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Oakley - Director- Product (Global Strategy Sun)

Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Brand:  Oakley
Location: 

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 685802 
Position:Full-Time
Shift: 
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information

 

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, 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 other global brands like Ray-Ban 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.

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Global Product Strategy Director is responsible for developing category roadmaps and defining long-term product strategies that drive innovation, brand, and growth. This includes creating line plans that set the direction for new products and manage product lifecycles to ensure cohesive storytelling. Drive alignment of strategies with global cross function partners to ensure success of the category. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a team of strategic line planners, product manager and associate product mangers to maximize the category
    • Define annual Style & SKU budgets and assess sku productivity
    • Develop comprehensive product briefs including product need, target consumer, volume expectations, price, and margin requirements
    • Responsible for category life cycle management
  • Develop the product strategic direction, roadmap, and key product stories
    • Consolidate business, brand, and market needs to define the product roadmap including technology, key stories, style attributes, segmentation, and market opportunity
    • Build consensus with key stakeholders across both organizations on initiatives, strategies, and tactics
    • Develop product competitive analyses via field visits, journals, market feedback and sales data
    • Understand product trends within each market and help align local design and product needs with corporate goals and global needs
    • Drive product innovation and technology roadmap with R&D teams
  • Drive business profitability through an understanding of the key product levers
    • Set product growth, ASP, and margin objectives for the category by brand and channel
    • Determine product pricing based on strategic direction, competitive positioning, and target margins
    • Develop meaningful product forecasts, manage global inventory levels, and reconcile forecasts to overall budget
    • Works with business analytics to create financial models to model growth and growth projections
  • Communicate product stories to cross functional and regional teams
    • Collaborate with marketing team given product input to the marketing assets: athletes, brand story, and technology highlights
    • Present product stories, samples, sales tools and training to key sales teams and accounts
    • Attend sales meetings and trade shows to communicate product stories and consolidate feedback
    • Identify sales tools and training required to communicate and differentiate product stories

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Business Administration, Marketing, or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in Category Management, Product Management, or Product Development
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and a proven ability to drive a product line through a strong growth stage
  • Ability to develop an effective team of product managers
  • Strong leadership skills to be able to create cross-functional partnerships
  • Intimate understanding of the Brand and our core consumer
  • Thorough knowledge of the competitive landscape and the key industry dynamics
  • Effective communicator and presenter with strong leadership skills and experience communicating complex information to multiple individuals/audiences

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial perspective on business
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and a passion for data-driven decisions

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: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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