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Director, Manufacturing at Warby Parker
New York City, NY, US

Warby Parker is on the lookout for a seasoned Director of Manufacturing to play an important role in helping manage all of our production facilities. In this position, you’ll help determine our strategic network to pave the way for future growth, all while managing day-to-day operations. Reporting to the Senior Director, Operations, you’ll drive some of our company’s key metrics, including those related to safety, quality, fulfillment time, cost, and inventory control. Sound like the job for you? Keep reading!

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop key metrics of safety, quality, fulfillment time, cost, and inventory control
  • Mentor, coach, and educate internal and external functions on manufacturing terms and processes so we can continue to build world-class facilities
  • Research cutting-edge technology that could have a significant impact on both our metrics and employees, then work with our Technology team to implement the most effective solutions
  • Set a strategic vision for our manufacturing network, continuously proposing and evaluating creative solutions that best serve the company and our customers
  • Work with the Operational Excellence team to determine and drive integral projects
  • Lead negotiations with existing and prospective vendors
  • Develop and retain top talent who are highly engaged

Who you are:

  • Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, or a related field
  • Equipped with 8+ years’ hands-on experience in supply chain project management or operations
  • Armed with the leadership skills to build solid relationships and manage a growing team
  • A positive thinker and strong cross-functional collaborator
  • Someone who’s capable of leading high-visibility projects from start to finish with measurable results—and has the track record to prove it!
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Able to travel up to 15% of the time (get ready to rack up frequent-flyer miles!)

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)
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