Want to be Lululemon’s next CEO? First you’ll have to figure out the secret of how they get the caramel in the Caramilk bar.
That’s one of many bizarre (and we presume tongue-in-cheek) demands set out for the yoga fashion retailer’s next CEO, in an ad the company posted this week.
“You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh),” the job description reads. “You are passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions, having a vision and being the head boss person.”
Lululemon’s current CEO, Christine Day, surprised the retail world this week with the announcement she’s leaving the company after five-and-a-half years at the helm.
Her departure came some three months after the 15-year-old fashion chain's largest publicity failure, the recall of its signature Luon yoga pants for being “too sheer.”
Though the company denied Day’s move had to do with the recall, it saw its shares plunge more than 17 per cent following the announcement.
But that hasn’t stopped the Vancouver-based retailer from taking a light-hearted tone in its search for a new chief executive.
“You communicate powerfully, often through Sanskrit,” the job posting states in its description of the ideal candidate.
- You are disciplined, focused and can hold headstand for at least 10 minutes
- You’re a long-term thinker. You already have a plan to bring yoga and luon to Mars by 2018
- You break all the rules like getting your OM-on (loudly) whenever the urge arises
- You elevate and cultivate the level of talent within the senior leadership team by holding The Bachelor lululemon. Only one successful SVP will get the final rose
- Not only do you lead the organization to create components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives, you know the secret to how they got the caramel in the Caramilk bar
- You wear The Mansy to lead our company-wide morning chant and kombucha ritual
Check out the whole ad here.
Day’s reasons for leaving remains a mystery. In an email to Fortune, she wrote: "My values include discretion. While I know everyone would like to know 'the reason' [I'm leaving] there are some things that should remain private because the truth is the good things outweighed the bad and by being respectful and grateful one can remember that."
The company is also looking for a senior VP of product operations and a senior VP of logistics.
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