Assistant Product Developer



Software Engineering, Product
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 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
From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development is the front-line regarding
communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product,
and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development is a truly cross
functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Global Fit, Technical Development,
Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials, and Go to Market operations to deliver a
commercially ready product to our buying teams.
They are strong communicators who value and develop their cross functional relationships. This is a team of
high performers who are constantly striving to develop personally and professionally, practicing open feedback
in a trusting space. This team knows how to bring fun into their everyday, prioritising team connection and
enjoying creative sessions together.

A day in the life

The Assistant Product Developer supports the Product Development organization, under the mentorship &
partnership of more senior Developers, to drive the commercialization of best-in-class product in partnership.
• Responsible for sample management, style number, & colorway creation
• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM and other relevant systems
• Support daily workflow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines
• Set up and oversee the style or group of carryover styles through to production readiness
• Complete and manage identified style BOM initiation, fabric, trims, and technical components
• Assist in the preparation of fittings and presentations as required
• Facilitate the organization of samples for the product development team as required
• Take clear and concise notes for key meetings and communicate to relevant internal team members as
needed • Facilitate the ordering of wear testing samples with vendors and cross functional partners
• Takes a proactive approach to advancing technical and product management knowledge through mentorship
and training from senior technical and senior product development team members


• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical
Design, Product Management, Product Development or relevant experience preferred
• 0 - 2 years professional experience in relevant industry an asset
• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Understanding of Flex PLM or similar PLM software is an asset
July 2022

Must haves

• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal & written communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
• Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, and a collaborative mindset
• Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment
• Excellent time management and proactive problem-solving skills
• Curiosity for change & learning, capable of managing ambiguity
• Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset
• Ability to lift 10kg as needed
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.