Innovation Project Manager (Vancouver, CA)



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 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 Product Innovation team shapes, surprises and engineers delight into the future guest experience through advanced innovation principles. We go beyond classic research and development methodologies into the realm of possibility for both body and mind within all of the places that our guests & lululemon choose to play together.

We need you to connect the pieces within the innovation team, those who are bringing to life the capabilities of our state of the art Workshop facility through utilization of our unique research, design and technology insights, and combine that magic with the partnering puzzle pieces of our strategy, business, supply chain, and guest experience; managing the process from user needs to first concept through to embodiment prototype.

A day in the life:

  • You are responsible for the operations & management of lululemon’s future innovative concepts, supporting in bringing new-to-the-world solutions to life

  • You support in driving our unique points of view to effectively show up through innovative solutions, ensuring the right balance is held Research, Insights, Product Creation & Advanced Materials teams

  • You manage the process of getting from an idea to a tangible product solution, acting as the connective tissue across the Research, Insights, Product Creation & Advanced Materials teams

  • You support the process through the ideation, insights gathering, research, prototyping and concept creation phase, smoothing out the bumps, holding to timelines, and driving toward meaningful product solutions

  • You are the key partner in our vendor relationships, initiating the communication and manageing the partnership along the journey

  • You are responsible for initiating & maintaining collaborative x-functional partnerships across the business to bring innovative product concepts toward commercialization, including partners directly responsible for Product Creation as well as supporting teams like Product Education & Retail

  • You are accountable to creating, maintaining, and communicating out roadmaps across all projects within scope, as well as tracking and supporting in evaluating those projects

  • You ensure our external resources are successfully maintained, including budgets, NDAs and overseeing our intellectual property

  • The accountabilities of your team include detailed project mapping inclusive of timelines, tracking, communication, status updates, project awareness


  • You’ve got a strategic, operational & innovative mind; you know how to shift between thinking big & futuristic as well as obsess the details to get the work across the line

  • You understand how to manage innovation and all the complexities that come with it including the capabilities to map out a successful process, timeline & roadmap to best suit the uniqueness required

  • You have deep, tenured experience in Product Management, Merchandising, or similar relevant experience

  • You’re a proven strategic thinker able to navigate and support the creation of commercially viable propositions and all the surrounding requirement and content that accompany

  • You have an informed point of view and are an expert on the existing market, future macro / meso / micro trends, an deep understanding of technology, research, insights & product

  • You know the best medium to share your ideas and can navigate and create across Adobe Creative Suite, Powerpoint, Smartsheets, and are generally literate in common digital software

  • Your starting place is to create in a team setting; others gravitate to you and you have the know-how to assemble the right people for the task

must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results.
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same.
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.