Global Trade Compliance Specialist (Hybrid) at lululemon



Company: lululemon
Role: Global Trade Compliance Specialist
Location: Canada
State/Province/City: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)
Time Type: Full-time


who we are

lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we’re in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

about this team

The Global Trade Compliance team is an integral part of lululemon’s supply chain and is responsible for supporting import/export operations throughout our global network. The team contributes to lululemon’s success by ensuring efficient and on-time customs clearance of lululemon products, while leveraging duty optimization strategies and ensuring compliance with international trade laws and regulations. The Global Trade Compliance Specialist, is a key role that will support the team with important trade compliance and optimization functions related to tariff classification, trade agreements, country of origin, and valuation.

a day in the life

This role will support the Global Trade Compliance team in ensuring that the requirements and business processes associated with cross-border movements function smoothly, while ensuring that risks and opportunities are identified and managed efficiently. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the day-to-day global trade activities of the organization
  • Support the team with researching and providing guidance on HTS classification, country of origin, valuation, and other critical import trade compliance functions.
  • Contribute to, and support trade compliance projects and initiatives
  • Engaging with internal logistics teams, customs brokers, and 3PL vendors.
  • Research, measure and analyze process improvement opportunities


  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience dealing with trade and customs matters with a concentration in tariff classification
  • Prior experience in apparel/textiles within retail organization or brokerage/consulting firm would be an asset
  • Strong analytical/investigative skills and a proven work ethic with a desire to do more than is expected
  • Strong project management skills
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel to analyze and manipulate large and complex data sets
  • Previous experience using a Global Trade Management Platform (GTMP)
  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and/or Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS) and/or Licensed Customs Broker an asset

must haves

  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results.
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same.
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.

Additional Notes

Authorization to work in Canada is required for this role.

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 $66,000- 86,600annually; 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, 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.

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as [Hybrid] under our SSC Workplace Policy:


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.

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