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Senior Manager- Product Strategy

Date:  Nov 11, 2022
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 787291 
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 Sr. Manager of Product Strategy is responsible for the developing, leading and executing the global product strategy for licensed eyewear brand. This role ensures that yearly brand sales goals are met by collaborating with licensor and internal stakeholders to bring to products to market that are in accordance with the 3-year growth plan and annual KPIs. Provide local input into global brand strategy and innovation development.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with global brand team to ensure 3-year growth plan is in alignment with product growth pillars
  • Prepare and present quarterly business review to licensor with key findings, learnings and next steps
  • Prepare and present annual internal brand and product review to upper management
  • Identify key product segmentation or ongoing market and trend opportunities to grow the business
  • Lead the partnership between retail and WS partners to ensure product needs are addressed and opportunities are identified and executable in a timely manner
  • Responsible for identifying product opportunites by analyzing the business and product trends.
  • Manage yearly model and SKU budget to ensure year end target is met through discontinuation
  • Lead development process with licensor and internal stakeholders to ensure key milestones are met in accordiance to the development calendar.
  • Lead and conduct market feedback session to deep dive on business and product opportunites
  • Create strategy for annual brand guidelines for retail and WS markets
  • Create product creative briefs for cross-functional teams (R&D, technical, licensor, design) outlining strategies, positioning, concept and inspiration
  • Expert on aesthetic aspects of product development which inclues interpretation of 2D/3D drawings, optical knowledge, understanding of frame construction and basic lens technology.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Fashion Merchandising, Retail Management or Business Administration
  • 8+ years’ experience in product development, merchandising, retail buying, brand management or licensing with consumer goods
  • Analytical/Strategic Thinker with a proven track record
  • Managed multiproduct lines within a brand (entry brand – luxury brand)
  • Self-starter, motivated, proactive, dependable, able to work in a fast-pace environment
  • Highly detail-oriented. Ability to handle several tasks/assignments simultaneously and to maintain flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communications, organizational, presentation and project management skills
  • Proficient in MS Office: Excel, Word, Power Point

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensing experience
  • Product development experience in accessory industry
  • MBA

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.


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