lululemon athletica Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC lululemon athletica creates components to live longer, healthier more fun lives.
Raw Materials Development Team The Senior Fabric Developer is a subject matter expert who drives seasonal and long range developments cross functionally.
They are a leader of self. They mentor technical skills on the POD team. They lead from a place of inquiry and apply reason and critical thinking to analyse and improve process and product offerings A day in the life of a Senior Fabric Developer
A senior developer will be POD / multiple POD focused providing technical expertise in inducting existing technologies to deliver specific solves requested by the POD.
To build a strong relationship with our Asia based vendors, understanding their technical capabilities, defining who are the best partners
To follow closely with SSC (Store Support Center) fabric development team the core / strategic fabrics development with our Asia based vendors
To create a bridge, a connection between production team LLO and fabric development team in SSC.
To be an SSC ambassador for Asia based suppliers and vendor
To drive self development and provide education to the team to ensure that fabric technical skills are developed and optimized while ensuring alignment to SSC fabric quality manual.
To be a stand for quality in their day to day activity
To maintain current knowledge on Asia based vendors and industry developments to deliver fabric technical innovation opportunities to set Lululemon apart from its competitors
To actively attend technical Asia based trade shows, build rapport and relationship with industry experts and seek knowledge applicable to our industry to elevate the Fabric team
Work as a team by enrolling SSC fabric developers and SSC product developers to create awareness on fabric construction, innovation and on the technical capability of vendors to deliver the products required
The finer print
University / College Degree required in textiles science. We will consider candidates without a degree if the Industry experience demonstrates a strong technical background in Raw Materials
10+ years of textile industry experience and a working knowledge of the industry.
Experience traveling and working with suppliers inside Asia
Strong knowledge of development techniques,(process / equipment etc.) for fabrics and the fabric development process and timelines.
Strong technical knowledge gained in manufacturing environment covering all areas of textiles from fibres, yarn, material construction, finishes and printing.
Strong knowledge of industry testing standards / test reports.
Strong knowledge of cross-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance and calendar.
Accustomed to working in a fast paced environment with a dynamic work flow