Associate Analyst, Footwear Wear Testing

Region: United States of America

State: Oregon

City: Portland

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time


Associate Analyst, Footwear Wear Testing

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. That includes creating an equitable, inclusive, and growth-focused environment for our people.


Within the umbrella of the newly created Portland organization, the individual in the Associate Analyst, Footwear Wear Testing role will be responsible for supporting the analysts in the testing process. Your day-to-day work will focus primarily on supporting the various stages of footwear testing, maintaining relationships with tester rectruitment sources and managing a limited number of tests. As a member of a small team, you will have the ability to wear multiple hats and work closely with crossfunctional partners to influence product decisions. We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, and personable individual who is passionate about the Sweatlife.


       Prepping/Shipping/Receiving of test samples for all wear test analysts

       Organizing/Archiving returned test samples for all wear test analysts

       Provide logistical support for Innovation/Engineering wear testing

       Outreach to local and national studios/gym and run clubs to build/maintain relationship as a recruiting resource

       Outreach to lululemon communities to build/maintain relationship as a recruiting resource

       Working with Sr Lead and Lead analysts on ongoing recruitment needs and strategy

       Training on testing process to understand how to design, run, analyze and report tester feedback

       Manage testing for basic test requests and ensure clear reporting to cross-functional partners

       Assist with keeping up-to-date calendar for testing


       2+ years in footwear testing or closely related field 

       Degree in exercise physiology, perception science, or research-related field is a plus 

       Experience in community outreach, footwear product testing, development or research industry preferred

       Strong verbal and written communication skills, with high attention to detail and ability to deliver clear and actionable insights that will inform product decisions

       Strong multi-tasking and organization skills, with ability to manage multiple competing priorities at once

       Strong interpersonal skills with passion for understanding the consumer and learning + delivering on their product and performance needs

       Highly collaborative, team-first mentality


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.