Associate Merchant with content creation for IMBR, MBR, Weekly Business Review and Quarterly Meltdown

·      Own the retail validation process (review, validate and update retail prices) whenever needed and validating the mainline weekly markdowns against strategic sales assortment.

·      Provide support to the Merchandising team with day-to-day tasks

·      Work closely with B2B team with preparations for drop days

·      Support Merchant/ Associate Merchant with inventory questions from account managers and planning


·      BA, BSc, BBA, BComm (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset

·      Retail experience preferred and Merchandising experience is an asset

·      Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs

·      Financial acumen and understanding of retail math

·      Acute eye for Product

·      Proven ability building collaborative team relationships

·      Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

·      Ability to accurately and efficiently manage data entry and highly organized with a keen eye for detail

·      Ability to multitask 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.