lululemon athletica Colourist Full Time in Vancouver, BC

lululemon athletica

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Vancouver, BC

Strong understanding of design, development, and merchandising process from inception through production. Works with design and development to effectively solve…

lululemon athletica

Founded in 1998 in beautiful Vancouver, BC, lululemon athletica creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives.

job summary

The Colourist executes the Seasonal Colour Palette Development Process in collaboration with Raw Material Developers, Graphic and Product Design, Quality, and Production team, while reporting into the Raw Materials Development Department. They work with Designers and Development to proactively manage the selection of seasonal colors relative to line consistency, colour integrity and number of color standards in the line.

core accountabilities

Creates colour standards by working with Vision POD to execute their inspiration and meet our performance standards

Executes lab dip requests through collaboration with internal and external partners

Reviews and Approves/Rejects lab dips for quality and visual consistency both qualitative and quantitative , using spectral data and visual assessment in a light box based on defined performance criteria for end use.

Track and Monitor total requests by business and by month to assure Calendar timelines are met and BUY READY can be executed without delay

Provides end of season metrics on level of activity and adoption rate

Measure and track supplier performance in terms of colour matching, submit turn time & approve rounds, colour quality and communication

Travels Internationally 1-4 times a year for onsite color review

Provides expertise for designers on capabilities of colours and the ability to meet our colourfastness

Works with design and development to effectively solve and communicate any development issues

required skills, experience and academic/educational requirements

3-5 years previous experience working as a colorist for an apparel brand or textile mill, preferable a sport performance or fashion brand

Must pass Munsell 100 Colour Test and have a trained color eye

Knowledge of Dye formulas and dyeing techniques, spectral data, performance testing

Strong knowledge of fabric construction / finishing properties and how that can affect color.

Strong understanding of design, development, and merchandising process from inception through production.

Ability to work well under pressure and achieve deadlines.

Proactive, problem solving and results oriented.

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication

working conditions

Able to travel extensively both domestically and internationally utilizing various transportation methods. (travel up to 20%)

May have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time (approx 20lbs.)

Will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers

Mandatory attendance at Cross Functional Meetings, ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines on an ongoing basis

our “must haves”

Proven work ethic with utmost integrity

Desire to excel and succeed

Actively live and breathe the lululemon culture and lifestyle

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

Entrepreneurial spirit and an egoless nature

Self motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable

Outgoing, energetic, upbeat and fun!

Proven Collaborator with clear communication skills



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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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