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Director - Real Estate Operations

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Mason, OH, US, 45040

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 100336 


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 7,200 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands like 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.

Supporting over 4,500 retail stores in North America, a career in our retail headquarters allows us to stay in touch with the end customer and use their ever-changing behaviors and preferences to shape our offerings of the best eyewear and services.



The Director Real Estate Operations is the strategic operational leader for the Retail Services organization responsible for managing the operations and activities associated with all real estate functions, including construction capital, occupancy costs and repairs & maintenance spend. Other responsibilities include partnering with Business Development to asses investment opportunities and support Real Estate and Finance leadership in the creation of the department annual plan, quarterly forecasts, capital budgeting, post audit analysis and monthly reporting.



  • Supports the Vice President in creation and implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Oversees the creation, management, and optimization of financial modeling to support strategic retail real estate decisions
  • Lead a team of Real Estate Coordinators, Analysts, and Mangers to ensure all activities are accurately, efficiently and effectively conducted.
  • Lead ideation and development of real estate process improvements, systems, and tools.
  • Develops financial models aligned to brand real estate strategies for evaluating, in partnership with Business Development, store fleet improvement and/or growth opportunities.
  • Leads Retail Services team through quarterly forecast process. Remains aware of changing trends in the business and proactively provides solutions to business issues to maximize short-term and long-term strategic/financial objectives.
  • Improves financial / business acumen of Retail Service teams through dissecting business into easy-to-understand key drivers and actively coaching non-financial leaders. Has the desire to help others develop into business leaders.
  • Participates in or leads strategic / tactical business initiatives (may or may not be financial) that provide broad-based value for the Retail Service teams.
  • Develops and monitors capital expenditure budgeting including working with project owners on developing business cases, estimating costs, cash flow implications and return on investment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business
  • 10+ years of experience in Finance, Real Estate, or Operations
  • Real Estate or Retail experience with operations and/or financial experience preferred
  • High-energy business professional with proven track record of successful business management, process improvement and adding value to the business
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to provide deep insights that result in improved results
  • Ability to understand the business at a strategic and detailed level
  • Ability to effectively summarize their detailed business understanding into executive level presentations with insightful perspective 
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills to effectively participate on cross-functional brand projects Outstanding business acumen and critical thinking skills; brings logical solutions to business issues (not just financial)
  • Financial and management reporting skills – skilled at communicating to non-finance teammates and developing easy to understand reporting with insightful perspectives
  • 20% travel


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.


Administrative; Analyst; Call Center & Customer Service; Communications; Distribution; Engineering; Finance & Accounting; Human Resources; Information Technology; Learning & Development; Legal; Logistics; Manufacturing; Marketing; Optician; Optometry; Other; Product Buying & Planning; Product Design; Product Development; Production; Project Management; Public Relations; Purchasing; Quality Assurance; Research & Development; Retail Associate  ; Retail Management; Sales / Account Management; Sales Associate; Strategy/Planning; Supply Chain  

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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