Each year Luxottica nominates a group of hard working individuals who have made a difference within the business in one way or another. This group is known as the Leaders of the New Dawn and I am proud to say this year I was one of the lucky ones to be nominated. A brief summary of why each LOND was nominated is written and let me tell you it is an amazing feeling to know others have really enjoyed and appreciated what you have done over the last year. A small snippet of my nomination is as follows: “He has kept a high performing team engaged and motivated and focused on continuous improvement. Troy is always quick to support new initiatives encouraging his team to take risks and find new ways of doing things…” What I accomplished this year could have been accomplished by anyone and let me tell you why. I was privileged enough to work with a dedicated team who had similar ideals and goals. We all wanted to provide the best eye care possible and in the process ensure we were doing all we could to make a difference in people’s lives. Each day brought a new challenge to be better than the previous, and each day my team was (and still is) up for the challenge, ready and willing to give it their all. We are constantly striving to do one better and aiding those around us to do the same. Thank you’s are in order for all those I work with because without them there is no way I would be where I am today.
My name is Matthew and I have been with Luxottica for 2 years as the Franchising Operations Manager. With over 15 years franchising experience, I joined Luxottica to assist with the development of the Franchise side of the business and what a great place I chose to work at.
I have a real passion for helping Franchise Partners to be successful and to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship built around ensuring each other’s success. At Luxottica the business is full of wonderful people who are passionate about what they do and making a difference in people’s lives.
Our Franchise Partners success and the overall business success is a tribute to all the great work that my team and Luxottica have done over the last 2 years. As someone asked me the other day, can you image spending the rest of your career at Luxottica? I absolutely can and I hope that it is a long and fruitful one.
For the past three years I always looked to the people in our company who were named a Leader of the New Dawn as my role models, someone I should aspire to be like if I wanted to make it further in this company. So to be named a Leader for 2011 is a huge privilege, the highlight of my career so far.
When Mark (National Operations Manager Sunglass Hut NZ) phoned me to tell me I was lucky enough to be named a Leader of the New Dawn I was almost speechless! I didn’t even know I had been nominated so to be named a Leader was a huge shock to me. I couldn’t stop smiling and told my whole family that night about my achievement.
Leaders of the New Dawn are nominated by their managers and the nominations are then put through an extensive review process with the Executive team. It is the 5th year Luxottica has run these awards to recognize those with great leadership skills. The award recognizes individuals who exceeded expectations and embody Luxottica’s characteristics to inspire others. I was nominated for being one of the top performers of the company for 2011. I strive to provide a high level of customer service, have created an inclusive culture in my team & have worked hard to achieve a high standard of results across all areas of my store.
One great aspect of Luxottica is they really know how to reward great achievements & hard work. In October I get to fly with my partner to Uluru in Australia to celebrate with the other top performers in Luxottica. I don’t know what this trip has in store for me but I’m sure it’s going to be AMAZING!
How nice would it be to love your job? A job in which you can enrich the lives of others by making them see better, inspiring others to be the best they can be and just having fun. Now imagine the company you work for thinks your work is something special and rewards you by flying you to Uluru to spend a few days celebrating your successes with others who have done the same. Well this is my reality and it is all thanks to a great career with Luxottica.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Troy and I have been fortunate enough to work with Luxottica for the past seven and a half years. My career has seen me move from Western Australia to Victoria and work for the two great companies of Laubman & Pank and OPSM. I have been a graduate and Senior Optometrist, an Area Eyecare Manager and now a Managing Optometrist with OPSM and an Optometry Technology Coordinator. I love my current roles as I am able to provide world class eye care for all my patients while inspiring and mentoring my colleagues to do the same. Luxottica has stood behind me the whole way, creating a fantastic culture in which to work and inspiring me to grow every day. Seriously, I believe I have the best job in the world and to top this all off I am excited to say that Luxottica has rewarded me with the honor of being named a Leader of the New Dawn. Over the next few weeks I hope to provide you with a little insight into what this honour entails and how I got to where I am today. I hope you all decide to come along on my journey…
Hello world! I’m Kirsty, the store manager for one of our beautiful Sunglass Hut stores in the sunny city of Christchurch.
My journey to this role began when I first started selling sunglasses from my family’s surf & street wear shop. Although we only stocked a small range, the most popular sunglass brand was Oakley. Through my sales role I quickly gained an insight into the vast amount of technology & innovation that goes into manufacturing a single sunglass. There were always exciting new things to learn about the Oakley range with new designs always being released with the latest technology and it was always exciting to be able to share my knowledge & passion with our customers.
I have always been into fashion, loved keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends through magazines & being inspired by celebs on TV. An idol of mine for the past few years has been Rachel Zoe & her passion for the industry made me excited when I found out there was a job available at Sunglass Hut. SGH stocked amazing brands by world class designers such as Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana just to name a few! This was the perfect way to blend my love of fashion & what I thought was an extensive knowledge of sunglasses (but boy did I have ALOT to learn!)
At the time I started at Sunglass Hut I was already half way through my Commerce degree in which I planned to major in accounting & economics. SGH was very accommodating to my uni hours and the need for intense study around exam time. Although completing my degree seemed like it was taking a lifetime I always found my focus to be on a future promotion at SGH. I saw getting my degree as a way to step into management at SGH and help with further promotions. After completing my Bachelor of Commerce degree I moved into an assistant manager position and within 3 months was promoted to store manager.
Although I no longer want to pursue a future in accounting I feel that my degree has helped in contributing to my success in my role as a store manager. Last year I was made South Island Store Manager of the Year due to the sales success of my store & this year I have been selected as a Leader of the New Dawn… more on this next time