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Global Merchant

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
80,000 to 125,000 per year

Posted: lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: $80,000-120,000 CAD

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Positions Available: 1

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

A day in the life:

The Global Merchant is responsible for creating, curating and bringing product strategies and global product assortment to life through seasonal line plans based on guest insights that reflect global and regional market needs. The Global Merchant collaborates with partners across the business to ensure product needs associated with critical enterprise priorities are identified, planned for and executed against and ensure brand consistency and regional relevance to maximize profitability and sales across product classes, key items and channels.


Key Responsibilities:

·       Leads the successful creation, execution and maintenance of a line plan for assigned product categories that contribute to the financial success of the company

·       Deliver profitable assortments driving IMU and cost goals needed to meet and exceed targets

·       Develops Global pricing product architecture

·       Owns the pre-season planning process, breaking down roadmap stories into seasonal line plan and ensuring regional territory category needs are integrated, through ongoing partnerships with Regional teams

·       Ensure briefs are met throughout product creation process, from line plan through to regional handover

·       Brief colour flow for global assortment to ensure clear consistent profitable storytelling

·       Proactively gathers, analyzes and drives insight from the competitive landscape, global/regional teams and cross functional partners across all channels for pre-season planning and hindsights

·       Manage and create key franchises and product lifecycle for all styles in assigned product categories including introduction, build and retirement

·       Provides leadership and functional excellence for their respective activity/category merchandising and design partners to meet key Merchandising Go-To-Market deadlines

·       Communicate category assortment to all stakeholders to drive consistent Merchandising messages globally

·       Bring global storytelling to life in partnership with Brand and Marketing teams

·       Builds the architecture of the assortment in collaboration with Design and Product Development team

·       Review, validate and sign-off on sketches and protos against line plan brief ensuring all global guest needs are met and accountable for adoption ratio

·       Partners with Demand Planning and Sourcing teams to provide units and style volumes for global forecasting and vendor allocation



·       BA, BSc, BBA, BComm (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset

·       Minimum five years of Merchandising or Buying experience is required. Vertical retail and/or omni channel experience is preferred

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Program and mastery in excel, preferred experience in Merchandising software and in Adobe Illustrator

·       Financial acumen and understanding of Retail Math

·       Ability to balance analytical and creative tasks

·       Ability to interpret and apply financial insights on current business performance and leverage insights to guide and inform future range plans

·       Willingness to travel (domestic and international) and work on the retail floor


*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses