Manager, Regional Merchandise Planning

Khu vực địa lý: Canada

Bang/Tỉnh/Thành phố: British Columbia

Thành phố: Vancouver

Đơn vị kinh doanh: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Loại thời gian: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Manager, Regional Merchandise Planning

Who we are:

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.

About this team: 
As a part of the Planning team, your purpose is to maximize guest demand by realizing the full potential of our inventory. As Planning Manager, you lead a team to develop and execute inventory plans for multiple categories, bringing-to-life the assortment strategies. Seeing the big picture, you navigate the team to targeted results, orchestrating activities that optimize inventory investment, demand forecasting, and product flow. You drive process, timelines, and communication mechanisms that support planning deliverables, collaborating closely with partners in merchandising, sourcing, logistics, and omni-channel operations. 

A day in the life: 

  • Interprets, communicates and coordinates execution of Departmental/Divisional Inventory flow strategies under the direction of Director/VP.
  • Partners with Director/VP to influence merchandise strategy and execution plans.
  • Leads team to execute business activities to drive financial results that maximize sales, profitability, and inventory productivity.
  • Partners with cross-functional partners to communicate and negotiate calendar challenges to execution of "by-whens"
  • Coaches and develops a high-performance team, providing clear and actionable feedback.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • 5+ years of merchandise planning experience in the apparel industry [vertical retailer experience preferred], including 2+ years experience leading others.
  • Omni channel experience highly desirable.
  • Proven track-record of driving results; demonstration of strong financial & business acumen for inventory management.
  • Proven ability to work with and lead a cross functional team.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Previous experience with merchandise planning / inventory management systems.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and data modeling skills; ability to summarize complex analysis to executive audience

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.

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  $129,600-$170,100annually; 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.