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Location:Foothill Ranch, CA
Company:Luxottica Group
First posted:June 19, 2017

Requisition ID: 35197 


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 Process Improvement Manager coaches/mentors the workforce of differing cultures and functions to raise the site’s lean capability, as well as to inspire the global manufacturing team, to improve performance in safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost meeting financial goals. The Process Improvement Manager focuses on projects that reduce inventory, cost, and backorder along with facilitating lean training.


  • Leads projects across all the lean pillars at Oakley impacting manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, quality, HR, EHS, and industrialization.
  • Extends the culture of lean/continuous improvement to all levels from senior management to shop floor employees.
  • Drives the execution of kaizens and lean projects.
  • Trains/coaches/mentors personnel in lean and CI tools such as 6S, lean conversion standard work, kanban, value stream mapping, visual management, flow production, SMED, variation reduction/DMAIC, design for manufacturing/DFSS.
  • Selects, mentors, and certifies kaizen leaders to become lean tool experts (BB, GB).
  • Creates and facilitates Daily Management processes in designated areas (Gemba).
  • Maintains kaizen sustainment trackers and project KPI bowlers.
  • Develops lean/CI training material and executes training.
  • Maintains effective working relationship and communication with all cross functional departments.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in a Continuous Improvement role supporting an Operations manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with Lean Principals, Six Sigma Tools, Strategic Planning, and Statistical Process Control techniques
  • Track-record as a successful “Change Agent” with proven results in front line roles such as supply chain manager, manufacturing manager, quality manager, op ex manager, or engineering manager
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with track-record of delivering results that directly impacted the bottom-line
  • Familiar with policy deployment
  • Ability to “influence”, interact and direct a diverse group of constituents to include senior management levels through line-level staff
  • Creative and innovative when looking for solutions for start-up problems, and provides idea’s for technical or organizational improvements
  • Strong Project Management experience and process improvement
  • Self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills, can synthesize problems and easily report them to management


  • Advanced degree
  • Black Belt or Master Black Belt Certification in Lean


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.


 Engineering; Manufacturing; Project Management; Supply Chain 

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