Port Washington, New York

Requisition ID: 301604 
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 9,100 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 Finance Manager leads with all levels of commercial and business planning to gather, research, analyze and summarize commercial business data. They will drive the financial & planning cycle for the Wholesale business including annual, monthly, and weekly budgets & forecasts, as well as required ad-hoc analyses. Gathers data from relevant sources within the optical industry, including market data, historical performance, scorecards, and company financials to draw conclusions from the data and summarize this information into key messages for commercial teams and senior management.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, maintains, documents, and improves upon complex financial models for forecasting and budgeting purposes surrounding the commercial and financial sales of the organization.
  • Serves as finance point-person with commercial planning, business planning and brand management teams owning all budgets and forecasts to drive financial planning and support production needs
  • Performs on-going analysis of brand performance, prepares periodic and ad hoc analyses of Budget/Forecast versus Actuals and Forecasts for all sales KPI’s.
  • Generate reports and queries data using Company’s financial package to build analytics and support business initiatives
  • Supports month-end closing process and controlling procedures by preparing journal entries and accruals for Shared Services accounting team and maintains supporting documentation for audit procedures.
  • Lead coordination of information gathering with Finance and Accounting for financial reports, analyses, and presentations to aid in the decision-making process.
  • Analyzes special projects and ad-hoc requests to determine financial impact on the business
  • Prepares management reports for Commercial sales planners, Corporate and senior Luxottica management.
  • Analyzes internal and marketplace analytics to identify potential opportunities
  • Identifies opportunities to automate, streamline and enhance reporting and budgeting procedures, and exploits those opportunities through implementation.
  • Manages and develops direct report, as well as indirect management for various rotational employees

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • 5+ years progressive financial experience in Commercial Analysis
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of financial statements
  • Strong PC skills, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Planning Tools such as Hyperion / SAP / / Business Objects
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build the business through improved analysis, trending, and reporting
  • Sound business judgment and strong attention to detail
  • Solid tactical management skills, business acumen, and organizational savvy
  • Demonstrated team-builder, with the ability to work collaboratively with other individuals and disciplines

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA/CPA
  • Managerial Experience
  • Experience in a multi-national company

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.

Port Washington, New York

Luxottica produces and distributes sun and prescription eyewear of high technical and stylistic quality to improve the well-being and satisfaction of its customers and at the same time create value for employees and the communities in which the Group operates. Every collection, every pair of glasses, is the result of an ongoing process of research and development whose aim is to anticipate and interpret the needs, desires and aspirations of consumers all over the world.

Founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio, always involved in protecting eyes and optimising the look of men and women everywhere, the Luxottica Group is now a vertically integrated organization, producing and distributing prescription frames and sunglasses of high technical quality and style.

The constant attention paid to research and development, technological innovation, the adaptation to market evolutions in respect of people and the environment, have led Luxottica through worldwide expansion.

Production

Product design, development and manufacturing take place in Luxottica’s six production facilities in Italy, three factories in China, one in Brazil and one sport sunglasses production facility in the United States. Luxottica also has a small plant in India serving the local market.

Trademarks

The design and quality of Luxottica’s products and strong and well-balanced brand portfolio are known around the world. Proprietary brands include Ray-Ban, one of the world’s best known brands for eyewear, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette. Licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bvlgari, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes, Tiffany, Tory Burch and Versace .

Wholesale distribution

The Group’s wholesale distribution network covers more than 130 countries across five continents and has nearly 50 commercial subsidiaries providing direct operations in key markets. 

Retail distribution

Direct wholesale operations are complemented by an extensive retail network comprising over 7,000 stores worldwide as of December 31, 2014.

Luxottica is a leader in the prescription business in North America with its LensCrafters and Pearle Vision retail brands, in Asia-Pacific with the OPSM and Laubman & Pank brands, in China with the LensCrafters brand and in South America with the GMO brand. In North America, Luxottica operates points of sale for its retail licensed brands under the Sears Optical and Target Optical brands.

Additionally, Luxottica operates one of the largest managed vision care networks in the United States through EyeMed and the second largest lens finishing network, with three central laboratories, over 900 on-site labs at LensCrafters stores, a fully dedicated Oakley lab and an additional facility based in China dedicated to North American optical retail.

Luxottica has a global retail organization to support its sun and luxury retail brands including Sunglass Hut, ILORI and The Optical Shop of Aspen. The Sunglass Hut brand, in particular, has a global presence with stores in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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