Market Specialist (Optical)

Luxottica Group - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 187641
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 Market Specialist is responsible for all activities relating to the promotion, merchandising and sell-through of Luxottica brands within an assigned territory. The Market Specialist effectively sells all Luxottica products and promotes the Luxottica brand image to Account Sales Associates, management and consumers.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Meets sales goals and objectives for Luxottica brands within an assigned territory.
Schedules and maintains a regular visit cadence with all doors within assigned territory and as determined by sales cycle priorities and activities.
Actively promotes Luxottica products to account customers and consumers through brand and category trainings, consumer engagement/events and merchandising activities.
Develops strong working relationships with office management and personnel; meets with office managers to identify business opportunities to maximize Luxottica’s presence and drive sales.
Is knowledgeable of and keeps current with all Luxottica products, services, promotions, advertising and competitive offers to facilitate sales efforts; maintains awareness of competitor’s products, promotions, and services.
Provides customers with professional, personalized customer service to promote sales by increasing customer awareness and knowledge of Luxottica’s brands and the eye wear category.
Ensures prominent product placement within offices in assigned territory, while ensuring execution of brand standards of merchandising and signage.
Conducts regular Luxottica product trainings in offices or via webinar for Account Sales Associates, Opticians and staff to ensure knowledge of Luxottica’s products, marketing activities, selling strategies and merchandising standards.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Associates degree in business management
Car and valid Driver’s License
3+ years of experience in a customer service environment
Previous merchandising, selling and/or retail experience
Equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
Driven to engage with account personnel and consumers
Excellent sales, customer service and interpersonal skills
Must be able to present, motivate and coach in front of a large group
Good negotiation and analytical skills
Ability to take initiative, generate creative selling solutions and work in a fast paced environment
Proficient w/ PC and IOS applications – Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, iPad
Ability to travel, 80% of the time, including overnight hotel stays

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associates degree in business management with concentration in marketing, merchandising, sales
Previous merchandising, selling and/or retail experience in an optical environment
Optical experience
ABO certification

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.