We currently have a General Manager II career opportunity at our Sacramento, CA location.
Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux, Crizal and Transitions are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.
Responsible for the leadership, management and profitability of the facility. The General Manager will oversee all laboratory operations including production process management, quality and continuous improvement, equipment and maintenance, customer focus/service, safety and administration functions. Achieves goals by providing direction, organization, coordination, communication and employee development. Builds a cohesive team, leading by example and managing directly through lab supervisor and group leads. Coordinates with the sales force to grow the business. Develops and takes appropriate action in managing the lab budget and meeting expected profitability by controlling labor, material and other cost.
Provides leadership that fosters teamwork, employee respect, empowerment, and open communication. Recommends, implements and coordinates with Shared Services and policies that maximize employee development, training and performance.
Leads by example an obsession for customer service through own actions. Builds strong partnerships with customers to understand their needs and deliver a top quality product. Focuses team on monitoring changes in the market and customer base and implements effective marketplace responses.
Prioritizes and invests in the development of the organization and its people. Ensures rewards reflect the value of the employees contribution to the business. Ensures activities are in place to continuously develop departmental employees and assess future management/leadership potential.
Identifies and implements optimal structure and core processes for lab manufacturing function. Continuously improves each to achieve efficiencies and help better meet changing customer needs. Coordinates, directs and manages all aspects of lab operations.
Initiates activities that support Lab Network strategies to achieve plan. Champions and influences change efforts through direction and coordination of efforts and activities at multiple locations.
Implements an optimal layout for the lab. Ensures team leverages their knowledge of various equipment and employee capabilities to optimize workflow. Ensures team works together to quickly alter workflow when required. Follows standard operating procedures and suggests improvements to management.
Provides team with aggressive and clear performance objectives directly tied to lab performance expectations for quality, productivity and growth. Creates an environment that inspires the team to take personal ownership for achieving stretch goals and performance improvement.
Implements cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, and labor costs. Makes trade-off across the lab to balance demands and competitive pressures when investing in the lab and controlling expenses.
Delivers against operational budgets, forecasts and profit targets. Manages against key objectives.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum 2 years of general management experience required.
1 to 3 years manufacturing experience required.
Direct customer relationship experience required.
Demonstrated abilities with successful implementation of manufacturing methods and process
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.