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Product Manager

Date: 
Brand:  Oakley
Location: 

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 136305 
Position:Full-Time

 

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.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Product Manager helps daily deliverables to meet the overarching category strategy. The Product Manager works together with the Senior Product Manager and Category Manager to bring seasonal collections to life and manages them through their entire life cycle.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages product calendar for all critical deadlines including design & development reviews, style buy ready status, samples, seasonal catalog, etc.
  • Reviews strike-offs/eden prints/protos, tracks changes and provides clear directional comments to design and development.
  • Tracks costs, margin, pricing, forecast and actual performance for your respective categories.
  • Responsibility for line plan, master data, production handover meetings.
  • Gathers and prepares seasonal line plan presentations, tech sheets and other GTM/ sell-in materials.
  • Leads the creation of seasonal product catalogs including product / technology storytelling and creative around line presentation.
  • Maintains & manages product samples through their lifecycle.
  • Researches and gathers insights from the market for specific categories.
  • Conducts marketplace research and presents new market opportunities.
  • Assists in seasonal line planning ideation and development.
  • Assists in creating seasonal product briefs.
  • Attends and participates in all relevant merchandising, design, and category meetings for respective categories.
  • Uses strong leadership skills to create cross-functional partnerships.
  • Maintains intimate understanding of the Brand and our core consumer.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Business Administration or Marketing
  • 5+ years in product management role
  • Proven ability to drive a product line through a strong growth stage
  • Ability to effectively create and manage processes
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial perspective on business
  • Strong analytical aptitude and computing skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with SAP Software

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 HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com (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.


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