Senior Merchandiser, Merchant, Sri Lanka



Sri Lanka · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2023
Who we are 
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.
About this team
The lululemon Liaison Office (LLO) team is dedicated to ensuring our products are produced of the highest quality, delivered when we need them, and manufactured with partners who share our commitment to elevating the world. Not only do we manage the production of great products, we also build great relationships.
Our merchandising teams work closely with vendor partners and internal teams to drive product excellence, manage costs, and build positive relationships cross-functionally.
A day in the life: 
  • Support the Vancouver development and sourcing teams by managing the critical path from tech pack handoff through to buy release
  • Core tasks include costing, analysing and validating cost breakdown and negotiating cost as needed; excellent at costing – striving for vendor’s costing SOP adherence
  • Understand style details and can communicate comments to vendors
  • Costing Data input and managing costing report 
  • Product reports based on data collected from vendors. 
  • Be the point of contact in the region for the vendors during the development process
  • Visit factories for sample reviews based on like-to-like styles 
  • Frequently visit the factory and observe end-to-end production processes related to the products
  • Work closely with our local Quality teams on costing-related quality issues
  • Arrange and attend the quarterly vendors review meetings
  • Your ideal background: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Textiles or related fields
  • 7+ years experience in a similar role within merchandising environment
  • Strong knowledge of technical fabrics, garment construction and related machinery.
  • Experience in working directly with vendors in Sri Lanka and ability to drive performance
  • Experience in pre-costing and calculation
  • Fluency in English (with local languages or Mandarin preferred) 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, you possess amazing MS Excel skills! (V Lookup and Pivot Table knowledge essential)
  • Experience working on PLM and PO systems like Flex PLM and Tradestone
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. 

Beyond the Paycheck (Benefits & Perks) 

At lululemon, we care for and invest in the whole person – body, mind, spirit. Our total rewards program is designed to support you in achieving your goals and focus on the things you love. In addition to competitive base pay and a team-based bonus program, we also offer paid time off, generous employee discounts, fitness/yoga classes, parenthood top up program and personal and professional development programs.    

Note: availability of these benefits and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these benefits and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.