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STARS Senior Product Planner

Date:  Nov 14, 2019
Brand:  Luxottica Wholesale North America
Location: 

Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Requisition ID: 129406 
Position:Full-Time
Shift: 

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.

GENERAL FUNCTION

STARS is a state of the art Merchandising Management partnership that Luxottica offers to select accounts to help them maximize their merchandising turns by managing the Assortment Planning and the related replenishment routines on the customer’s behalf.

The STARS Product Planning Specialist will lead the evolution, conceptualization, planning, and requirements gathering process driving the execution of strategic assortments for STARs North American clients. As the Product Specialist, you will work closely with the Global Product Team, clients, Sales, Planning and Production to execute strategic objectives for the company by bringing new and fast turning assortments to the North American market.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Product 

  • Analyse customer’s board space within and outside the Luxottica perimeter to work as an advocate of the category to determine ideal board space allocation within each brand segment
  • Lead the new customer’s onboarding as it pertains to their current styling choices, current sell in sell outs/ align Product team on findings and coordinate the communication flow between Product, Customer, Sales and Planning through its launch
  • Work as the ambassador for Product at market week in meeting customers, explaining assortment choices and channelling feedback to relevant internal parties
  • Communicate with the STARs Product team to create/select appropriate assortments and the Phase-in Phase-out Brand/ SKU process 2-3 times a year
  • Audit assortment refresh routines to make sure that newness selection its translation in the system speaks to the agreed customers specificities
  • Analyse sell out to formulate suggestions on brand matrixes (brand and piece count) to maximize the turns on board space – also conduct deep dives on TY vs LY SKU performance to explain swings in comps and drive assortment optimization with Product

Marketing

  • Coordinate execution of the marketing end of exclusive/special product releases working with Trade Marketing
  • Collect Marketing Calendars working with Trade Marketing and assess ROI of key events/ investment
  • Assist on selected business initiatives/projects to support STARS development

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Informatics or Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years of previous experience on Merchandising Planning with established retailers
  • Strong analytic skills and business acumen
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to cut through complexity
  • Excellent ability to identify business issues and solve them autonomously
  • Knowledge Oracle RPAS and JDA preferred

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 HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com (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.


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