(Senior) Buying Manager,China

Région: China

État/Province: Shanghai

Ville: Shanghai

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description et exigences

(Senior) Buying Manager, China

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.

A day in the life:

Create and manage the China regional merchandising strategy for all product categories in their department / division.

Responsible for the successful assortment and selection of assigned product categories, that guarantee growth and deliver our regional sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals across all channels.

Responsible for delivering China financial targets by successfully managing the product lifecycle and go to market process of assigned product categories through effective teamwork and partnership with regional planning, cross functional partners in region and collaborating with Global Merchandising and Design to ensure brand and product relevance for China market. Lead and develop the Buying team.

Job Description:

·       Product strategy and assortment architecture that support departmental/divisional merchandise strategies under the direction of the Director, China Buying

·       Influences Global Merchandise strategy through delivering Regional strategic market insights and performance analysis. Identifies new line plan opportunities to deliver regional business growth - China unique needs

·       Responsible for 2 to 3 year forward looking strategy                                                              

·       Accountable for departmental performance results and meeting financial targets and KPI's set by the company

·       Drive China pricing architecture for the assigned product categories, collaborating with Global Merchandising and Design to ensure consistency across the brand and relevance for China region

·       Collaborate closely with Global Merchandising to ensure that regional needs are incorporated into the global line plan

·       Regional Cross-functional partnership and alignment to bring product strategy to life in all China markets

·       People Responsibilities:

-       Responsible for hiring, training and team/individual development

-       Lead self and others, organization

-       Coach and develops a team, direct reports may also manage others


·       5+ years of related experience with strong management performance

·       10+ years merchandising / buying experience

·       Exhibits impactful communication with peers up to SLT level

·       Builds and develops highly effective teams

·       Proven experience in high growth and diverse China market

·       Vertical retail experience required. Omni channel experience highly desirable.

·       Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy

·       Strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments

·       Proven ability to work with and lead a cross functional team

·       Excellent sense of style and color trends; athletically minded

·       Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility

·       Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, written and verbal

·       Entrepreneurship – an ability to make decisions and take calculated risks

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.