fresh face friday – meet jen

Have you ever rocked into your neighbourhood lululemon and been devastated to find out that the last Senorita Pink Ta Ta Tamer just strolled out the door? As a member of the Merchandise Planning team, Jen is here to prevent future sell-out despair. Fresh to Vancouver from Portland, Oregon, she is ready to dig into lululemon and help plan when and where all of our amazing product will hit the floor.

Meet Jen, from Merchandise Planning!

what are you most passionate about?

Absolutely without a doubt I am most passionate about my husband. He is my favourite person! We have a blast playing and travelling together. We are also very real; we talk it out when we have to. I have so much passion in making our relationship the best that it can be. I am also very passionate about reminding the people in my life just how awesome they are.

Jen and her husband in Egypt, touring the pyramids of Giza.

what is the scariest thing you've ever done? Are you glad you did it?

Jumping out of an airplane was the scariest thing I have ever done. I was absolutely terrified during our ascent in the plane. I couldn't speak. And I’m fairly certain that I screamed for the entire freefall. Oh yes, I am glad I did it. Oh no, I will never do it again.

what is your favorite way to sweat?

I am a big fan of sweating. The sweatiest I have ever been is during a hot sweaty Bikram yoga class. I L-O-V-E yoga. Currently I am drawn to the very deep and restorative types of yoga. But I go through phases where I am all about the muscle-y power yoga or the hot-hot-hot yoga. I also love the feeling of a run in the sunshine, and I absolutely dig surfing, scuba diving, backpacking & snowboarding.

Jen finishing the famous Oregon Hood to Coast, 180 mile (290k), 12 person team relay.

what is the best place you've travelled to (or the place you'd love to go to)?

It is so incredibly difficult to choose one place, but I have to say the island of Bonaire. My experience snorkeling and diving around that island was so dreamy, the memories are so vivid. And there is a sea turtle swimming those waters right now that still holds a very special place in my heart. Runners up are Thailand, Sydney, Australia, and my oh-so-dreamy honeymoon in Belize. Next on the list is somewhere in the Pacific Islands.

Jen snorkeling on the Island of Bonaire, 80km of the coast of Venezuela.

coolest thing about being a merchandise planner?

The coolest thing about merchandise planning is that we really dig into the biz. We know how the business did last year. We know what our targets are as a company for the future. And we know how we are tracking to those targets. We are always waist-deep in what is working and what is not. It’s cool to know all that stuff and apply our learnings to the future. Plus, partnering with the merchants we are always close to the product, which of course we are all wild and crazy about.

Attention all passionate, fun, energetic, constantly aspiring embodiments of greatness: you could be the next Jen. If you think you have some greatness to bring to the Merchandise Planning team, check out the lululemon careers page.

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xoxoxxo -L

Comment by laura — May 28, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

I am SO glad you have a team working on merchandising and trying to make sure the sell-out drama doesn’t happen. I hate when I can’t get things that i specifically saved money for.

And! Jen, you seem pretty amazing.

Comment by Kim — May 28, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

You seem like an amazing woman!


Comment by Leona — May 28, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

Great blog!

Comment by Gillian — May 29, 2010 @ 8:01 am

There’s something about the lululemon brand that I love – people like Jen !!

Comment by David Harker — May 29, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

JEN DANGER! :) So glad to see a familiar face on this blog, we love you and miss you!!!

Comment by hollee* — May 31, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

To any who would question it: Jen IS an amazing woman! I miss you sooooo much and glad you are loving your new job at l.l. :)

Comment by Ivy — June 1, 2010 @ 9:27 am

Yes, my Jennifer is amazing. her soulmate Bryan keeps her safe for me too. LUV EM!

Comment by MOM in Portland — June 7, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

Problems with insufficient product in popular sizes has not been resolved.
A ta ta tamer bra in 36B cannot be found anywhere in the real world or cyberspace. Same problem jackets in size 8. Market flooded with 6′s nut no 8′s. Clearly Lulu does not plan for demographics or they think all their clients are built like Barbie dolls!

Comment by Jean — April 15, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

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