Location Vancouver
Job-type Permanent
Salary CAD$149800-196700 + Benefits, Bonus, LTIP
Reference 23079

Are you a responsible supply chain leader who would like to drive supplier-facing environmental programs at a high-growth, well-known apparel brand?

Acre is proud to be partnering with lululemon to help them identify their Director of Responsible Supply Chain, Environment. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Responsible Supply Chain, and with oversight over energy, water, chemistry, and more at the supplier level, this exciting role will have a global impact. See below for the job description and directions to apply.

who is lululemon

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs their overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. lululemon is proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. lululemon owes their success to their innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to their people, and the incredible connections they make in every community they're in.

about this team

This role is part of the enterprise-wide sustainability team, shaping the future of impact within lululemon's brand and business. This work doesn't just live in one function; social and environmental impact at lululemon is integrated in everything they do. The team leads and integrates our vision and initiatives across the company to create value for the brand, the collective (guests, employees, makers, ambassadors), and society. As part of the broader Responsible Supply Chain team, Director - Responsible Supply Chain, Environment, you will lead the supplier-facing environmental programs and team.

a day in the life: what you'll do

  • Develop the strategy and direct the implementation of lululemon's supplier-facing environmental program

  • Provide insight and inform our water, energy and chemical goals, and innovating the approach to shared environmental goals across the supply chain.

  • Participate in industry forums and collaborate with other brands to drive industry toward ambitious environmental goals

  • Develop relationships with suppliers and the lululemon liaison office teams to align environmental goals and monitor progress across the supply chain

  • Connect and align with cross-functional partners across regional offices and store support centres

  • Manage and develop a team to build and implement programs using a data-driven approach.


  • Bachelor's degree with study in product development, business, environmental science, chemistry or engineering.

  • 15+ years experience working in manufacturing, product development, or sustainability-focused roles. Apparel, footwear and/or accessories manufacturing experience a plus

  • 5+ years experience implementing environmental or product sustainability programs related to water, wastewater, energy, and/or chemicals.

  • Proven ability to excel in a highly collaborative environment, with a passion for cross-functional engagement, enrollment and alignment

  • Clear communication skills and ability to build relationships with external groups in the supply chain and across the industry

  • Experience building and/or managing a team

  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple priorities, work in a high-pressure environment and manage high-profile projects under tight timelines

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.

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

compensation and benefits package:

lululemon's compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $149,800 CAD - $196,700 CAD annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program and equity offerings, subject to program eligibility requirements.

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:

  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans

  • Paid time off

  • Savings and retirement plan matching

  • Generous employee discount

  • Fitness & yoga classes

  • Parenthood top-up

  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings

  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few)

Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.

If you are interested, please apply directly, or contact Richard Kent at richard.kent@acre.com for more information.