VP, Business Planning & Operations, China

Location: China Mainland

State/Province/City: Shanghai

City: Shanghai

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements


lululemon’s purpose - we elevate human potential by helping people feel their best - is as dynamic as the company’s history and current momentum.

From our roots in Vancouver, Canada, lululemon has growth across the globe and through new channels to serve guests worldwide. Today, lululemon is a publicly traded (LULU) $8.1B global business with more than 30,000+ employees and over 670+ stores across four continents and 25 regions. lululemon’s products include Performance Apparel for women and men (pants, shorts, tops, jackets) for healthy activities such as yoga, running, training, and most other activities, On the Move Apparel (OTM) for women and men (RTW tops, bottoms, outerwear, knits and wovens), Accessories (bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats/equipment, and water bottles), and most recently, footwear.


Strategy and Enterprise Planning

• Coordinate and prioritize the regional strategy, operational roadmap and decision making in partnership with China GM & Leadership Team, Enterprise Strategy, and lululemon Enterprise Office (LEO)

• Oversee the development of OKRs for China Leadership Team and subsequent cascade to China teams; monitor and track against progress throughout year

• Coordinate the in-region Enterprise Planning process and submissions (e.g. facilitating investment and resourcing decisions) for China, as defined and in partnership with LEO; develop governance and subsequently manage those programs (in alignment with Enterprise direction)

• Manage and coordinate in-year enterprise and in-region rhythm of business forums, e.g. monthly & quarterly business results, China Leadership Team sessions, ensuring alignment with enterprise cycle; lead the development of Board of Directors & Senior Leadership Team materials for China

Transformation and Program Management

• Oversee portfolio of all Global and Region-specific strategic programs and initiatives for China, working with key functional stakeholders across the business to drive coordination, integration, and successful implementation of complex, strategic programs and transformation initiatives, in partnership with LEO and Global functions

• Identify and lead programs to mature strategic capabilities for China business, ensuring alignment and integration with Global efforts Process Management

• Lead cross-functional in-region processes (Go-To-Market (GTM), S&OP, and in-season processes) and milestones with Global/Regional partners, aligned against the Global process and translating it for successful adoption and implementation in China

• Work cross-functionally to collate operational risks in-region; report to Global stakeholders via China OpCo forum when needed

Data, Analytics, and Insights

• Establish a data, insights & analytics capability and develop governance and reporting

• Leverage China data and Global data to provide strategic insights to enable decision making and inform business rationale

• Formalize feedback and requirements loop with Technology to ensure continuous data improvements