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Planning Manager (Assortment Execution)

Date:  Sep 19, 2021
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 416365 
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, Target Optical and Sears 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 Assortment Execution partners with Central Merchandising and Group Store Planning teams to adapt strategy and deliver product plans to maximize sales and profit. They optimize inventory investment to achieve service level goals, drives execution of merchandising strategies that maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover and customer satisfaction.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate across all levels of the organization and across all functions including Operations, RxO, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Retail Planning, Training, Marketing and Communications to communicate and execute a comprehensive product and inventory strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities.
  • Support vision to Implement global strategies at local level with excellence
  • With effectiveness and speed, serve as the subject matter expert providing insights and analysis with local business stakeholders and global partners.
  • Ability to support local market and brand initiatives through preparation and presentations with a strong level of analysis and insights to local and global partners
  • Coordinate and respond to Store Ad hoc requests and inquiries
  • Create and Maintain local Product KPI reporting with qualitative insights
  • Build cross functional relationships with corporate and field partners to proactively evolve best practices to deliver continued retail excellence
  • Support the “last mile” product planning with Distribution, After Sales Center, and Location planning
  • Manage and execute the reverse logistics (Recall / RTV) process and timeline in collaboration with the Global Retail team and Store Operations team to support open to buy strategies
  • Collaborate with Store Operations and Distribution Center to manage assortment execution for store remodels, openings, and closings
  • Align with Store Operations team on Physical Inventory strategies to drive inventory accuracy
  • Develop and maintain supply chain execution process documentation driving continuous process improvement
  • Receive store inventory concerns from field leaders - review and share with global planning team
  • Point of contact for local store replenishment shipping issues – coordinate with relevant team/partner a solution to rectify
  • Support all local ad-hoc brand project local initiative
  • Collaborate with corporate team to project implementation

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years’ work experience in retail planning, buying or merchandising
  • Self-starter who is willing to “roll up the sleeves” to advance project work
  • Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously to meet stringent deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work in ambiguity using sound judgment and critical thinking/strategic skills to provide innovative solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Travel required visiting existing stores, new store openings, and cross-functioning offices
  • Proficient/Advanced computer skills – Excel and PowerPoint/Presentation Skills
  • Excel in a highly matrixed organization

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with SAP

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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