ECOM Buyer

Location: China Mainland

State/Province/City: Shanghai

City: Shanghai

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements

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

Reporting to the Digital Buying Manager, our Buyer is responsible for the assortment, execution, and depth of the buy of their specific product category specifically for all digital channels. The Buyer is responsible for strategic assortment planning, determining locally relevant assortments and being a competitive market expert for their particular region. This person will lead effective partnerships with Planning, Digital, Brand and Community to deliver “right product, right platform, right time.” The Buyer is responsible for the development of other members of the regional buying team and creating strong relationships with our North American and Global counterparts.

A day in the life:

  •   You contribute to the financial success of the region by meeting and exceeding sales, gross margin and inventory productivity goals through all digital channels (own + 3rd party channels) through the effective partnership with Planning and Digital teams
·      You are a “market expert” in your product category and region for digital channels and can effectively communicate key data points, including merchandising strategies, athletic and fashion trends, pricing and competition that inform the global product strategy
·       Using the preliminary Global Assortment, create a compelling, locally relevant product assortment for the region’s digital channels
·       You proactively gather, analyse and drive insight from local market knowledge and competitive landscape with the focus of digital channels

·       You lead the quarterly product reviews (“meltdown”) for your product category, delivering on timelymeasureable, and actionable feedback

·       You act as the primary point of contact for product feedback from your region’s product category

·       You formulate and define local pricing strategies

·       You lead the in-season management of your product category, through sales analysis, flow management, product education, chase, cancellations, markdowns and exit

·       You train, support and develop our Assistant Buyers.

Qualifications:

·       5-8 years’ experience in retail in a merchant or buying role

·       Bachelor’s degree qualified (Business, commerce preferred)

·       Vertical retail and omni channel experience highly desirable

·       Digital / Ecommerce buying experience is a plus

·       Mastery of retail mathematics and Open to Buy

·       Strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments

·       Proven ability to work with and lead a cross functional team

·       Excellent sense of style and color trends; athletically minded

·       Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, written and verbal

·       Entrepreneurship – an ability to make decisions and take calculated risks

·       Focus on creating an extraordinary guest experience, organizational and time management skills

·       Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

·       Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement (goal –oriented)

·       Willingness to travel and work on the retail floor

Must haves:

·       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.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. lululemon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that lululemon equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.