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Manager - Production

Date:  May 17, 2024
Brand:  Essilor and Subsidiaries

Youngstown, OH, US, 44505


We are EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technologies and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to create a vertically integrated business that is uniquely positioned to address the world’s evolving vision needs and the global demand of a growing eyewear industry.

With over 180,000 dedicated employees in 150 countries driving our iconic brands, our people are creative, entrepreneurial and celebrated for their unique perspectives and individuality. Committed to vision, we enable people to “see more and be more” thanks to our innovative designs and lens technologies, exceptional quality and cutting-edge processing methods. Every day we impact the lives of millions by changing the way people see the world


The Manager- Production is responsible for overseeing the assigned shift or department to ensure the achievement of the established metrics and standards for safety, quality, production, customer service, and people management. The Manager- Production is responsible for developing high-performing teams, leading change and continuous improvement, driving results, inspecting what is expected, and building a best-in-class working environment. Responsible for ensuring the strategies to achieve the expected results are executed. Builds collaborative relationships within and across departments and corporate support. Leads Production Supervisors, who are responsible for achieving the daily results, and may lead other employees. The scope of the role may vary based on various factors (e.g., volume, types of services, number of employees, and equipment and tools).


  • Enforces safety and compliance policies and procedures for a safe and compliant work environment.
  • Evaluates current and future needs by leveraging reports, data, floor observations, and discussions with others.
  • Develops strategic plans, in partnership with their leader, to meet the safety, quality, production, and people management metrics and standards.
  • Formulates and enforces departmental procedures and objectives.
  • Leads financial and budget activities for maximum operational efficiency.
  • Ensures consistency of practices, policies, and procedures within assigned area.
  • Monitors production and quality progress by reviewing reports and data, observing the production floor, managing performance, and inspecting production and quality progress. 
  • Adjusts production and quality plans, as needed, to ensure labor efficiency and production and quality goals are met.
  • Conducts people management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Performs these responsibilities for direct reports and supports these efforts for indirect reports, as needed.
  • Addresses complaints and resolves basic employee issues (teamwork, non-policy violations, payroll and benefits questions).
  • Communicates performance goals and expectations and continuously updates the production team on performance and policies/procedures.
  • Ensures that there is an adequate distribution of skills to ensure the production and quality goals are met, including developing employees for continuous growth.
  • Builds and develops direct reports to ensure capabilities for executing operational strategies; this includes talent development practices (performance management and succession planning).
  • Fosters a positive work environment (teamwork, fairness, engagement) and ensures employees demonstrate the company’s values.
  • Facilitates the preparation and analysis of reports.
  • Leads and participates on project teams.
  • Participates and leads business meetings.
  • Partners with other Production Managers and other departments (e.g.,engineering and maintenance) to achieve the expected results and continuous improvements.


  • High School diploma/G.E.D.
  • 5+ yrs of experience with leading others.
  • 5+ yrs of experience in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Demonstration of leadership skills and abilities.
  • Experience in a very high-volume environment with complex technical processes.
  • Proven track record of individual accomplishment, contribution, and team-based success.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.

Surface Department Manager (Classic Optical) 

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Youngstown

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