Lululemon posts clever job ad to find new CEO

Can you hold a handstand for 10 minutes? Did you vote for Pedro? Do you have Bill Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres on speed dial? Then this could be the job for you.

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First, there was the whole pants-are-too-sheer issue back in March, followed by some textbook PR crisis management.

Now, the company’s CEO, Christine Day, has decided to step down (it has nothing to do with the sheer pants issue). But instead of making it boo-hoo news and bemoaning the loss of its leader (who has served as chief executive since December 2010), Lululemon has gone on the positive-PR offensive.

Its tactic? A cleverly written and funny job posting for CEO. The ad starts with the description:

“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.”

It also lists qualifications such as:

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