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Essilor of America Product Manager (Transitions) in Singapore


Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic optics, proud owner of some of its flagship brands Varilux®, Crizal®, EyezenTM, Transitions®, Definity®, Xperio®, Optifog™, Foster Grant®, Bolon® and Costa®. Our products are distributed in more than 100 countries. The Group designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of vision care solutions that help to correct, protect and prevent risks to perfect vision.

Sustainability is at the heart of Essilor’s mission, with healthy vision for all contributing to several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, Essilor was recognized in Fortune’s Change the World list, for the progress it is making in addressing the issue of visual health as part of its core business strategy. All employees of Essilor will help to deliver in sustainability and carry out our mission.

The Group's human and societal commitment to making better vision accessible to all is what drives the 69,000 Essilor people every day. Strong corporate culture, a result of its nearly 170-year history is based on values of entrepreneurship, respect for others and shared trust, cooperation spirit, diversity and innovation.

In line with its mission to improve lives by improving sight, Essilor allocates more than €200 million to research and innovation to widen access to eye-wear that is tailored to each person’s unique visual needs and lifestyle. It leverages a world class supply chain including 32 plants, 475 prescription laboratories and edging-mounting facilities and 14 distribution centers to serve more than 350,000 clients worldwide. The Group also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eye care professionals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and launch of new product innovation for Transitions brand across AMERA (Asia Pac, Middle East, Turkey, Russia & Africa)

  • Lead contact for Transitions product portfolio, including product rollout plans across countries and across partners.

  • Manage the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, including product sourcing (working with technical & logistics teams).

  • Key contact for global & local teams on all product related topics including marketing claims, technical queries, supply flow and product quality and performance.

  • Identify any gaps & opportunities on range architecture, including understanding the pricing ladder

  • Establish strategic and operational pricing across the product portfolio, with specific focus on driving marketing objectives.

  • Gain in depth understanding of markets’ and consumers’ needs in the region for future product/innovation development with R&D and global marketing counterparts.

  • Work with cross-functional, cross regional teams to ensure on time launch and collaborate with multiple internal and external teams to identify and work towards possible opportunities/solutions.

  • Translate technical product performance into consumer-friendly communication.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in Marketing or Business with 2-4 yrs of experience of regional product development.

  • Experience in managing innovations with cross-functional project teams and stakeholder management.

  • Excellent organizational skills and proven record in managing complex innovation launch networks and concurrently managing multiple projects well.

  • Excellent teamwork skills, proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority, used to work in multi-cultural environment

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to execute with excellence.

  • At ease with technical topics (scientific background or previous experience in technology field is an advantage). Essilor of America and/or its subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.