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Director Lean Six Sigma

Date:  Nov 27, 2019
Brand:  Luxottica (LoA Corporate)

Mason, OH, US, 45040

Requisition ID: 127099 


Luxottica is 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 global brands; Ray-ban, Oakley 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.

To support our global business, Luxottica operates multiple manufacturing and logistics facilities across North America to support our retail stores and wholesale customers.



The Lean Six Sigma Director leads and coordinates the efforts of the central labs to approach problems and opportunities in a structured methodology, helping to translate the shop floor view and KPI to the management financial impact on the plant/network.


  • Coordinates projects and activities related to manufacturing continuous improvement/Lean manufacturing.
  • Defines a system to rank the projects priorities and methodology to approach (PDCA-DMAIC).
  • Plans and executes (directly or with third party support) the needed training to deploy the execution of the projects to each facility/department.
  • Defines plan to create a pipeline of WHITE/YELLOW/GREEN/BLACK belt candidates with target projects/saving related to each level.
  • Defines and implements a dashboard to monitor the status and advancement of the projects and works with finance to certify the savings achieved and the impact on the plant KPIs.
  • Defines annual plan strategic pillars and deploys activities and training in the facilities to achieve the improvement desired.
  • Standardizes and shares best practices; creates a cooperative environment where each lab sharing needs and findings.
  • Supports sharing of resources between the facilities to support standardization and creates possible career evolution.
  • Defines KPI for the training of hourly associates, monitors critical positions and defines specific actions to reduce turnover/reduce mistakes in key positions.


  • BS in mechanical or industrial engineering or supply chain (sciences, engineering, or related fields)
  • Six Sigma black belt or master black belt certification
  • 10+ years of continuous improvement, with particular experience in Lean (CI) deployments and leadership alignment and direction-setting
  • Broad cross-functional leadership with experience interacting across several functional disciplines
  • Demonstrated success driving effective change and improvements across the organization
  • 5+ years developing partnerships across the broader operation and supply chain, including vendors and customers
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively and maintain credibility across all levels in the business
  • Demonstrated passion for statistical tools, solving problems and operational excellence on multiple projects
  • Experience with project management, with expertise in managing a full project portfolio
  • Constraint-based (bottleneck) skills and experience
  • Able to achieve high impact in a fluid, unstructured environment
  • Ability to influence and get results in the absence of direct control
  • Challenging actual status and procedures


  • Advanced degree
  • Financial management for non financial managers
  • Operational (line and/or general) management experience is highly valued
  • Department supervisor or production manager experience
  • Budget definition and forecast activity experience

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: Cincinnati

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