Future Innovation Senior Concept Manager

地点: Canada

州/省/市: British Columbia

城市: Vancouver

业务单元: Store Support Centre (SSC)

时间类型: Full-time


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 the role:

Leads the creation and testing of multiple innovation concepts through combining foresight, scientific research, corporate strategy, channel and guest needs to create net new value propositions within apparel for guests. These concepts are built to explore potential future opportunities for lululemon across services, products and experiences. They are built to influence strategic decision making across the business and other innovations teams to ensure the success of the business moving forward into the future.

about you:

  • Expert at leading multiple teams through the innovation process to structure ambiguous problems, develop hypotheses, test concepts, and synthesize findings into actionable recommendations and commercial outcomes.
  • Possess a deep toolkit of methodologies, and frameworks and ability to interpret multiple skillsets (i.e. Science, Design, Research, Business, Brand). 
  • Strong creativity and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think outside the box and challenge assumptions productively.
  • Proven ability to plan, execute and monitor project timelines including managing resources, budgets, vendor contracts and relationships.
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas, inspire teams, and influence stakeholders at all levels, including executives.
  • Comfort in highly ambiguous space and ability to independently define the path forward and lead with personal responsibility.

key outputs & inputs:

  • Managing Opex Annual Spend 
  • Influencing Future Innovation portfolio strategy and specifically defining project strategy within their portfolio areas
  • All project level decisions including budget and timelines, vendor choices, methodology types, project outcomes, chosen concepts to progress.
  • Partner engagement plan and specific content to share 
  • Project Team OKRs/Goals and resourcing
  • Validated or Invalidated concepts
  • Project strategy for the pilot implementation of successful concepts
  • Working prototypes, Test outcomes, Tangential learnings
  • Applicable guest insights for partners
  • IP


  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in business, science, design, engineering, technology, or industrial design 
  • 5-10 years of experience in fast-paced R&D / Innovation / Strategy environments with a focus apparel innovation 
  • 3-5 years experience delivering breakthrough innovation in sports / wellness.
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 $130,800-$171,700 CADannually; 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.  

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