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Associate Merchant, Strategic Sales- Fixed Term Contract

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lululemon

17d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • $66K - $86.6K
  • Vancouver

Requirements

  • BA, BSc, BBA, BComm (or equivalent), specialization in Retail or Merchandising Management an asset
  • Minimum two 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, proficiency in PO and Price Management software
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments
  • Mastery of retail mathematics, including elements of markup, margin, planning, open to buy and investor productivity
  • Ability to balance analytical and creative tasks
  • Acute eye for product and colour trends
  • Ability to enroll, lead and influence key cross functional partners
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal and demonstrative ability to present to Senior leadership
  • Ability to work independently to make sound business decision; and multitask, pivot, prioritize competing tasks and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel (domestic and international)
  • Must haves:
  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • Key Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the Manager, partner with the Global and NA Event Experiences org and leadership to land event product strategy and ideal assortment including aligning upon channel and sell through strategy
  • Define and execute the product strategy for top events and for ambassador and athlete seeding
  • Create a strategy that builds credibility and momentum in product categories and innovation moments (run, footwear, etc.) and drives revenue at events
  • Execute product merchandising for events including partnering with the regions as relevant to build out product plans
  • With assistant merchant, manage the product logistics and inventory for events including product arrival to the DC to market, working with event coordinators, and planning to execute transfers as required
  • Represent events in product meetings, aligning product strategy to event opportunities
  • Create product assortment that reflects brand consistency and program/event relevance, and leverage key items
  • Constant communication with Mainline teams to curate product assortments for ambassadors and athletes that highlight seasonal stories, key looks and leverage key items
  • Collaborate with Planning to execute buys against global product and partners goals
  • Create Visual assortment view
  • Prepare and present decks for Buy Reviews (incl. strategies, attributing, investments, flow, etc)
  • Validate buy accuracy, ensuring product assortment aligns with briefs and leverages mainlines key strategies/big bets
  • Throughout each buy cycle partner with mainline merchandising and execute against initiatives and strategies
  • Prior to and in season, keep cross functional partners updated on delivery
  • For events work with planning and cross functional partners to deliver product to event and recap sales performance

Retail & Consumer Goods
Industry
10,001+
Employees

Mission & Purpose

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) is a healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training, and most other sweaty pursuits, creating transformational products and experiences which enable people to live a life they love. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. https://corporate.lululemon.com/careers