Store Designer

Région: Canada

État/Province/Ville: Colombie-Britannique

Ville: Vancouver

Unité commerciale: Centre d’assistance aux magasins

Description et exigences

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 NA Store Design Team is responsible for the architectural design and store design within North America for lululemon. We deliver on the company’s strategic growth plans through the execution of the brand’s pinnacle expression: The physical retail store. We focus on highly efficient design standards, meticulously detailed architectural spaces, and our community through the lens of lululemon core values. Through clarity, accuracy, and efficiency we support the business ambitions, and enhance guest experience, while delivering consistent design queues to reinforce a strong experiential brand identity.

a day in the life: what you’ll do
  • A highly creative, motivated, and experienced retail designer is responsible for designing and executing prototypical branded design standards to all store classifications within North American portfolio, not specific to sub-regional limitations, managing all aspects of retail architecture and design from schematic design to construction administrative phases.
  • Creates design deliverables, including but not limited to, fixture layout, reflected ceiling plan, interior elevations, storefront elevations/sections, architectural construction details, FF&E shop drawing.
  • Leads and manages retail projects ASMEP consultants, design milestones, and drawing deliverables to facilitate coordination with the assigned construction team, consultants, and vendors.
  • Responsible and accountable for the spatial design, buildability, quality and timeliness of all drawings and documentation related to the design for stores.
  • Upholds and preserves lululemon’s brand image and global design consistency.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Upon internal Kick-off from Manager/Senior Manager, NA Store Design, creates in-house feasibility studies, fixture layouts, and storefront design in conjunction with identified product strategy, and prepares Schematic design packages for Manager’s approval prior to Committee approval. Reviews all site surveys, interprets tenant criteria and permitting requirements for the project.
  • Delivers approved Schematic design packages to external team and then partners with, coordinates and manages internal (IT, AP, BOH, Brand, etc) and external (Architect, MEPS, lighting, fixture, etc.) partners to ensure the development of all drawing sets meets design intent, quality standards, building codes, accessibility codes, health and safety regulations, and are on time and are on budget from project start to finish, ensuring acquisition of all permits and approvals.
  • Captures and implements localized design solutions within overarching global brand guidelines.
  • Plan checks design development drawing sets to ensure design intent and brand design guidelines.
  • Reviews specifications, construction documents and bids to ensure quality control of all building and materials, life safety issues, and all efficiencies of buildability are captured within construction drawings and business practices.
  • Responsible to develop and build all design presentations as required for cross-functional enrollment and senior level alignment
  • Liaises and presents projects to external partners to gain permissions and approval (e.g. Presentations of concept to landlords, architectural review board, etc.), acting as point of contact for all design and architectural issues raised from all third party and landlord contacts and feeding this information and any resulting effect on projects back to members of the business and design team.
  • Undertaking site visits as necessary. Managing the approval of millwork shop drawings and responding to design queries as they arise from the site team. Attending regular project meetings and oversight of deficiencies to be rectified. Participating in post project review to ensure lessons learned are incorporated into future projects.
  • Aligning and inspiring internal and external team members to create effective design solutions while communicating a clear brand vision to outside consultants on projects goals and department expectations.
  • Reporting of design project progress and updates to design management team.
  • Supporting temp store and initiative projects as per business requires with agility.

  • Degree in Interior Design or Architecture, or equivalent 
  • 5-7 years minimum experience in retail architecture and design, or architectural and/or design consultancy practices
  • Fluent in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Suite, SketchUp, Smartsheet. 3D Rendering skills preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent verbal, visual and presenter communication skills to diverse business stakeholders of various management types and levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated successful management of multiple projects and initiatives deliverables at different phases of development on time and within the given budget.
  • Ability to effectively manage tasks of varying complexities, strong ability to drive projects forward, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Analytical, communication and organizational skills, strong written and oral communication abilities
  • Detail oriented problem solver who is able to employ leadership, critical thinking and time management skills and can work effectively both independently and in team.

 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.

Additional Notes
Immigration support is potentially available for this role.

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $81,500 - 107,000 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:
  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 
Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as Hybrid under our SSC Workplace Policy:  


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.