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Senior Manager, Category

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

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 496622 
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.



The role is a key member of the team charged with managing contact lenses and eye wellness categories at Luxottica Retail Optical North America. Scope includes LensCrafters, Target Optical, Pearle Vision store and online channels, and other consumer facing businesses as needed in the U.S. and Canada. The objective of the role is to support growth of the category through marketing campaigns and events, product launches, and customer experience improvements.

Position requires critical and creative thinking, initiative and drive, as well as experience in vendor collaboration, retail marketing, project management, product management, and program planning and implementation. Also helpful is a technical understanding of product, familiarity with contact lens supply chain, strategic thinking, and ability to work with a global network of partners within and outside of EssilorLuxottica.



  • Manage contact lens marketing calendar and marketing execution in partnership with the brand marketing teams and other marketing functions, such as CRM, Visual Merchandising, etc
  • Develop 360-degree product launch plans across cross-functional corporate and field teams, and often in partnership with vendors
  • Negotiate and manage manufacturer co-op budgets and promotional support
  • Collaborate with brand marketing and other senior leaders to develop and manage private label brands, including product lifecycle and new product development
  • Support, and often lead, cross-functional initiatives to test and commercialize new offerings and deploy campaigns across channels
  • Innovate and lead cross-brand projects to evolve Contact Lens customer experience, such as selling tools, first time wearer trials, etc
  • Develop and maintain market intelligence, competitive and customer insights
  • Serve as subject matter expert on cross-functional teams to support contact lens initiatives



  • BA degree with concentration in marketing, business, operations, economics or related fields
  • 7+ years of related work experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional ability to collaborate
  • Ability to manage big complicated projects
  • Ability to learn and use technical product information
  • Strong foundation in marketing and media
  • Understanding of product and customer experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint



  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to explore and lead in uncertainty
  • Innovative in seeking new ways of looking at issues
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Cross-functional team leadership and project management
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, take initiative, bring ideas to the team
  • Ability to hold colleagues accountable
  • Ability to travel independently as needed (<25% of the time)
  • Understanding of product technology and manufacturing processes
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with or ability to use Business Objects
  • Advanced degree, such as 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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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