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Sr. Manager Manufacturing Operations

Brand:  Oakley

Foothill Ranch, CA, US, 92610

Requisition ID: 129910 


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.



This position is responsible for leading the performance of one or more business unit within the manufacturing organization.  Develops the strategic and tactical objectives and drives the overall department activities by leading Production Supervisors and Process Engineers, to achieve production goals.   



  • Drive change by leading Continuous Improvement projects and driving a LEAN manufacturing culture
  • Plans production operations, schedules and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Coach, mentor and provide motivation to the team to promote good communication, objective thinking and teamwork within department
  • Provide leadership, technical guidance and training/mentorship to ensure staff competency in activities and tasks with contributing responsibilities for product quality
  • Drive team towards achieving daily/weekly/monthly goals
  • Analyze daily/weekly/monthly KPI: Safety, Quality/Scrap, NPI, Service, Efficiency, Volume/Productivity
  • Track equipment availability and work with support groups to achieving uptime goals
  • Review production and operating reports and direct the resolution of operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays
  • Provide guidance for the development of manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs
  • Develop, recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product
  • Plan and administer budgets - Make budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor
  • Lead cross functional teams: Product, IDZ, APQP/Quality, Supply Chain and Engineering
  • Provide a clear action plan for the team to work through roadblocks that can negatively impact the department’s goals



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of management/leadership experience
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems. (SAP strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and develop 3+ year plans
  • Exceptional proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience leading teams in a high volume, fast-paced and multiple shift environment



  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma certification, highly desired – this is our language
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • Project Management

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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