Category Lead (Canada - Vancouver)

Région: Canada

État/Province: British Columbia

Ville: Vancouver

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

who we are

At lululemon, we work together to elevate the world. We set audacious goals, nurture big growth and engineer innovative products that allow people to feel—and perform—their best. To us, leadership is more than a role or title—it’s a way of being. We are all leaders, committed to growth and results.

Together, we’re co-creating a future that otherwise wouldn’t exist. To do that, we’re looking for people who unite diverse perspectives to lean into bold visions. Who strive to be better than they were yesterday. Who are all in, in everything they do. 

We’re looking for you. Join us.

Location: This role will be based out of either Vancouver, Canada or Seattle, USA. Remote candidates with flexibility to work during Pacific time zone (PST) business hours may be considered.


A day in the life: 
Global Procurement strategically partners with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to create value and mitigate risk in strategic non-product purchases for the global organization. The Technology Procurement category team is responsible for management of $250M+ in annual technology and digital spend, including systems & software, hosting infrastructure, hardware and professional services. The Category Lead will:

  • Develop RFX documents through compilation of business requirements
  • Lead strategic sourcing events and supplier negotiations end-to-end, including contract reviews and redlining
  • Lead complex RFXs which may involve cross-departmental coordination
  • Analyzing spend data and other resources to identify savings opportunities and uncover additional insights
  • Interpret complex spend data, market knowledge and RFX data to conduct fair value analysis and propose supplier recommendation
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years in procurement related role
  • SCMP or equivalent procurement professional designation is a plus
  • Experience in software/SaaS negotiations and contract reviews required
  • Strong ability to communicate and build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels 
  • Experience in analyzing complex data to develop insights and quickly learning and adopting new methods and processes
  • Project management and international experience are a plus
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Office), knowledge of P2P/e-sourcing platform an asset

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. 
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