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Oakley - Production Planner, New Product Introduction

Date: Jun 5, 2019

Location: Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 104655 
Store #O00083 New Product Intro 


Oakley.  Designed to push the boundaries of performance.  From advanced eyewear technology to apparel innovation, Oakley sets itself apart from the rest. Backed by the power of Luxottica, our athletes and customers expect the best in sports performance and Oakley employees help to fuel this drive


The New Product Introduction (NPI) Planner is responsible for planning and projecting the release of new products to manufacturing. Daily activities include monitoring manufacturing, procurement, and planning of internally and externally made components for NPI pre-production validation builds. In addition, they will track progress of projects from multiple business groups through manufacturing to ensure lead times are met across the plant.



  • Responsible for NPI qualification build projected dates
  • Partners with Manager on all special builds (artist collaborations, quick strikes, etc.) delivery dates and execution within NPI Lab
  • Responsible for the on time release of all Oakley Custom and Accessory SKUs
  • Plans and prioritizes component production and finished good builds for multiple business groups
  • Schedules all non-production jobs through molding area.
  • Plans and tracks the painting, cutting, & coating of new components within manufacturing
  • Provides daily updates at the Leadership Daily Direction Setting meeting to ensure manufacturing has clear targets and lead time visibility
  • Interfaces directly with warehouse team to ensure materials are received and delivered to NPI area on time
  • Tracks the purchasing of new and existing components: resins, paint, icons, components
  • Responsible for reporting the status of all NPI builds to the cross functional teams



  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain/Engineering related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Advanced Skills with MS Excel, MS Access and basic MS desktop applications
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to get involved and make experienced planning decisions
  • Requires excellent planning, organizational and motivational skills
  • Requires tact, judgment and highly developed sense of responsibility
  • Strong written and oral communication skills



  • 5+ years of Production Planning Experience on a High Volume Manufacturing Environment.
  • Master Production Schedule Production Planning Experience on a High Volume Manufacturing Environment.
  • Master Production Schedule experience
  • Demand Planning Experience
  • APICS certification
  • Bachelor's degree in business related field
  • SAP experience including (BW) Business Warehouse
  • Experience using SAP, 3D Drafting Software, PLM
  • Bilingual- English + Spanish or Italian
  • Familiarity with Oakley product/ brand
  • Passion for life outside of work- motocross, mountain biking, golf, surfing, skiing, etc


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 contact Talent Luxottica at  877-589-8253 (513-765-2256 outside of US) or email

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, 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.


Manufacturing; Product Buying & Planning  

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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