Angela Spagna

Angela Spagna

Group Store Planning Director

Agordo, Italy

THE MOVER

What has your journey been like at Luxottica? How did you start, and where are you now?

I started my journey in supply chain 3 years ago as Distribution Manager and over the last 2 years I have been part of Luxottica “retail revolution”, a new corporate initiative with the goal of enhancing the integration of the retail business within our Luxottica HQ. In my current role, I lead a team of talented professionals in store planning.

What is your motto and why?

“Be a wave not a rock”, meaning catch the wave, grab its energy and ride it instead of blocking it.

What are the most important skills for your role?

Flexibility, ability to see the big picture and understand how to go deeper and create business values.

What is the most challenging project you’ve worked on? What was the outcome?

Designing and setting up the new store planning team inside the new retail organization in Luxottica.
I identified the key business priorities and then designed the new business processes, put the right tools in place and built a team of talents.

What advice would you give to university students or young professionals thinking about a career in engineering at Luxottica?

A master’s degree in engineering provides you with a method of working that you can apply successfully to different contexts. Then, my team and my role require a constant alignment with different functions and stakeholders: collaboration, therefore, is a key ingredient to win as a team.

Are there opportunities for you to mentor or help grow less experienced colleagues? Why is this important?

Coaching is key since we live in a super dynamic work environment and it is important to constantly learn and evolve to stay relevant. In particular as a woman I love to connect with young professional women in our company and help our gender to build and sustain a diverse working environment.

What is the most important lesson you have learned here?

To celebrate the results and immediately look for the next challenge.