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TURA has been designing and producing high fashion eyewear since 1938. 

Would you like to be a part of our long-standing tradition?  See the opportunities we have available below.

Eyewear Designer

Position Title: Eyewear Designer
Reports To: Director of Product Development

Experience and Skills Required:
- 2-4 years previous accessories product development (optical/eyewear experience preferred)
- Sourcing experience in China, Japan, Korea and Europe
- Elevated taste level
- Experience with premium level product
- Experience developing a concept from scratch, including the design of the product

Responsibilities:
- Manage the development of several ophthalmic/sun frame collections
- 30-40 new styles (90+ skus) per collection each year (2-4 collections annually)
- Design and develop products from scratch meeting the brand objectives set forth by the licensor and the market needs
- Primary sourcing contact with suppliers
- Pricing of new models
- Initial forecast of new models
- Travel to Asia/Europe 1-2x per year (Post-Covid)
- Develop new product release calendar and manage on-time execution
- Analyze sales results
- Manage overall collection size/sku count
- Interface effectively with Marketing to deliver on-message product for each brand
- Data entry and maintenance for models to purchase
- Develop product training documents as needed for Key Accounts and/or Sales Team

Results Expected:
- Strong sales of product
- Well- fitting and functioning product--quality standards maintained
- Profitable product - margin maintenance
- Commercially reasonable, trend-right, brand appropriate, competitively priced product
- Timely and efficient product development including vendor management
- Positive licensor relationship

Must Have Skills:
- Product Development is 80% of the job so the following "must have" skills are mostly relevant to PD
- Ability to draw accessories in Illustrator
- Technical understanding of CAD drawings including an ability to understand 3-D objects in a 2-D format (akin to engineering)
- Efficient organizational systems and discipline in using them: Work-flow tracking, timeline management, project details
- Ability to carefully review product for quality and accurately identify and detail needed changes to a vendor
- Precise and accurate written communication skills
- Positive attitude with an ability to flex daily priorities without becoming overwhelmed
- Strong people skills to foster good internal and external relationships
- Strong negotiating skills and understanding of the relationship of price and product
- Critical thinking skills which are evidenced in good decision-making, project ownership, and global perspective
- Solutions oriented attitude
- Curious, loves to learn
- Ability to know if the information makes sense - good judgement

Like to Have Skills:
- Ability to conduct meaningful market research
- Ability to communicate with Sales Team
- Ability to execute a business plan regarding price points, classifications, and styling
- Ability to analyze sales and data to filter sales feedback to create a balanced assortment plan
- Fast learner

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