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Manager, Global Merchandising

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
110,000 to 160,000 per year

Posted: lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

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

Positions Available: 3

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

Job Description

About this team:

The Merchandising team creates and executes transformative global product strategies that ensure we have the right assortment in the right place at the right time to fulfill our guests’ unmet needs to deepen our guest relationships, grow our brand and deliver on our long-term enterprise goals.


A day in the life:

The Global Merch Manager is a seasoned product and market strategist who is accountable for the global seasonal merchandise strategies and roadmap for the season. This person is responsible for the development of the members of their global merchandising team to deliver product needs that reflect brand consistency and regional relevance to maximize profitability and sales across product classes, key items and channels.


Key Responsibilities:  

·       Responsible for overseeing a team of Global Merchants who report directly to the Manager. The Manager inspires, coaches and guides their team members to develop their skills and deliver on business priorities. The Manager supports employee development plans and performance management.

·       Accountable for defining class strategies based on short range product strategy (2-3 years) and creating global seasonal merchandise strategies and roadmap for the season

·       In partnership with Brand and Creative partners, create Global Product strategies

·       Responsible for briefing raw materials

·       Accountable for leading their team in building the architecture of the assortment in collaboration with Design and Product Development team

·       Responsible for creating and delivering global merchandising strategies to their Regional teams

·       Accountable for leading their team to create content for showback to CPO (include strategy, directional investment level)

·       Responsible for presenting direction for the season- roadmap, story-telling/campaigns, direction of product flow and colour to Regional Buyers and key cross-functional partners, for their business category
Enroll and align on class strategies with Design (carryover, seasonal newness, franchise management and slot investments e.g. we want to lift ABC franchise this season)



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

·       Minimum 8 years of experience, combination of people management and Merchandising experience

·       Proven ability to coach, mentor and lead a team

·       Understanding and experience in working for a Global Brand is required

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs- Mastery in Excel, proficiency in Merchandising Software, preferred experience in Adobe Illustrator

·       Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments

·       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

·       Acute eye for product and colour trends

·       Aware of macro lifestyle and fashion trends and how this relates to the active and wellness industry


*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