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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
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Developing methods for inspection, testing and evaluation
Quality Manager
MN - St. Cloud

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Essilor of America
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Grow your skills in a diverse role with career growth potential while supporting a strong mission

If you complement your quality expertise with strong leadership and project management skills, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Make an impact leading a growing quality program supporting five optical labs at our St. Cloud campus, including one of Essilor's largest labs.
  • Expand your experience providing day-to-day quality leadership, driving projects such as ISO 13485 certification, contributing as a member of the campus-wide leadership team and more. Quick question for you - click here
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities or advance within the quality program or into other areas such as operations.
  • 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.
  • Become part of 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 7,000 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.
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Mark Your Mark Leading a Growing Quality Program at a 5-Lab Campus within a Global Industry Leader

The Requirements
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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 Quality Manager opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role in quality assurance in production environments. Quick question for you - click here
  • Familiarity with statistical process control (SPC).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical abilities, good judgment and self-direction.
  • Solid PC skills.
  • ASQ certified as CQE and familiarity with ISO 9001 are plusses.
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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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Reporting to the Regional Operations Director, you will oversee a team that includes a Quality Engineer, Trainers, Inspectors and Auditors. You will lead the team in various activities, including projects and systems to ensure the quality of Essilor products. This will include planning and directing activities concerned with the development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products by performing the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Quick question for you - click here
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Why Join Us
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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.

Great place to live
In St. Cloud, we enjoy the amenities of a larger city alongside the peace and sense of community of a smaller city. With a cost of living that is lower than the national average, strong schools and a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities from hockey at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center to the Beaver Islands trail, you can make a great life in St. Cloud.

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; unlimited vacation; a 401(k) plan with company match; comprehensive training through Essilor University; an employee stock purchase plan with company match; and more.
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More Insight
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More about the role
The campus includes five industry-leading labs: Custom Eyes, dbl Labs, Epic Labs Precision Optics, and a glass lab. As Quality Manager, you will:
  • Develop and initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation.
  • Provide quality technical support to other functional areas, such as R&D and manufacturing.
  • Provide instruction and training to the Inspectors and QA group.
  • Prepare, present and communicate quality issues and developments.
  • Perform data analysis, including statistical analysis, and determine corrective actions.
  • Develop problem-solving techniques and implementation.
  • Lead and participate in improvement projects.
  • Assume responsibility for:
    • ISO initiatives and certifications.
    • Calibration of testing equipment.
    • The QA Lab and its functions.
    • The training management system (TMS).
    • EFQM implementation and control.
  • Build and maintain relations with other supervisors and managers to discuss and solve various production and quality issues.
  • Interact with all departments and all employee levels.
  • Matrix reporting with Zone Director of Quality & CI and provide ongoing communication with Zone quality aspects of specifications, customer complaints, supplier issues, etc.
  • Communicate with customers.
  • Communicate with other manufacturing sites.
In general, you will work regular business hours, although we run three shifts and there will be occasions when you will need to interact with each shift. You will work on-site and we have protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all employees.

More about your success
To excel in this role you will grasp and own the quality big picture for the campus, and also take a hands-on approach to leading programs and processes. We're looking for a professional who understands the nuances of change management, including the patience and persistence it requires. You'll spend a good deal of time in the production areas of each facility, and you'll find that employees are open to positive change. A collaborative approach will work well, although there also may be times when you need to be assertive.

In addition, to excel in this role, you will:
  • Coach, counsel, and inspire operational leaders and employees, sharing your passion for quality with them.
  • Demonstrate strong judgment, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Bring strong self-motivation and achieve goals independently while also promoting teamwork.
  • Combine creativity and analytical thinking in solving problems.
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Bring a commitment to our mission and goals.
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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.