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Senior Manager, Category

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

New York, NY, US, 10018

Requisition ID: 496581 
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 role is a key member of the team charged with managing lenses category 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 grow the category by executing a long-term product roadmap, managing launches of new products, and ensuring channels have the product knowledge and tools to sell lenses effectively.

Particular focus of this position is to enable lens assortment for Pearle Vision Corporate and Licensed Operator stores. The role collaborates with Pearle banner functions closely to ensure PV Business Consultants have the lens knowledge and support they need to manage their LOs.

Position requires operational mindset, critical thinking, initiative and drive, as well as experience in problem solving, product management, program planning and implementation. Also required is a technical understanding of lenses, familiarity with EssilorLuxottica lab network and supply chain, and ability to work with a global network of partners within and outside of EssilorLuxottica Group.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead day-to-day strategy and operations of lens category across channels, identify and resolve issues, with focus on Pearle Vision and inclusive of other banners
  • Manage, and often lead, cross-functional initiatives to test and commercialize new products and refresh existing product lines, as well as supply chain process improvement for Licensed Operators
  • Serve as subject matter expert on cross-functional teams to support channel initiatives
  • Lead lens project implementation, including content requirements and accuracy for selling tools, training, customer facing communications, lens related doctor engagement, and others as needed, e.g., lens/lab materials for Pearle Connect
  • Track, evaluate and escalates common lens catalog requests from Pearle Vision Corp and LO stores, and support resolution as needed
  • Manage lens data and tools required for enabling lens sales, such as SAP lens master data to ensure assortment and pricing accuracy, from requirement definition through to testing and quality assurance in close collaboration with PV operations and systems teams

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree with concentration in marketing, business, operations, engineering or related quantitative fields
  • 7+ years of related work experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Exceptional ability to collaborate
  • Ability to learn and use technical product information
  • Understanding of lenses and customer experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Independent problem solving skills
  • 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 lenses and lens manufacturing processes

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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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