Director, Merchandise Planning

Regione: Canada

Stato/Provincia: British Columbia

Città: Vancouver

Unità Affari: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Descrizione e requisiti

Director, Merchandise Planning (Contract through November 2021)

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.

The Planning and Allocations team is responsible for maximizing guest demand through optimum sales and inventory planning and management.  We are the trusted partners and stewards of merchandise plans for product and supply chain organization, guiding teams to achieve the company’s financial objectives. 

Determines global merchandise financial framework, strategy, and targets that support divisional merchandise strategies under the direction of the VP, Merchandise Planning and reconciles to regional/ channel and class plans
Directs pre-season planning through high-level financial analysis and product long range planning in collaboration with Divisional Merch and Planning leadership
Directs cross-functional alignment around sales, margin and inventory plan/actions needed to achieve financial targets  
Responsible for monthly and quarterly margin and inventory inputs for financial planning purposes
Sets the In-Season Topline and Exec OTB agenda topics in collaboration with manager and key stakeholders and create materials that support decision making and actions  
Create and enhance Demand planning capabilities to match increasing focus on Supply Management within the Supply Chain Org.  
Synthesize findings and prepare presentations that communicate insights and recommendations to senior management and leadership team in Season and pre-season 
Produce Ad Hoc quantitative and qualitative analysis, including benchmarking to prior year and financial modeling 
Responsible for hiring, team/individual development                                                            
Accountable for departmental/team execution and results

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce, or Supply Chain Management
CMA or MBA a plus
4+ years management experience
10+ years of related experience
Expert knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint are required.

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.