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Senior Manager Product Development Engineer

Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 128150 


Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, 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 other global brands like Ray-Ban 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.



The Sr. Manager of Product Engineering has an equal and overlapping passion for developing great people and great products. The Sr. Manager plans, directs and oversees the development of new Oakley products from loose concept to market launch. Creates an environment in which people want to do their absolute best. Champions innovation, creative approaches, and curiosity while staying grounded in a commitment to deliver on time and in full.


  • Coaches engineering staff through the technical development of new products including mechanical engineering, material selection, tool and process design, tech drawings and other manufacturing documentation, for manufacture at both Foothill Ranch HQ and foreign plants.
  • Ensures that new products are engineered to meet design requirements including technical and aesthetic standards, mass-manufacturability, efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Utilizes leading performance indicators to track progress and applies countermeasures as needed.
  • Reports status to regional and global teams.
  • Ensures that commercialization optimizes product quality and business profit objectives.
  • Establishes best practices and accompanying tools.
  • Manages, mentors, and grows direct staff. Regularly provides current, direct, and actionable positive and critical feedback to team members.
  • Defends spirit and morale of team with care and intentionality.
  • Closely collaborates with cross-functional teams including but not limited to: Design, Product/Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Quality, and Production.
  • Distinguishes the most critical tasks from the many and effectively applies time and resources.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline
  • 8+ years’ experience in product development role
  • 3+ years’ experience in a technical leadership role
  • Passionate about design and consumer products
  • Highly experienced managing multiple concurrent projects in fast paced environment
  • USA and Asia manufacturing experience
  • Familiarity with SAP and PLM software
  • Proficient in 2D tech drawings ANSI/ASME standards & best practices, GD&T, tolerance stack
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to interface effectively with coworkers ranging from senior vice presidents to production floor associates
  • Innovative, creative, and curious
  • Track record as positive change agent for product, people, and process
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict and gain consensus
  • Ability to prioritize work, sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Fluent in Excel, Word, Visio, and PowerPoint


  • Consumer retail experience
  • Experience in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing: kaizen, sigma science, SPC, DOE, VSM, SIPOC

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 or e-mail (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option 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: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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