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Manager - Product (Strategy)

Date:  Jan 7, 2022
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 534865 
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 

The Manager of Product Strategy is responsible for the creation of branded/private label (PL) eyewear products both sunglasses and prescription glasses. Collaborates with local and global development, design, sourcing and technical teams to bring to market products that are in accordance with collection and Luxottica standards.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with licensor and internal cross-functional teams to ensure development of products that meets the business strategy and fashion direction of the branded collection.
  • Responsible for analyzing business and product trends while simultantisly collecting market feedback on branded product and incorporates learnings into future collections.
  • Serves as the expert on aesthetic aspects of product development which inclues interpretation of 2D/3D drawings, optical knowledge, understanding of frame construction and basic lens technology.
  • Works closely with design, product development, sourcing, technical and production teams in to manage the industrialization/commercialization of models to bring to market. This includes daily communications with factories on product aesthetics and techniques to ensure industrialized models meet collection approved standards.
  • Manages development timelines to ensure all steps in development are completed to meet the global market requirement.
  • Manages product and technique development to ensure market competitiveness, support collection requirements and achieve margin goals.
  • Leads specific innovation and technique research projects to present to the Director of Product Strategy and License, Product Development and Design teams. This includes research with factories in both Italy and China on new concepts/techniques leading to creation of presentations for meetings.
  • Promotes department process improvements ensuring alignment with global processes and strategies.
  • Manages and maintains accuracy of data in multiple development systems.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Fashion Merchandising, Retail Management or Business Administration
  • 5+ years’ experience in product development, merchandising or retail buying
  • Strong communications and organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office: Excel, Word, Power Point

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Optician or eyewear experience
  • Product development experience
  • PLM systems

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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