Title:  Project Manager


Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. We currently have a Project Manager career opportunity at our Dallas, Texas location.


Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux®, Crizal® and Transitions® are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.


The Project Manager will support the fast growing Strategic Programs Office division within Essilor of America. Working closely with members of the commercial and business unit teams, the Project Manager is responsible for managing the planning, development, and operationalization of assigned programs. The successful candidate is an experienced project manager, comfortable working cross-functionally to develop and execute new opportunities with minimal oversight. 



•    Leads project teams in the initiation, planning, development, execution and operationalization of strategic projects and initiatives
•    Organizes meetings, information and all project documentation in a clear and consistent manner to support the team’s visibility and understanding of project details
•    Develops detailed, integrated project plans, timelines and executive level dashboards to provide continuous insight into the progress and status of assigned projects
•    Manages with limited oversight, project resources (time, budget and personnel) to ensure team alignment and engagement for on-time and on-budget execution of projects
•    Manages the development of business process flows and business requirements as needed
•    Continuously communicates status updates, critical path milestones, project timeline and risks, providing the appropriate level of detail to match each intended audience
•    Works closely with IT, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Lab Operations, Marketing, Finance, Commercial teams and External Vendors/Partners to develop standard operating procedures to support the overall health of the solutions
•    Works with Business unit teams and QA to develop test strategy, test cases, and execution of user acceptance testing (UAT)
•    Develop and execute change management plan for internal resources and to impacted external stakeholders (customers, vendors, etc)
•    Develop reporting metrics to monitor new solutions and methods to track and resolve any outstanding or recurring issues
•    Develops guidelines and implementation checklists to transition the project through closure, supporting the on-going project health following project implementation
•    Conduct and document a “Lessons Learned” session with the project team and the target audience of the effort
•    Contributes to the generation of critical insights and recommendations for improvement through synthesis of internal and external data
•    In coordination with other SPO team members, maintains and aligns understandings of operational constraints and characteristics of each EOA Channel into opportunity evaluations
•    Works to resolve complex problems with a cross-functional team where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
•    Other duties as directed by Manager


•    Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA preferred
•    5+ years of project management and business analysis experience required; PMP preferred
•    Ophthalmic, healthcare or pharmaceutical industry experience strongly preferred
•    A self-motivator with an intellectual curiosity, eager to learn and grow, able to learn on their own
•    Proven track record of understanding and satisfying customer requirements
•    Experience facilitating and leading working sessions with internal and external stakeholders to successfully drive value-added results
•    Proven track record of analytical, organizational and project management skills, with excellent ability to synthesize information for broader consumption
•    Highly developed and effective verbal and written communication skills
•    PC Proficiency required – with experience using the Google Suite/Workspace and advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and Project Scheduling tools (MS Project, Smartsheet, PlanView, or equivalent)
•    Experience with ERP software, such as Oracle or SAP is a plus


*No relocation offered for this position*


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth