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Buyer, Manufacturing

Date:  Jan 15, 2022
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US, 75234

Requisition ID: 485944 
Position:Full-Time
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information

 

Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands; Ray-ban, Oakley and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; Lenscrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.

To support our global business, Luxottica operates multiple manufacturing and logistics facilities across North America to support our retail stores and wholesale customers.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Assistant Buyer provides transactional procurement support in the assigned commodity area. Provides transactional procurement support for purchases and planned spending across Luxottica North America. Partners with Buyers to support the attainment of objectives in quality, delivery, service and cost for products and services through the execution of commodity/category strategies.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for an assigned category or commodity requiring application of basic purchasing principles, theories and concepts.
  • Generates cost savings and/or sourcing process improvements.
  • Participates in obtaining high quality low cost services through competitive bidding and negotiations.
  • Creates written recommendations to internal clients.
  • Partners with Buyer to support the process of Requests for Proposals (RFP) Requests for Information (RFI) or Quote (RFQ).
  • Participates in generating recommendations based on Total Cost of Ownership comparisons.
  • Participate in sourcing new and alternate suppliers as required by projects and commodities.
  • Ensures timely acquisitions of product or service requirements from known sources of supply.
  • Monitors and reports on activities associated within assigned commodity/category.
  • Utilize least total cost analysis techniques and other standard purchasing tools in supplier selection.
  • Collaborates with internal clients and/or end users to develop product/service requirements and performance factors.
  • Identifies opportunities for national/global leverage of volumes and purchasing power, as needed.
  • Coordinates/negotiates with suppliers, Legal and internal management to develop agreements in accordance with Luxottica’s contract review and signature authority policy.
  • Documents savings per department Cost Savings Report.
  • Participates in supplier performance evaluations and corrective action initiatives.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams related to assigned commodities.
  • Participates in projects related to improvement of department processes and/or systems.
  • Audit vendor invoices for accuracy and monitor and report internal contract compliance
  • Monitors and tracks quarterly goals and objectives.
  • Responds to caller/email inquiries quickly, completely, and professionally.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years relevant business experience
  • Knowledge of:
    • Standard purchasing practice and procedures
    • Contractual relationships
    • Business principles
    • Cross Functional Team Leadership
  • Effective communication written and oral
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Strong problem solving and creative thinking

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Negotiation skills
  • Analytical – ability to perform complex financial and data analysis (P&L & KPI's)
  • Commodity Planning/Project Management
  • Sourcing/Competitive Bidding

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 (be sure to provide your name and contact information so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Procurement, Fashion Buyer, Supply, Buyer, Operations, Fashion

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