Raw Material Technical Developer



Software Engineering, IT
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 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 Raw Material Technical team is based at the Corporate Headquarters in Vancouver, Canada. This team supports the commercialization of the in season printed fabrics and of the garment dyed developments to meet the determined technical quality standards. This team also delivers to the highest level of aesthetic and performance attributes to ensure quality and design/concept intent are achieved to lululemon expectation. We also properly input all the technical and design information in the system as per the design and merch intent.

a day in the life: what you’ll do

- Provide technical direction to the concept/design developers about technical specific limitation
- Facilitate the development workflow from the beginning of the process through the technical developments and to release the seasonal readiness
- Deliver the seasonal input of the developments, in the colouration world, based on the agreed GTM calendar gates
- Collaborate with Raw Materials colouration team to ensure full transparency and awareness of the technical development expectations and risk along multiple track seasonal deadlines
- Achieve optimum development efficiency
- Build strong relationships with the cross functional partners in design, merch and product development to provide clear delivery directions and seasonal readiness expectations
- Understands key business drivers and applies this knowledge to accomplish own work
- Elaborate complex information to others in straightforward manner
- Identify constraints in processes and work collaboratively to create new efficiencies
- Own and complete additional special projects, duties and assignments as needed
- Attend key product meetings to receive needed information to proceed with system input
- Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM and other relevant systems
- Create, update, and ensure accuracy of colour BoMs throughout the season


- Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical Design, Pattern Making, Product Development or relevant experience preferred
- We will consider candidates without a degree if the industry experience demonstrates a strong technical background
- 3-5 years of relevant experience (preferably within Raw Materials, Print Design or Development, Technical Design or Technical Development or Product Development, Product Management, Sourcing departments) in project management, coordination, analyst, strategy, or other related field driven by the technical aspect of the product creation process
- Knowledge of fabrics and print development process and timelines
- Comprehension of end-to-end product lifecycles
- Strong time management skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Able to manage multiple tasks and calendars within tight deadlines
- Detail oriented- works with large amount of detail without losing sight of the big picture
- Strong ability to communicate clearly and objectively
- Strong Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word,) Photoshop as well as Smartsheet, SharePoint, FlexPLM, Adobe Design Illustrator

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

additional notes
Authorization to work in Canada is required for this role

benefits package 

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. In addition to our competitive Total Rewards offering, we also have personal and professional development offerings. Our offerings recognize our teams for their performance and support whole person development, including support for employees on how to grow their career:   

- Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
- Paid time off 
- Savings and retirement plan matching 
- Generous employee discount 
- Fitness & yoga classes 
- Parenthood top-up 
- Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
- People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 

Note: Availability of the incentive programs, 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 incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.