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EssilorLuxottica Licensed Optician- Assistant Manager in Albany, New York

Licensed Optician- Assistant Manager

Date: May 9, 2024

Brand: LensCrafters


Albany, NY, US, 12205

Requisition ID: 842791

Store # : 000536 LensCrafters

Position: Full-Time

LensCrafters is a place for visionaries. We’ve got a vision for pairing state-of-the-art technology with a truly personal approach to eye care. Everything we do is centered around sight. Because quality care helps us see the joy in life. Because learning from the best, makes us all better. Because continuing our legacy of the highest optical standards helps us innovate the future in optical care.

At LensCrafters, we want every person who enters our doors to feel our passion for care. And that's why we’re committed to taking care of you, so you can bring the best quality experience to our patients and customers.

LensCrafters is part of EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses.


The Assistant Manager acts as a leader in absence of, or in support of the Store Manager & behaves as a business owner within the marketplace & LensCrafters organization. Represents LensCrafters as the premier destination for all vision needs within the community & delivers key performance metrics.


  • Delivers quality & improvement to meet or exceed all key performance indicators (KPIs):

  • Comp Sales, % Sales to Plan; Conversion & Customer Count, Comp Growth; Increased Traffic; Store Operating Profitability; Continuity of Care, Exam Growth & Retention Goals; Net Promoter Score; Current year objectives

  • Demonstrates understanding of retail business & the capability to transfer knowledge to superior sales & business results. Learns & understands the competition & market trends.

  • Supports the store manager in diagnosing the business & leverages the synergies of Retail, Lab & Doctor to drive positive results.

  • Supports store business plans to maximize sales & profit, leverages strengths & addresses opportunities for recovery.

  • Partners with store manager to lead a team through strong knowledge & skills.

  • Provides training & guidance to team members.

  • Delivers clear & constructive feedback in a timely manner.

  • Informs store manager of any situation that may require any development or disciplinary action of others.

  • Supports recruiting, helps select high caliber team & creates talent pipeline.

  • Follows guidelines to optimally staff store.

  • Shows great pride in the store appearance & executes visual directives.

  • Strives to maintain positive working relationship with doctors.

  • Adheres to & ensures compliance of team to Company policies & procedures. Meets or exceed all goals.

  • Anticipates problems before they occur; explores underlying reasons and root cause; strives for long-term solutions to problems.

  • Performs & understands administrative duties.

  • Maintains a safe working environment for all.

  • Works a flexible schedule, including nights & weekends.

  • Under current & valid state Opticianry license perform the following:

  • Provides expertise & product knowledge on lens choices based on the patient’s vision needs & doctor prescription.

  • Adjusts &/or repairs eyewear.

  • Presents and dispenses eyewear & creates a lasting impression.

  • Performs accurate digital measurements.


  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • Current & valid state Opticianry license

  • 1+ year(s) management/supervisory experience with direct reports

  • Knowledge of retail operations, processes & policies

  • Strong basic math skills

  • Familiarity with cash register, computers & calculators

  • Must have a strong command of the English language for all written correspondence & oral communication

  • Strong communicator & listener

  • Demonstrated high-level of selling skills

  • Proven ability to problem solve


  • College degree or equivalent

  • Previous experience in leadership position within retail & customer service industry

  • Knowledge of basic optics

  • Knowledge of current store merchandise

  • State licensure (if applicable) &/or ABO Certification in non-licensed states

  • Brand Final Inspector Certification

  • Brand Quality, Fitting & Adjusting Program

​Pay Range: 19.88 - 34.53

Employee pay is determined by multiple factors, including geography, experience, qualifications, skills and local minimum wage requirements. In addition, you may also be offered a competitive bonus and/or commission plan, which complements a first-class total rewards package. Benefits may include health care, retirement savings, paid time off/vacation, and various employee discounts.

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, EssilorLuxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 (be sure to provide your name and contact information so that we may follow up in a timely manner) or email HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law. Native Americans in the US receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

Nearest Major Market: Albany

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