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Manager, Regional Merchandising

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

Posted: lululemon athletica

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: $110,000-160,000 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

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 Manager, Regional Merchandising is accountable for the creation and execution of the regional merchandising strategies and omni channel approach for the season. The Manager drives the delivery of region-specific insights to the Global Merchandising team to inform product strategies, inclusive of financial goals, metrics, local product, cultural and guest insights, to service their regional market needs. This individual is accountable for driving the build out and management of their class strategies and assortment plans collaborating with Planning to execute seasonal regional buys against global product and financial goals.


Key Responsibilities:

·       Responsible for overseeing a team of Regional 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

·       Accountable for creating regional merchandising strategies and omni channel approach for the season (department and class) and gathers regional cross functional input to help inform regional strategies

·       Accountable for developing, creating and driving the management of their class strategies and assortment plans

·       Guides their team in creating a product assortment that reflects brand consistency and regional relevance, maximizing profitability and sales across product class, key items and channels

·       Provides insight to inform strategies such as store opening plans by country

·       Accountable for leading their team in collating and presenting Regional insights (guest, products, market trends)

·       Accountable for delivery against capacity targets and guest profiles

·       Collaborates with Planning Leaders to execute seasonal regional buys against global product and financial goals

·       Updates and refine visual flow for region based on assortment updates/changes

·       Accountable for leading their team in preparing and presenting for Buy Reviews (incl. strategies, attributing, investments, flow, etc.)

·       Approve adopt/drop decisions submitted by the team, based on assortment updates/changes

·       Approve regional pricing product architecture submitted by the team


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

·       Minimum eight years of experience, combination of people management and industry experience in vertical retail and omni channel experience is required

·       Experience and proven ability in coaching, mentoring and leading a team of direct reports

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Program and mastery in excel, proficiency in merchandising software

·       Mastery of retail mathematics, including elements of markup, margin, planning, open to buy and inventory productivity


*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.