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Oakley - Sourcing Manager

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Date: Dec 28, 2017

Location: Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 49518 


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 7,200 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 Sourcing Manager manages the sourcing of certain commodities, supplier contract reviews, negotiations, supplier scorecard and reviews with suppliers. Drives global sourcing initiatives across manufacturing sites in North America, Italy and Asia. Has responsibility for instituting standardized sourcing processes across manufacturing operations. Drives cross-functional collaboration with plant purchasing, planning, finance, quality, and engineering functions.


  • Facilitates strategic sourcing process with cross-functional teams for supplier management and material risk mitigation.
  • Supports New Product Development (NPD) sourcing activities with the design and engineering teams. Fosters early supplier involvement in providing high quality products meeting schedule and cost requirements.
  • Single point of contact for all sourcing related issues for a design center.
  • Assists with sourcing strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Analyzes spend; determines opportunities, recommends what to buy, how to buy and where to buy.
  • Tracks and measures supplier performance via score carding while fully analyzing and understanding supplier's economics.
  • Develops an understanding of supplier market economics and implications for procurement and look for opportunities to reduce costs.
  • Establishes a stable source of supply. Balances risk between supplier and Oakley.
  • Acts as a central communication liaison for suppliers and development/venture groups on all technical and logistical situations.


  • B.S. Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience (level of judgment and decision making, level of autonomy, analytical skills, stakeholder management and interface with senior staff, written and verbal communication skills)
  • 5+ years of experience international sourcing, experience in direct materials sourcing, purchasing, engineering or supply chain management in a manufacturing or services industry environment
  • 3+ years of experience supply chain management. Experience working with R&D teams in new product sourcing preferred. Strong negotiation skills a must.
  • Chemical or Mechanical technology / sourcing experience.
  • Strong use of MS-office.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally, with customer driven focus and sense of urgency.
  • Experience working with global organizations and in a matrix environment.


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 the Luxottica HR Solutions Group at 1-866-431-8484.

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.



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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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