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Director of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity
TX - Dallas


Opportunity Snapshot
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Drive significant and authentic impact while building a career home at a global industry leader
If you complement your human resources/organizational development background with business savvy and a proven ability to foster innovation, this position offers you several compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make a significant impact as you ensure culture, engagement, inclusion and diversity -- part of our core values -- are well-integrated into our day-to-day operations.
  • Play a key role in intriguing corporate initiatives, such as efforts to ensure a consistent and strong culture that delivers on our values and promotes engagement. Quick question for you - click here
  • Drive programs that make a true difference. Not only will you develop the strategy, but you also will be embedded in the execution.
  • Join an organization driven by a threefold mission: Improving lives by improving sight, Innovating for better vision, and Reaching the 2.7 billion underserved.
  • Enjoy the opportunity and resources of a growing global organization -- our 2018 merger with Luxottica has given us an unmatched global footprint in the eyewear industry.
Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 8,000 people and operates the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S. Essilor of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, and other brands, and our products are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor has been on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Companies every year since 2010, and we ranked #62 out of 700 corporations awarded the title "Diversity Leader 2020" by the Financial Times.

Video: As part of the #DifferenceMakers campaign, Essilor chose four eyecare professionals and three Essilor employees to participate in a mission trip to Southeast Asia in March 2019.
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Be a Leader in Culture, Mission and Innovation across an Organization with Clear, Strong Values

The Requirements
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To be be a good fit for the Director of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources or another related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in organizational development, human resources or similar, including 5+ years leading culture, engagement, inclusion and diversity initiatives at the director level. Quick question for you - click here
  • Proven expertise in and a passion for culture, engagement, inclusion and diversity.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead significant and lasting cultural change.
  • An innovative mindset as well as the ability to inspire innovation in others.
  • The ability to both develop and execute strategy.
  • Experience creating and delivering executive presentations, including developing business cases.
  • The ability to understand our complex business model.
  • A results orientation.
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Video: As part of the #DifferenceMakers campaign, Essilor chose four eyecare professionals and three Essilor employees to participate in a mission trip to Southeast Asia in March 2019.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You will develop, socialize and implement programs and services that promote culture, engagement, inclusion and diversity (CEI&D), and also ensure that existing programs and services are well-known to employees. We have many of the pieces and your role will be to continue to build and ensure that they come together effectively.
 
We are looking for a professional who can act as a true partner to various groups and business units, helping them deliver on our core values. The vision and strategy you develop should go beyond ethnicity and gender. In addition, you'll help others build skills not only in CEI&D, but also in managing change. We are proud of being recognized for diversity and inclusion, and you will help ensure that everyone values and embraces CEI&D. Quick question for you - click here
 
You'll work with different groups to achieve your goals. For example, we recently introduced new Engagement Ambassadors in the U.S. who will promote inclusion & diversity, our mission, wellness and employee development.
 
Another area in which you can make an impact is in building collaboration in the organization. We have grown both organically and via mergers & acquisitions, and you'll help develop leaders across the organization to encourage communication and knowledge sharing.
 
A sampling of your specific responsibilities:
  • Designing strategies that are holistic and also address specific needs in driving business performance and organization culture.
  • Developing metrics for measuring and monitoring overall CEI&D, as well as the effectiveness of specific programs.
  • Creating and delivering training to help employees embrace different perspectives; you'll also provide "train the trainers" support for managers and supervisors.
  • Ensuring CEI&D strategies integrate effectively with HR strategies and programs.
  • Providing coaching and guidance for various groups.
  • Managing the CEI&D budget.
  • And more.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
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Move the needle
This is not a case of fixing something that is broken or putting out fires day in and day out. The role will have its reactive elements, but for the most part you will focus on proactive efforts. You'll focus on U.S. operations, but we believe the right person can have an influence beyond that.

Valuing differences and encouraging teamwork
We’re proud that Essilor leads with inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to create an environment where people love their work, and where all of our employees know they make a real difference through their ingenuity, creativity, and drive. Our employees’ commitment encourages teamwork and stimulating professional relationships.

Great environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial, and the company has been innovating both technologically and to solve problems for 170 years. You'll also be part of global organization and be part of a global HR team.

Truly living our values
At Essilor, we believe everyone deserves to see life and all its detail with the best vision possible. That's why, in addition to designing, manufacturing and distributing quality vision care solutions worldwide, we invest in raising awareness of the importance of good vision, support eyecare professionals, invent new technologies and products, and support philanthropic initiatives. We also are committed to robust standards for environmental sustainability. These are just a couple of reasons we were one of the 52 companies named to Fortune magazine's 2019 Change the World list.

Excellent compensation
In addition to competitive compensation and bonus potential, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive training through Essilor University; lens and frame benefits for you and your family; an employee stock purchase plan with company match; and more.
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Road to Success
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To excel in this role you will be excited about the challenge of putting your opinion on the table and helping build strong leadership across our company. Your expertise in culture, engagement, inclusion and diversity will be essential, but you also will need business savvy in order to influence others. Another key element will be innovation, and just as we are constantly seeking ways to improve our products, you will need to be an evangelist for cultural innovation. That means motivating others to bring their own innovation to the fore.
 
One of your challenges will be to ensure employees know how to take advantage of CEI&D resources, and how to get involved. You'll promote these values and programs in both our internal and external brands, ensuring the messaging communicates the sincerity and genuineness of our efforts. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Director of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity, you will:
  • Help others embrace organizational change.
  • Lead geographically dispersed teams effectively, promoting collaboration and commitment.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to strength our culture through D & I.
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Anticipate outcomes and impact as you create programs.
  • Develop clear and compelling messaging around D & I.
  • Manage and articulate the D & I big picture, but also pay attention to details.
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Essilor of America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at eharrison@engage2excel.com.