VP, Manufacturing Engineering & Innovation

May 11, 2022
Schertz, TX
Job Type


Who We Are:

The Visionworks Manufacturing Leadership Team is an innovative group dedicated to empowering everyone to see the world they love in a surprisingly simple way. We're looking for a VP of Engineering and Innovation who is driven by curiosity, grit, and the ability to think both globally and tactically. This leader will be guided by our #beHUMAN value while delivering results and thrives working with machines, creating processes, and collaboratively solving complex problems. (Think Rubix cube meets Transformers meets eye care.)

The Leader We Need:

Over 50% of the U.S. population wears glasses which makes the Visionworks Engineering and Innovation team kind of a big deal. The VP of this group will lead our commitment to provide a simple and flawless patient experience by delivering ready-to-wear glasses. Guided by research, testing, process evolution, equipment best practices, and sustainability, this team will deliver results critical to overall business success.

Building a team of best-in-class maintenance and project managers, the VP of Engineering and Innovation will lead production flow optimization by leveraging talent and technology to support overall growth objectives while also meeting safety standards. This person will communicate broad trends and observations upward using their operational efficiency knowledge, positioning the team to contribute to overall success metrics.

This VP will also work cross-functionally with our parent company and internal business partners to create innovative synergies leading to the continued improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and the delivery of KPIs. They’ll also foster partnerships that contribute to the growth of our associates. We love positive collaboration, have a "no jerks allowed" policy, and believe leading with kindness and heart is just as valuable as data.

This leader will:

Identify and implement new technologies and processes to ensure our patient's eyewear is produced with high quality and delivered on time.
Oversee and facilitate the equipment business case creation, bid, and selection process.
Process design and analysis to include equipment/facility needs, placement, and appropriate workflows to support the business.
Responsible for business case and project plan development.
Adequately leverage capital investments to optimize efficiencies and reduce costs while delivering the desired financial results.
Interface with Product team partners on new products to determine feasibility and manufacturability.
Be amazing. Be appreciated. Be a great human with solid character and competence.


Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education. (Really. We value experience AND degrees.)
Master's Degree in a similar field a plus
Fifteen (15) plus years in a manufacturing/distribution environment across multiple disciplines
Experience in Lean Manufacturing environments and feels comfortable working across a complex matrix environment in mid to large size organizations.

What we offer:

At Visionworks, we offer a generous, competitive benefits package (for our part-timers, too!) and exclusive employee discounts —including but not limited to

Vision Coverage)
Paid Parental Leave
Bereavement Leave
401 (k) Savings Plan
Paid Time off
Milestone anniversary awards
Medical, Dental for Full Timers
And more!

Everyone has a story that makes them who they are. At Visionworks, we're looking for charismatic people who can lead authentically and with their unique voice. We are actively committed to fostering an environment where all are seen and heard as we embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I).

Visionworks is an equal opportunity employer committed to the hiring, advancement, and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability or veteran status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law.

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