Oakley - Sr Production Buyer Planner

Requisition ID:¬ 60048¬ 


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.



The Sr. Production Buyer Planner owns and drives new product introductions within the optical supply chain. Interacts with internal partners including marketing, engineering and manufacturing to understand material and demand requirements. Works with external vendors to ensure the best value, highest quality and timely delivery for optimal inventory levels in support of production plans.


  • Plans and procures material requirements for various eyewear categories.

  • Manages suppliers to meet completion dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.

  • Manages optimal inventory levels while maximizing production plan feasibility.

  • Reviews and processes MRP suggestions.

  • Creates purchase orders to support MRP.

  • Works with NPI planning and Engineers on new releases to ensure material coverage of launch dates.

  • Expedites supplier orders that delay schedules and alter schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

  • Develops partnership with local and overseas suppliers.

  • Prepares procurement reports.

  • Takes active part on lean activities with suppliers when applicable (Consignment Inventory, Kanban Inventory).


  • BA/BS in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Procurement/Sourcing

  • MRP knowledge

  • 5+ years purchasing and/or planning experience

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement with proven track record of improvement

  • 5+ years managing strategic purchases with proven track record of improvement

  • 5+ years' experience in manufacturing

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Experience with SAP MM, PP and BW

  • Effective skills in financial, market, and supplier analysis

  • Factual and data driven decision maker

  • Strong analytical background with a proven ability to define and create total cost of ownership models

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software applications such as Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word


  • BA/BS in Business or other related area

  • APICS CPIM and/or CPM certified

  • 5+ years in manufacturing preferably in sourcing, procurement, logistics or inventory management with proven track record of improvement


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.


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