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Head of Operations, Product

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
As the Head of Operations, Product you are part of shaping and driving strategy for the Product Division.  You bring best practices and new perspectives to creating, maintaining and improving our infrastructure and processes.  Skilled at developing relationships and working cross-functionally, you ensure the successful execution of seasonal and annual objectives.
As an integral member of the Production Operations team, you will make an impact at Aritzia by: 
  • Building outstanding partnerships at all levels throughout the organization to truly understand business needs
  • Using management strategies (project, change, system), analytical abilities and business knowledge to develop and design systems and tools that support Artizia’s rapid pace business growth
  • Driving, managing and reporting on the portfolio of initiatives that come out of Corporate Planning
  • Building divisional operational infrastructure where it does not exist and identify continuous areas for improvement
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
As a seasoned professional in your craft, you use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful.  In addition, you have:
  • A degree in Business, Economics, Arts, Information Systems or equivalent (MBA is highly regarded)
  • Experience in apparel production, PLM, merchandising, inventory management and / or planning
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with peers and at the executive level
  • Management experience and well-developed leadership skills
  • Proven negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • A well-developed understanding of technology, and how it can improve efficiencies in process and enable businesses to function more effectively
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement              We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education                    To ensure you are the best at what you do
  • Compensation             Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection                  Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal

About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.

Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.

Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.

Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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