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Senior Production Planner Buyer

Date:  Apr 3, 2021
Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 319763 
Store #O00132 Purchasing Planning - 1ICON FHR 
Total Rewards: Benefits/Incentive Information


Oakley.  Designed to push the boundaries of performance.  From advanced eyewear technology to apparel innovation, Oakley sets itself apart from the rest. Backed by the power of Luxottica, our athletes and customers expect the best in sports performance and Oakley employees help to fuel this drive


The Sr. Production Planner Buyer is responsible for planning and executing the department’s plan for product introductions in Manufacturing. This position interacts with internal partners including marketing, engineering and manufacturing to understand material and demand requirements.



  • Proactively analyze, plan and execute all the material requirements for various eyewear categories, including active eyewear
  • Relied on to maintain awareness of opportunities for improved supplier options
  • Recommend potential internal process improvements and best practices
  • Through establishment of close internal partnerships with cross-functional groups, ensure foreseeable adjustments and/or additions to plans are incorporated into overall departmental plan
  • Responsible for building and fostering supplier relationships to ensure that completion deadlines are met per the master sales forecasts or customer orders
  • Using data and systems, manage inventory levels to maximize manufacturing production plans
  • Review and coordinate MRP suggestions to support MPS time line
  • Partner with Planner Buyer(s) to create purchase orders to support MPS requirements and production goals
  • Responsible for expediting highly critical supplier orders that can have a significant delay and/or financial loss to the business as a result of unforeseen conditions
  • Develop and maintain strong partnership with local and overseas suppliers to ensure the best value, highest quality and timely delivery for optimal inventory levels in support of production plans
  • Using available data, prepare procurement reports for Management team
  • Lead and/or participate in lean activities (Consignment Inventory, Kanban Inventory)
  • Partner with NPI team to support/lead Table of 4 project initiatives
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Procurement, Business or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in Production purchasing and/or planning and MRP in a manufacturing environment;
  • Experience in procurement and managing strategic purchases with proven record of improvement
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Experience with SAP MM, PP and BW
  • Factual and data driven decision maker with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software applications such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word



  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering or related field
  • APICS CPIM and/or CPM certification
  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma certification

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 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option 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

Job Segment: Procurement, Merchandising, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Garment, Operations, Retail, Management, Fashion

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