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Director Optometry External Partnerships

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

Manhattan, NY, US, 10065

Requisition ID: 599455 
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 like 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.

 

Supporting over 4,500 retail stores in North America, a career in our retail headquarters allows us to stay in touch with the end customer and use their ever-changing behaviors and preferences to shape our offerings of the best eyewear and services.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Leads the strategic development of programming and events among optometry and opticianry industry, associations and schools to build the external reputation and recognition of EssilorLuxottica retail brands as the premiere affiliation of choice for optometrists and opticians. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Owns the strategic planning and execution of all programming, events and initiatives designed to elevate retail brands among optometry and opticianry industry, associations and schools
  • Key point of contact with counterparts on EssilorLuxottica wholesale teams to ensure a coordinated and elevated presence
  • Partners with EyeCare leadership and retail brands to ensure plans deliver on business and brand objectives.
  • Partners with EyeCare talent acquisition and marketing to communicate programs and content deployment across channels (digital, print, video, events) to connect and engage the external eye doctor and optician community. Coauthor and support communication strategies and plans to inspire and engage a prospective OD and Optician audience
  • Primary point of contact and representative for all optometry and opticianry industry, association and school partners and leaders. Proactively builds positive, mutually beneficial relationships
  • Leads meetings and negotiates sponsorships with industry, association and school leaders to determine opportunities and positioning to build Doctor and Licensed Optician employer brand
  • Manages and oversees team delivery of elevated and differentiated execution of event programming and logistics
  • Develops measurement plans and presents results to brand partners and Sr. leadership. Uncovers key learning and insights to continually improve
  • Spearheads new and unique formats, channels and tactics to elevate retail brands as the premiere employer of choice
  • Leads direct report(s)
  • Creates presentation, script and speechwriting material as needed or works with internal partners or agencies to develop
  • 30% travel or more as determined by leader

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
  • 10+ years communications, public relations or event leadership in an agency or corporate environment
  • Progressive experience leading and executing strategic event programming and/or external relations
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing, verbal, listening and presentation skills and ability to capture and convey a brand identity to diverse audiences, across a range of communication platforms
  • Proven ability to plan, develop and deliver content and events via integrated channels and programs, including online/intranet, multimedia, graphic design, video, events, etc.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including proficiency of media and monitoring databases and platforms
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative, positive-minded individual; team-oriented approach with ability to effectively manage up, down and across peers
  • Ability to coach and lead others through proper execution of communication initiatives and deadlines
  • Ability to travel at least 30% as determined by leader

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree
  • Prior leadership or management experience of direct report(s)
  • Experience in eye care industry or healthcare

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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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