Associate Merchant, Swim & Intimates (Contract End Date: April 2022)

Regione: Canada

Stato/Provincia: British Columbia

Città: Vancouver

Unità Affari: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Descrizione e requisiti

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.

About This Team

The Merchandise team lives and breathes all things product! We collectively work together towards getting the right product for our stores and ultimately our guests

About This Role

Reporting to the Merchandise Manager or Director, the Associate Merchant is accountable for item creation, purchase order maintenance, line plan maintenance, on-order tracking and management, accurate data entry and maintenance in various systems.  This person assists the Merchant/Merchandise manager in the creation of the product assortment and line plan to deliver our design vision and meet or exceed guest expectation and financial goals

Key Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for data integrity and accuracy of the line plan (e.g., style number, color options and codes, product attributes, target FOB/IMU, forecasted units, purchase order, price management, item creation, on-order, line sheet and product flow reporting) 
  • Assist the merchandising team in developing merchandising strategies and preliminary product assortments, managing the localized line plan; including flow, weekly stories, cancellations and shifts in the business. 
  • Proactively collaborate with cross-functional partners; including design, development, raw materials, sourcing, production, fast turn, whitespace, planning, allocations, digital, visual merchandising and, logistics, to gather key information that support merchandising decisions
  • Proactively gathers, analyzes and drives insight from local market knowledge and competitive landscape across all channels.
  • Assist the Merchant/MM to manage the product lifecycle for all styles in assigned product categories including introduction, build and retirement of those styles.
  • Takes initiative in leading the in-season management of your product category, through flow, product education, chase, cancellations, markdowns and exit.
  • Trains, supports and mentors Merchandise Assistants
  • Demonstrates an excellent sense of style and is passionate about sweating, health and personal development 


  • Relevant experience or a university/college degree 
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience as a retail apparel buyer
  • Proficient with all programs in Microsoft Office 2007
  • Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy
  • Strong understanding of season-to-season business performance