Oakley, Inc.
Date Posted: 5/17/2017

Oakley - Process Improvement Manager (NPI)

  • Company: Oakley, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Foothill Ranch
  • Required Exp: 0 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, 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 other global brands like Ray-Ban 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.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Process Improvement Manager for New Product Introduction Operations is responsible for break-through, innovative, disruptive process improvement execution to create a World Class NPI Launch Process that is lean, mean and fast. The Process Improvement Manager coordinates and manages Production Readiness, Sale Samples Fulfillment and Launch Fulfillment processes and performance. The Manager uses lean improvement tools to develop sustainable, robust processes across multiple business functions. Additionally, the Process Improvement Manager develops and executes strategies to more effectively work with adjacent departments and facilities in order to improve the effectiveness of launch projects and other initiatives.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Collaborates with various departments and personnel including development, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing to drive process improvement and ensure on time delivery of launches.
Collaborates with buyers for production materials availability.
Collaborates with production planning for Sale Samples scheduling.
Collaborates with internal teams for system readiness (production system block removal).
Manages and supervises the processes and tools used to monitor, track and report production schedule and fulfilment of Sale Samples and Final Launch Quantities with the assistance of the NPI Analyst.
Communicates project status and NPI Launch fulfillment status to GTM and Product teams using regional and global tracking tools.
Drives Visual Management and Continuous Improvement to develop the most robust and lean Production Readiness processes.
Coordinates with the NPI Manager – Master Development Schedule to ensure alignment of the Production Readiness Processes and schedules with the overall Development Schedules.
Coaches and mentors on continuous improvement and leads teams, often times without direct reporting structures, to improve accountability and drive more robust processes.
Leads special projects related to critical launches, development lead time projects and other projects deemed to impact NPI.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, project management, new product development, engineering or market analytics
5+ years Supply Chain experience in a manufacturing environment
Highly experienced in multiple, concurrent project and/or program management & scheduling
General knowledge and understanding of general product manufacturing
Excellent communication skills with ability to “influence”, interact and direct a diverse group of constituents to include senior management levels through line-level staff
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities in a fast paced environment
Requires tact, judgment, and highly developed sense of responsibility
Advanced Skills with MS Project or similar schedule planning software
Experienced with MS Office suite including MS Excel
Familiarity with SAP and PLM software
Experience with Continuous Improvement Methods to improve processes
Ability to seek out, identify and collaborate to improve processes to reduce waste and inefficiencies and improve the effectiveness of teams
Ability to actively reduce dependence on duplication of efforts and rework


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


Six Sigma and/or Lean Certification or training
Thrives on challenging the status quo and building motivated, creative teams
 

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 the Luxottica HR Solutions Group at 1-866-431-8484.

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.

Job Requirements

Perks

People

Chad Copeland

Extended Services Representative
Oakley, Inc.

Tina Becker

Account Analyst
Oakley, Inc.

Alex Melgar

Sales Operations Supervisor
Oakley, Inc.

Tyler Green

Field Marketing Rep
Oakley, Inc.

Paul Marsh

Sales Consultant
Oakley, Inc.

Andy Orleans

Brand Ambassador
Oakley, Inc.

Monica Trujillo

Global Content Coordinator / Sr. Merchandiser
Oakley, Inc.

Victor Northcraft

Retail Intelligence Agent
Oakley, Inc.

Bradley Margol

Global Marketing Manager
Oakley, Inc.

AJ SHERER

Field marketing rep
Oakley, Inc.

Karin Matteo

Customer Service Supervisor
Oakley, Inc.

Tamara Weinstein

Global Social Media Manager
Oakley, Inc.

George Stiehl

Digital Project Manager & Subject Matter Expert
Oakley, Inc.

Michael Vides

Customer Service Representative, Dealer Services, RX Specialist
Oakley, Inc.

Patrick Torres-Wright

Associate Creative Director
Oakley, Inc.

Sean Rosner

Workforce Management and Training Support
Oakley, Inc.

Madison Brooks

Visual Merchandising Operations Specialist
Oakley, Inc.

Christine L. Koury

RX/Sports Account Specialist
Oakley, Inc.

Kyle Holten

Digital Designer
Oakley, Inc.

Kristen Maurer

International Sales Analyst
Oakley, Inc.

John Seely

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
Oakley, Inc.

Bryce Nilsson

Financial Analyst FP&A
Oakley, Inc.

Noel Knecht

Global Omni-Channel Marketing Operations
Oakley, Inc.

Justin McClure

US Training Manager
Oakley, Inc.

Aaron P. Krempasky

Program Marketing Manager
Oakley, Inc.

Torrie Tinley

Global E-Commerce Merchandiser
Oakley, Inc.

Parissa Tavakoli

Corporate Recruiter, Talent Acquisition
Oakley, Inc.

Ryan Calilung

Director of Product Development
Oakley, Inc.

Rebecca Sichel

Associate Product Line Merchant
Oakley, Inc.

CAT BELL

SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPER
OAKLEY, INC.

Maggie Magellan

Global Online Go-To-Market Specialist, Product Training
Oakley, Inc.

Jonathan Gordon

Claims Specialist - Accounts Receivable
Oakley, Inc.

Mike Librach

Director of Merchandise Planning & Allocation, Apex by Sunglass Hut Division
OAKLEY, INC.
Date Posted: 5/17/2017

Oakley - Process Improvement Manager (NPI)

  • Company: Oakley, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Foothill Ranch
  • Required Exp:0 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories.

The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

Oakley is part of Luxottica, 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 other global brands like Ray-Ban 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.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Process Improvement Manager for New Product Introduction Operations is responsible for break-through, innovative, disruptive process improvement execution to create a World Class NPI Launch Process that is lean, mean and fast. The Process Improvement Manager coordinates and manages Production Readiness, Sale Samples Fulfillment and Launch Fulfillment processes and performance. The Manager uses lean improvement tools to develop sustainable, robust processes across multiple business functions. Additionally, the Process Improvement Manager develops and executes strategies to more effectively work with adjacent departments and facilities in order to improve the effectiveness of launch projects and other initiatives.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Collaborates with various departments and personnel including development, engineering, supply chain and manufacturing to drive process improvement and ensure on time delivery of launches.
Collaborates with buyers for production materials availability.
Collaborates with production planning for Sale Samples scheduling.
Collaborates with internal teams for system readiness (production system block removal).
Manages and supervises the processes and tools used to monitor, track and report production schedule and fulfilment of Sale Samples and Final Launch Quantities with the assistance of the NPI Analyst.
Communicates project status and NPI Launch fulfillment status to GTM and Product teams using regional and global tracking tools.
Drives Visual Management and Continuous Improvement to develop the most robust and lean Production Readiness processes.
Coordinates with the NPI Manager – Master Development Schedule to ensure alignment of the Production Readiness Processes and schedules with the overall Development Schedules.
Coaches and mentors on continuous improvement and leads teams, often times without direct reporting structures, to improve accountability and drive more robust processes.
Leads special projects related to critical launches, development lead time projects and other projects deemed to impact NPI.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, project management, new product development, engineering or market analytics
5+ years Supply Chain experience in a manufacturing environment
Highly experienced in multiple, concurrent project and/or program management & scheduling
General knowledge and understanding of general product manufacturing
Excellent communication skills with ability to “influence”, interact and direct a diverse group of constituents to include senior management levels through line-level staff
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities in a fast paced environment
Requires tact, judgment, and highly developed sense of responsibility
Advanced Skills with MS Project or similar schedule planning software
Experienced with MS Office suite including MS Excel
Familiarity with SAP and PLM software
Experience with Continuous Improvement Methods to improve processes
Ability to seek out, identify and collaborate to improve processes to reduce waste and inefficiencies and improve the effectiveness of teams
Ability to actively reduce dependence on duplication of efforts and rework


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


Six Sigma and/or Lean Certification or training
Thrives on challenging the status quo and building motivated, creative teams
 

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 the Luxottica HR Solutions Group at 1-866-431-8484.

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.

Job Requirements

Perks

Date Posted: 5/17/2017

Oakley - Process Improvement Manager (NPI)

  • Company: Oakley, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Foothill Ranch
  • Required Exp:0 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available