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Sr Eye-wear Designer (NY)

Date: Nov 9, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10018

Company: Luxottica Group

Requisition ID: 82598 
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.

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.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION 

The Sr. Product Designer will be charged with interacting with the licensor to understand the brand and it targeted core customer.  This position will be charged with creating and managing sketches for new eyewear collection; this includes close collaboration with product developers and designers in Italy.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and prepare sketches of new eyewear concepts based on the specifications set per the licensor requests.
  • Interface with product development and line planning teams in N.A. and Italy to research and develop proprietary and innovative construction details –hardware, material combinations, new production/design, techniques, etc.).
  • Create fully resolved sketchbooks and renderings in Illustrator for presentation to licensors.
  • Proficiency in generating fully detailed technical drawings inclusive of section drawings, exploded views and notes for prototyping.
  • Assist in the prototype and CAD assessment/revisions and follow up to ensure accurate translation of drawings and support product development.
  • Trend interpretation based on overall N.A. eyewear and fashion trends; interpreting current and future industry trends.
  • Leads explorative development of materials and techniques in strict collaboration with N.A. development and line planning team.
  • Provides direction on product concepts that meet the collection strategy and incorporate N.A. trends.
  • Researches domestic and competitive markets to identify new products and market trends while maintaining the brand identity and business strategy.
  • Executes to timelines and provides timely solutions.
  • Actively participates in industry conferences and trade shows.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Design from accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum 5 years of design experience with specialty retailer or distribution/sales environment with working knowledge of the production process.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experienced in a sales distribution business and exposure to Italian culture and language proficiency a plus.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Domestic and International travel maybe required.

 

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.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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