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Senior Designer - Eyewear

Date:  Nov 15, 2022
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 773446 
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. Designer will be responsible for interacting with our licensors to understand their brands and their targeted core customers. This position will be charged with creating and managing sketches for all the brands’ new eyewear collections. The candidate will work in close collaboration with the brand team, product development team and the other designers in NY and in our Italian HQ. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Develop and prepare sketches of new eyewear concepts based on the specifications set per the licensor requests.
  • Work closely with product development and line planning teams in N.A. and Italy to research and develop proprietary and innovative construction details –hardware, material combinations, new production/design, techniques, etc.).
  • Create fully resolved sketchbooks and renderings in Illustrator for presentation to licensors.
  • Proficiency in generating fully detailed technical drawings inclusive of section drawings, exploded views and notes for prototyping.
  • Assist in the prototype and CAD assessment/revisions and follow up to ensure accurate translation of drawings and support product development.
  • Trend interpretation based on overall N.A. eyewear and fashion trends; interpreting current and future industry trends.
  • Provides direction on product concepts that meet the collection strategy and incorporate N.A. trends.
  • Analyze domestic and competitive markets to identify new products and market trends while maintaining the brand identity and business strategy.
  • Leads explorative development of materials and techniques in strict collaboration with N.A. development and line planning team.
  • Actively participates in industry conferences and trade shows. 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Design from accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of design experience with specialty retailer or distribution/sales environment with working knowledge of the production process
  • Experience in luxury accessories (eyewear is preferred, but also jewelry hardware, fashion accessories)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Project management skills
  • Full proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Modeling (Rhinoceros or similar) and 3D rendering (Keyshot)
  • Past or current experiences in a sales distribution business and exposure to Italian culture and language proficiency are a plus.
  • Domestic and International travel maybe required

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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