Senior Merchandiser, Production, Cambodia
Posted on Friday, June 16, 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.
A day in the life:
- Report to and support the Production Manager to manage production from BUY confirmation to shipment
- Manage the BUY to negotiate the best delivery with vendors; analyse the capacity and capability of vendors to make sure they can deliver the right product on time
- Take the lead in resolving any potential and current issues with a cross-functional team to minimise the impact and manage on-time delivery
- Manage production process, which includes WIP, PO management, and WWMT
- Proceed with time and action validation and manage liability management
- Prepare the past due date and delay reason code report
- Work closely with our local and global Quality teams to ensure that our social compliance and quality standards are adhered to and goals are met, and communicate delivery statuses and issues to appropriate SSC counterparts in a timely and concise manner
- Manage the shipment booking and shipping process with vendors
- Train the vendors on lululemon production and logistics policies, processes and IT systems; roll out new processes and systems to assigned vendors as needed
- Visit factories for production tracking, validate production planning, output & efficiency
- Connect back to Merchandising team to match up data on the cost sheet with efficiency and capacity 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 a production environment; strong knowledge of technical fabrics, garment construction and related machinery.
- Experience in working directly with vendors in Cambodia, and the ability to drive performance
- Able to analyse workflow and can access bottlenecks;
- Fluent in English; 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
- 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.