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Director, Business Strategy & Projects

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10018

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 91075 
Position:Full-Time

 

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.

Luxottica’s Wholesale teams deliver the highest quality frames, best-in-class expertise and a deep understanding of products and markets to support our customers and fuel their businesses all over North America.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Director – Strategy & Project Management defines, drives and implements strategy for critical initiatives within the Luxottica Wholesale North America business. You will assess strategic options, support the organization’s short and long-range planning, serve as a key partner to the leadership team to identify, analyze, and solve business-critical problems, and lead/support execution of selected strategic projects. These projects may range from operational excellence, to new business opportunities and growth initiatives, and other critical projects for Luxottica Wholesale NA. You will act as a thought-leader, change champion and innovator. Role reports to the VP of Strategy and Analytics

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct Luxottica Wholesale NA’s strategy and project management functions to ensure the effective analysis, planning, execution and results for projects supporting Luxottica’s business strategy.
  • Partner with senior leadership during the strategic planning and budget processes to set priorities, identify and evaluate business opportunities, and select best course of action; prioritizing projects in line with business objectives
  • Utilize multiple data sources, including primary and secondary research to identify, evaluate, and quantify business opportunities.
  • Manage a portfolio of key strategic projects, which have a mix of direct project responsibility, strategic partnership and project management support to other senior executives and business leads.
  • Drive the definition of project scope, objectives and deliverables in collaboration with senior stakeholders; providing regular updates to Executive Management 
  • Lead or support delivery of project priorities, ensuring on-time delivery of revenue growth, cost reduction and/or risk mitigation goals (Includes: scoping, KPI definition, measurement, project planning, stakeholder engagement, etc…).
  • Support the business and functional units in achieving their goals by serving as a project manager, change agent, mentor, thought partner, process expert and facilitator
  • Build and motivate teams to foster positive relationships among team members.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Strategy Management/Consulting or Strategic Project Management
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Consumer Packaged Goods Products (CPG), Wholesale Sales experience is ideal (Retail Sales, Merchandising or related experience will also be considered)
  • Experience leading strategic marketing/ecommerce initiatives strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and deliver strong execution
  • Passion for problem solving and tackling complex or ambiguous challenges/opportunities
  • Strong organizational, business, and project management skills, with proven delivery of results
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and to effectively lead, influence, and communicate at all levels
  • Ability to quickly identify areas of opportunity, research creative solutions and implement new processes
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent

 

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 TalentLuxottica@luxotticaretail.com

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.

 

 Project Management; Strategy/Planning 


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