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Director, Ecommerce
Northeastern US


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with FGX International
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Build a progressive career home at a growing global industry leader with a positive, upbeat culture
If you complement your ecommerce expertise with strong leadership and influencing skills, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Serve as our first dedicated ecommerce leader, and develop and execute the strategy around partnering with major B2C customers. Quick question for you - click here
  • Leverage our commanding in-store market share as well as a strong commercial organization as you build out our online presence.
  • Work in transformative ways with major-name online retailers; we have established relationships, but you'll ensure the ecommerce channel is just as robust as more traditional ones.
  • Contribute to global strategies to explode digital. Your focus will be on North America, but you also may support initiatives in Europe and Latin America.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance at an established and stable company with more than a century of success.
FGX International, an Essilor company, is the world's leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses, optical frames and value priced sunglasses, with a portfolio of established, highly recognized eyewear brands including Foster Grant®, Sight Station®, Magnivision®, Gargoyles®, Corinne McCormack® and SolarShield®. FGXI is headquartered in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
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Lead the Strategy to Grow Ecommerce for an Established Brand, Working with Major Online Retailers

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Director, Ecommerce opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or other relevant field. Quick question for you - click here
  • 8+ years of experience with pureplay and/or retailer.com account management, driving program development with a focus on digital advertising, CRM and merchandising.
  • Related experience in sales/account management, merchandising or ecommerce channel management.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience working with global teams is a plus.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build effective cross-functional relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
  • A positive and can-do attitude and approach to work.
  • The ability to make decisions independently and recommend viable solutions to problems and issues.
  • The initiative to learn and acquire new skills and abilities and improve upon existing systems and programs.
  • A sense of urgency and a customer-first approach.
  • Strong self-motivation, a self-starter approach and the ability to operate and perform independently.
Our preference is that you are based in the New York / Providence / Boston region, but we will consider highly qualified candidates in other parts of the Northeast. Once it is safe to do so, you should expect to travel on occasion.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Chief Experience Officer (CXO), you will be responsible for the planning, growth and management of the .com channel across our top retail partners in mass, club, drug and department store, and expanding the ecommerce presence of the brands globally. FGXI is well-established in the brick-and-mortar commercial space and we have an online presence across hundreds of retailers. We believe that a dedicated leader can build that online presence significantly. This is part of a larger initiative to build out our digital leadership team.

Initially, you'll focus on the largest potential channels. In these customers' stores, we provide almost all of the stock on the shelves. As you well know, however, ecommerce requires a very different approach, and you will set the precedent for how we work with these customers to drive ecommerce success. 

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Working alongside the commercial business and global marketing teams with the support of the ecommerce SMEs to plan, deploy and measure omnichannel programs including paid search, eCRM, display advertising for priority products and lines.
  • Serving as point of contact for the customer buyer and digital teams alongside the account manager to ensure digital growth and alignment with the customer’s overarching business strategy.
  • Working with the CXO and commercial leadership team to project, own and grow revenue and assist in the development of our 12-18 month strategic plan.
  • Partnering with digital business and international leads to leverage ecommerce as part of the European transformation and potential LATAM expansion, as part of a larger strategy to explode digital.
You'll work with strong existing resources in the Commercial organization, such as digital marketing and analytics. Depending on growth, you may build a small team of direct reports.

Pictured: As the world's leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses and sunglasses, FGX International is comprised of over 50 established, highly recognized eyewear brands. Shown here are just a few.
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Why Join Us
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Strategic impact
As you get started there will be some ground-up work to do, but overall you will "own" the strategy in this important initiative. You'll be able to leverage existing structures and resources, and also create and manage new ones.

Professional development
This role will present some unique challenges, giving you the chance to demonstrate your ability to spearhead change, rally cross-functional teams and drive results. Those are characteristics we look for when additional opportunities arise.

Global market leadership
With worldwide brand recognition, international corporate locations, and sales spanning the globe, FGX International maintains a global presence, and continues to expand into new locales. Our parent corporation, Essilor International, manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, and other brands, and Essilor products are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor's recent merger with Luxottica has created the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.

Excellent compensation
We offer competitive salaries and attractive benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental care, life insurance and 401K programs, and the opportunity to work on some of the most famous brands in our industry.

Pictured: Making a difference in the lives of others is part of our daily focus at FGX International. We participate in a number of programs designed to provide support to organizations dedicated to improving our way of life, on a local and national level.
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Road to Success
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Your ecommerce expertise will be essential, but just as important will be your leadership and interpersonal skills. You will be entering a somewhat traditional arena as a change agent. Both internally and externally, that arena places a high value on relationships, including handshakes and face-to-face meetings. To achieve your goals you'll need to establish yourself as a visible resource who can help stakeholders succeed and grow their businesses.

You'll join in the early stages of substantial changes. If you're the person we're looking for, you have experience managing change, including influencing and motivating others. In addition, there will be a degree of ambiguity; you'll need to be comfortable with that, even as you build the structures that will replace ambiguity.

In addition, to be an outstanding Director, Ecommerce, you will:
  • Combine creativity and analytical thinking in solving problems and overcoming challenges.
  • Achieve goals independently while also contributing as a team player.
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve processes and efficiencies.
  • Own the ecommerce big picture, but also pay attention to details.
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FGX International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at scaraveo@engage2excel.com.