Costing Analyst

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time


Sourcing Analyst

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:

We are a Sourcing Department.  Managing the relationship with our apparel & accessories vendors to ensure that lululemon has the best in the world manufacturers.  We work cross-functionally across the entire product team to deliver product that meets our business strategy, quality and cost goals.  We then work with our vendors to make those products a reality.  The Costing Analyst will report directly to the Sr Sourcing Manager who leads and develops the team of Sourcing professionals that manage the product level sourcing activities for their assigned class.  

A day in the life: 

  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of accurate Sourcing data in our systems
  • Owning information that is required for delivery of our vendor allocations and buy processes
  • Partner with our LLO partners on completion of costing data to ensure accuracy of IMU reporting
  • Serve as a key point of contact o support with provided needed information or answering questions from our cross-functional Technical Development and Merchandising departments
  • Support delivery of seasonal communication to our vendor partners


  • 3-5 years industry experience in Costing and/or Sourcing (preferably in Retail industry)
  • Knowledge of product creation calendar timelines and able to work against deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Illustrator, PLM software, Gerber Pattern Making
  • Working knowledge of PLM software 
  • Experience working with manufacturers across Asia, Americas, and Europe

Must haves:

  • Multi-tasker that can handle a fast paced and changing environment
  • Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with overlapping timelines
  • Strong analytical skills and like digging into the details
  • Strong excel skills, managing large sets of data and finding patterns by analyzing the data
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, collaborative mindset
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Curiosity for change and learning; capable of managing ambiguity