Associate Merchandise Planner

Lululemon Athletica

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC) lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to London, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in. About this team Reporting directly to the Manager of Merchandise Planning, this position is responsible for strategic execution of category inventory flow, including optimization of inventory supply quantification & deployment to maximize potential of guest demand. Teamwork and clear communication are essential.You are an essential part of the cross functional team collaborating with merchandising, store operationsand DC network planning. You have razor sharp attention to detail but also able to think big picture. A day in the life: Drives strategic execution of inventory flow through establishment & adjustment of inventory parameters to impact replenishment and allocation activities. Leverages systems, tools, and data to optimize inventory investments across store locations, distribution centers, and e-commerce channels. Analyzes historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to business and recommends strategies to achieve financial goals. Executes planning, reporting, analysis/decision support under the direction of a manager or planner Executes detailed analysis to drive category performance Develop sales projections and inventory flow for key items Recommends seasonal merchandise flow strategies that maximize sales and guest experience Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and bottom line profitability Prepare and participate in Merchandise Review meetings Provide support to Merchandising to actively manage product assortment throughout the season (inventory, MDs, etc.) Exhibit initiative to look beyond the everyday business to look for opportunities to maximize sales potential Qualifications: College certificate or University degree is required 1-3 years merchandise planning experience Previous experience with merchandise and planning systems. Expert knowledge of Excel is required. Excellent team player as well as the ability to work independently. Extremely organized, thorough and able to prioritize Detail orientated Strong ability to see the merchandise vision and translate the vision into viable plans. Results oriented – strong sense of motivation Self directed problem solver, proactive and resourceful Responsible, dependable and mature, with sound judgment Capable of effective multiple demand management from a variety of sources and adapts well to change. Ability and willingness to accept and provide feedback. Must haves: 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. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective. lululemon is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you would like someone from our team to contact you for individualized support, email us at . In your email, please include the position title, the location of the position and the nature of your request.

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