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Lululemon posts quirky job ad for next CEO

06/14/2013 01:29 EDT | Updated 08/14/2013 05:12 EDT
Less than a week after the sudden departure of its CEO, Lululemon raised eyebrows with a quirky job posting on its website seeking applicants for a new 'head boss person' on Friday.

"CEO WANTED, CLICK HERE TO APPLY," was printed in block lettering all over the Vancouver-based yoga chain's website on Friday.

On Monday, Lululemon CEO Christine Day shocked investors in the company by announcing she would be stepping down after five years with the company. The company said at the time that a search for a replacement was already underway, and the job ad posted Friday provides a hint that the top job at the $7-billion lifestyle retailer demands a certain amount of whimsy.

Describing the office of CEO, the posting reads: "You report to no one, you are the CEO (duh). You are passionate about doing chief executive officer type stuff like making decisions, having a vision and being the head boss person."

According to the posting, the successful candidate should possess the following qualities:

- You communicate powerfully, often through Sanskrit.

- 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.

The company did not note how much the job paid, but outgoing CEO Day was paid $4,280,429 last year.

A spokesperson for the company told CBC News that the posting was designed to draw attention.

"We’ve always been a fun and irreverent brand and love that our stores and social media teams are not afraid to spark a conversation in our communities," the spokesperson said.

The stock lost a little ground on the TSX on Friday, hovering around $67 a share. That's well off the $84 level the shares were at this time last week, before Day announced plans to leave the company.

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