Senior Product Developer (12 month contract)



Software Engineering, Product
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Senior Product Developer, Women's

Who we are:

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel and accessories company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

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 Senior Product Developer of Men’s Performance is responsible to drive the commercialization of best-in-class product in partnership with creative and strategic counterparts, balancing function, time, cost, and quality while delivering design intent. Reference product road maps, industry standards and drive team project management expertise to deliver premium, functional, and innovative product fit for production.

• Complete and manage style BOM initiation for mid to high complexity styles from concept through to production readiness
• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM and other relevant systems
• Organize daily workflow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines
• Collaborate with internal and external resources (Labs, vendor co-creation) to solve innovation opportunities both during and outside of key calendar milestones
• Mentor and train team on daily activity execution
• Enable communication and influence cross-functional partners for issue resolution at all levels

• Educate and encourage business-oriented perspectives focused on big picture priorities
• Gain support and enrollment of the intended audience, peers, and stakeholders through both verbal and visual communication and education
• Understands the positions of others and builds commitment to the recommended course of action
• Track and conduct risk assessments and identify High Attention Styles (HAS) based on vendor, style, and materials
• Present and advice on style development status at key product meetings
• Generates new and feasible ways of working
• Partner with cross-functional peers to optimize product through guest insights
• Proactive to initiate research and development by looking to competitive landscape through market research, trend analysis and vendor showrooms

• Build relationships with key vendors to ensure that standardized ways of working and communication are clear and delivered


• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience; focused training in Technical Design, Product Management, Product Development or relevant experience preferred
• 8+ years minimum industry experience (preferably within the Product Development, Product Management or Sourcing departments) and 3-5 years of Outerwear or tailoring categories preferred
• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Proficiency with Flex PLM or similar PLM software is recommended

Must haves:

• Familiarity or proficiency with Gerber Pattern Making and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) is an asset
• Strong applied comprehension of end-to-end product life cycle
• Attention to detail, initiative, organization, strong verbal, and written communication skills
• Manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

• Practiced in the art of mentoring and training others
• Engage and enroll cross-functional peers and leadership at product presentations
• Self-motivated, strong sense of urgency, and a collaborative mindset
• Thrive in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment
• Excellent time management and proactive problem-solving skills
• Curiosity for change and learning, capable of managing ambiguity
• Ability to lift 10kg as needed

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $113,700- 149,200 CAD annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program, subject to program eligibility requirements.   
At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:
  • 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: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks 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.

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as Hybrid under our SSC Workplace Policy:  


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week. 

Authorization to work in Canada is required for this role.