Title:  Thermoplastic Manager

Position: GLE Asia Thermoplastic Manager

Department: GLE SUBS Thermoplastic

Direct Report: VP GLE Asia

Functional Report: GLE WW Thermoplastic Manager

Location: Ladkrabang Industrial Estate


EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018 by the combination of Essilor and Luxottica, our Company combines two centuries of innovation and human endeavour to elevate vision care and the consumer experience around it.


Every day, EssilorLuxottica’s 180,000 employees in 150 countries work towards a common mission to help people see more and be more. In 2021, the Company’s milestones included a collaboration with Meta to launch Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses; the acquisition of GrandVision bringing 39,000 new employees into our family; expansion of our International Employee Shareholding community, and the launch of Eyes on the Planet, our strategic approach to sustainability.



About the role


The head of Asia Engineering for Thermoplastic will be responsible for leading the engineering function for the Thermoplastic Lens expertise in Asia. He will manage and lead a group of engineers and technicians responsible for the development and industrialization of thermoplastic materials, processes, new products and tooling for ophthalmic applications. He will work in close collaboration with operations, R&D and quality.  




Your day at EssilorLuxottica


- Manage and lead the thermoplastic team in Bangkok

- Work closely with operations, lead technical support, standardization and change management for continuous improvement.

-Develop and implement new materials, tooling and technologies for thermoplastic ophthalmic lens manufacturing.

- Manage and/or contribute to industrial projects

- Assist in creating the Thermoplastic Techno plan as it relates to thermoplastic injection molding and its evolution for EssilorLuxottica.

-Communicate at all levels of the organization on project status and important technical points.

- Conduct employee performance evaluations.

- Manage resource allocations effectively.

- Conduct group staff meetings.

- Ensure the development of the expertise in the team, support training plan for the team

- Coordinate activities with other groups within EssilorLuxottica (Operations, R&D, Quality, Projects…)

- Perform other related duties as assigned or as required.



Must have

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in chemical, mechanical, automation, materials engineering, or other engineering-related field.
  • Technical knowledge and significant experience in injection molding
  • Substantial technical engineering leadership experience required
  • Senior management experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of quality management system practices