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Padova (Italy)
1 to 50 employees
1878
Company - Public (SFL)
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
At Safilo, the eyes always have it. The world's #2 eyewear maker behind Luxottica, Safilo makes and markets eyeglass frames, sports goggles, sunglasses, and accessories. A leader in luxury eyewear, it sells its high-end products through sporting goods stores and ... Read more

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Luisa Delgado
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    Pros

    Safilo is well respected in the eyewear industry, having a proven record of manufacturing and distributing high-quality ophthalmic frames and sunwear. The brands in their portfolio are highly recognized, albeit with more emphasis on North American and proprietary collections. The North American sales and distribution operation will soon have executive representation on equal footing with European divisions.

    Cons

    2016 is a year of transition for the company with the loss of Gucci, a flagship brand. The executive team in Italy is addressing improvements in manufacturing and distribution while restructuring the management and operations teams in the U.S. The result of all this change is disorder, uncertainty about the brand portfolio, poor delivery of product (backorders and mistakes in orders) and the loss of experienced people who have significantly contributed to the Safilo brand.

    Advice to Management

    1.Expand WORLD recognized brand portfolio. 2.Stabilize management team and expand Sales Director team. 3.Understand the needs of the sales team and respond strategically to market challenges. 4. Improve communication with North American organization about the Safilo strategies. 5. Develop plans to meet corporate goals by involving U.S. sales and operations teams. Get buy-in to achieve results from your people.

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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Safilo (Parsippany, NJ).

    Interview

    approached by recruiter about position, who only had a 3 bullet point (vague) description of the role. HR never sent a formal (written) description, in spite of multiple requests.

    The interview was with several people, 1 of which will be your direct manager, others you may hardly ever speak to after hired. Everyone with enough interview experience will notice the place's dysfunction just by speaking the with HR team.

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