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Do you have experience in Warehouse Management (WM) software and related systems used to support distribution center / warehouse operations?
Inventory Control Supervisor
TX - Lewisville

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America.
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Make an Impact Leading a Team and Ensuring Inventory Optimization and Accuracy

If you complement your background in warehouse operations and inventory control with foundational leadership experience in a lead, coordinator or similar role and the ability to train and coach team members and meet daily goals, the role of Inventory Control Supervisor offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make a strong impact as you optimize the inventory function, ensure the accuracy of stock on the shelf and in the WM system, and make a good thing even better.
  • Enjoy visibility and exposure as you work with supply chain planners, Finance, Customer Service, and others on a variety of responsibilities from audits and issue resolution to service improvements, budget goals, special projects and more.
  • Lead, coach and develop a solid team including two experienced coordinators and six associates supporting the warehouse and inventory functions.
  • Be part of a unique, values-oriented culture. We pride ourselves on providing opportunities to proven performers to take on new responsibilities and/or pursue advancement opportunities here in the Dallas area and around the globe. In fact, this role is open because the incumbent is pursuing another opportunity within Essilor. 
  • Enjoy the stability and resources of a growing global organization -- our recent merger with Luxottica has made us the world's largest player in the eyewear industry.
  • Join an organization driven by a threefold mission: Improving lives by improving sight, innovating for better vision, and reaching the 2.7 billion underserved.
Improving Lives By Improving Sight. Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States, employs more than 10,000 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.
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Advance Your Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Management Role at a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
Find out what you'll need to own and thrive in this role.
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Inventory Control Supervisor opportunity, you will have:
  • Broad experience in warehouse operations, inventory control and administrative functions  Quick question for you - click here
  • Strong leadership / supervisory skills; professionalism when interacting with employees and staff 
  • Experience as a team lead, coordinator or similar role requiring strong leadership ability
  • Excellent interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects while simultaneously maintaining focus on meeting and exceeding daily production standards
  • PC proficiency including skill with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access); exposure to / experience with Warehouse Management (WM) software and related systems used to support distribution center / warehouse operations  Quick question for you - click here
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent; an associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred
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The Role
Explore the primary responsibilities of the Inventory Control Supervisor position.
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Reporting to the General Manager at our Lewisville Distribution Center, as Inventory Supervisor, you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of warehouse activities including providing direct supervision to warehouse employees. Throughout each day, you will adjust priorities to ensure the team is meeting daily receiving, shipping and warehouse schedules, and perform hands-on warehouse tasks as required to meet goals. You will also participate with management in setting inventory goals and strategy, budget attainment and in implementing new procedures and policies. Some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring daily activity levels and performance
  • Adjusting work priorities and assignments throughout the day to ensure schedules are met
  • Providing coaching, counseling, training and personnel development planning for all employees on your team; identifying improvement opportunities; teambuilding
  • Implementing modifications in work processes to meet long-term performance and service requirements
  • Communicating with management, operations, customer service personnel, customers and others as needed to resolve issues or improving service
  • Actively participating with the Supply Chain team on major issues impacting service, cost, etc.
  • Working on special projects as required and assigned by management
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
More great reasons to join our team.
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Strong training
You will receive up to four weeks of excellent training to ensure you have the skills and knowledge needed to make your mark, thrive and excel in this role. You'll train with the GM, Supply Chain and others in Lewisville and interact regularly with inventory experts at our largest distribution center in Columbus. 

Great environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, sharp and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial and fresh, backed by 170 years of success. You'll also be part of a diverse, global talent organization. You'll find many people who have built long careers at Essilor. History shows, that when people join us they tend to stay.

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 a competitive salary 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.

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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More Insight
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional insight about the role, please read below.
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More about the Requirements
In addition to the basics described under The Requirements tab, you will also need:
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize work and perform under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent attention to detail with accuracy and precision in relation to inventory control
  • Strong learning ability and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Optical industry experience is a plus but not required
More about the Role
In addition to the responsibilities described under The Role tab, specific tasks will include:
  • Supervising the daily activities of the Inventory Control Team, assuring the right accuracy of the stock on hand information (quantity and country of origin)
  • Responsibility for evaluating inventory needs and implementing processes to meet those needs
  • Handling all inventory management-related tasks in the warehouse
  • Maintaining inventory levels, making monthly inventory reports, recording and labeling inventory items to be used in the future and maintaining accurate records
  • Working with the Supply Chain Team to make sure that inventory is on route, on shelves and well-stocked
  • Communicating directly with customer service regarding customer complaints and inspections
  • Identifying inventory deficiencies and training needs regarding inventory within the facility
  • Assisting with the development of inventory-related training programs to correct inventory deficiencies, and training cross-functional associates to correct inventory-related issues
  • Managing, inputting and supporting SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for the DDC BOS (ISO Business Operating System)
  • Developing ideas for work simplification, cost reduction, process improvement methods, scheduling and labor hour planning
  • Making sure audits are completed, as required weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually
  • And more
You will work a Monday - Friday day shift with the flexibility to occasionally work Saturday. 

More about your success
We understand that there will be a learning curve, and you'll have support, but we'll also look to you to be proactive about getting up to speed as quickly as possible. The pace here is fast and change happens frequently. Those who excel at Essilor truly enjoy the dynamic environment and remain agile and able to pivot where required.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Inventory Control Supervisor, you will:

  • Maintain an unwavering commitment to safety including compliance with all company policies and procedures (OHSAS 18001)
  • Consistently deliver results, meeting and exceeding goals
  • Adapt in dynamic, changing environment including some ambiguity
  • Flex and adapt to meet demands 
If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we look forward to hearing from you.
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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 carolyn.currie@essilorusa.com.