Title:  Category & Product Management Manager M/F/D

Place of work: Freiburg-im-Breisgau or Munich


At EssilorLuxottica our mission is to help people see more, be more and live life to its fullest. Our groundbreaking products correct, protect and frame the beauty of our most precious sensory organ – our eyes. By combining our expertise in lens technology and eyewear manufacturing, a portfolio of brands that consumers love and global distribution capabilities, we enable people everywhere to learn, to work, to express themselves and to fulfill their potential. Do you want to be part of this mission? Do you want build portfolios of brands that our consumers love?

Then keep on reading and start the next step in your career and be a part of EssilorLuxottica

As a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica, the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of lenses, frames and sunglasses, we occupy a significant position in the German-speaking market. In addition to these innovative products, we offer equally exemplary and comprehensive services for our optical partners, in order to be active every day in the spirit of our mission "to help people see more, be more and enjoy life to the fullest".


Main  Duties :


  • Managing the EssilorLuxottica brand portfolio/product brands and category management

  • Setting the pricing & brand positioning

  • Working on and developing the product mix

  • Developing Go-to-market strategies while doing the planning, coordination and execution of all product launches

  • Managing the Product lifecycle management

  • Taking the responsibility for the Product catalog (annually, seasonal updates)

  • Doing and running analytics: KPIs, interpretation of the given data, performance monitoring and reporting, dashboards

  • Implementing and controlling of the product brands campaigns and promotions, including product activations, special offers and overall product campaigns

  • Establishing brand presentations (for internal and external) and brand support with the organization of trade fairs (B2B) together with Communications and TCCM (Trade & Cross-Channel-Marketing) departments

  • Assurance of the corporate guidelines implementation of the brand design principles, systematics as well as their further development according different customers, market and relevant stakeholders requirements

  • Controlling and reporting of the product marketing budget (incl. OPEX) and navigating within the budget framework to meet targets

  • Evaluating Market Data by gathering relevant data to effectively support regional brand strategies of blockbusters


Your Profile:



  • You only have eyes for the customer, you desire to take full ownership of assigned projects working independently, you know how to track market data (i.e. GfK, EURONET) realize customer and consumer surveys, you know how to present your brand portfolio adapting to your audience (upper management, employees, customers), and you are at ease with brands and products analytics (using ERP systems, CRM systems or Social Media).

  • You come from a BA/Bsc. or Master degree in Marketing, or Business Administration, or Economics Public Relations and professional experience in a dedicated field.

  • You can demonstrate a successful 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of Marketing with amassed skills brand and product management.

  • Optical background would be a plus

  • You are fluent in German and English to support and share across the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and European organization. 



Our offer

We offer you a challenging position with development potential and performance-related pay in an international environment. We actively support your professional and personal development with our diverse internal training program. In line with our social self-image, we expect you to actively support our mission and to be committed to the sustainability goals and compliance guidelines of the Essilor Group. 
Have we aroused your interest?
Then we look forward to receiving your meaningful documents including a possible start date via online application on our homepage www.essilorpro.de/Karriere or directly here.