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Raw Material Developer - seamless, knits & sweaters At lululemon athletica


Vancouver, Bc

Job Description

Raw Material Developer – seamless, knits & sweaters

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel 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

A fast-paced, cross functional team who are responsible for the development of innovative knit structures and textiles on seamless, circular, warp, weft and flat knitting machines to on-time and 100% ready for commercialization.

A day in the life:

Manage multiple product track development projects at various stages through design, development and start of production

  • With global design briefs and roadmaps, develop new knit fabrics and yarns for a variety of applications from seamless to engineered materials for different product classes
  • Interact on a daily basis with suppliers and vendors to problem solve all issues related to raw material development
  • Responsible for creating a cohesive aesthetic expression in a material technology or across a group of materials
  • Execute consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication, and adherence to standards
  • Critique, adjust and evaluate design concepts from a fabric performance, manufacturing, and functional perspective, extend expertise to problem solve


  • Bachelor's degree in Textiles/Apparel and a minimum of 3 years' textile industry experience
  • Collaborative team player, knowledge of x-functional team accountabilities and requirements preferred, including design, materials, sourcing, merchandising and quality assurance
  • Advanced technical materials and textile knowledge, including fibers, yarns, knit and woven fabrications, textile manufacturing, dyeing, finishing and the ability to partner with a materials vendor to develop a material from inception to actual production
  • Computer skills (Excel, Adobe Illustrator, PLM software, Microsoft office applications and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of product creation calendar timeline and able to work against deadlines for multiple overlapping seasons

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.

Job: Product Development
Organization: Store Support Center
Schedule:: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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