Eyewear Production Manager - Central London - Up to 41K

Eyewear Production ManagerLondon (Greater London (City of London))Reference: ZOP4122
  • Exanding Bespoke Eyewear Manufacturer
  • Manage Their London Workshop
  • Full Time
  • Up to 41K Plus Bonus

Eyewear Production Vacancies and Optical Frame Production Manager jobs based in Central London. Zest Optical are working with an exciting UK based eyewear brand to hire a full time Eyewear Production Manager.

A leading boutique Eyewear manufacturer based in Central London (Kings Cross) are looking for a full time Eyewear Production Manager to run their state of the art production facility.

This company have several Opticians across the UK supplying their own unique, handmade quality frames. You will manage all production through their workshop, as they grow to become one of the world’s most innovative, customer centric, spectacles companies in the world.

Eyewear Production Manager - Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Managing the full end-to-end production of all Bespoke and Bespoke+ orders, received via stores or online via the company App
  • Creating small commercial runs of frames
  • Managing the production of all prototypes, samples and experimental frames
  • Overseeing the production of technical drawings and CNC drawings
  • Operating equipment such as in-house CNC machine, lasercutter, barrels, bridge bumpers, etc.
  • Recruiting the workshop team, hiring, training and developing the team, including managing the rotas and resource requirements
  • Managing all frame repairs and ‘rehab’ services, as well as frame matting, nosepads additions and other adjustments
  • Sourcing materials (acetate, horn and optical hardware) and machinery to develop the workshop
  • Training others on making spectacles, including frame making classes to the general public
  • Producing regular reports for the rest of the team.
  • Cataloguing and photographing all frames that come through the workshop to create a long term permanent archive
  • Initially managing a team of 2 FTE. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and developing the team to be the envy of the industry.
  • You will work closely with other parts of the business – operations, glazing, retail, ecommerce, customer services.

Eyewear Production Manager - Requirements

  • Excellent and relevant experience of CNC and modern production methods are a bonus but not required
  • Have strong experience in 3D Cad, such as Rhino, Autodesk Fusion 360 and Solidworks
  • An effective builder of teams, taking pride in how you recruit, manage and develop your teams
  • Have a problem solving mindset, and a dynamic approach to efficiency and improvement.
  • Be a self-starter with plenty of energy, and outstanding at working under your own initiative and under pressure
  • Have an impeccable eye and passion for design and detail, and high quality standards
  • Energised by their values: Pioneers, Proud, For All
  • Optical experience is not essential. We’re looking for transferrable skills and a hunger for improvement, over an approach to doing things a traditional way.
  • Experienced at working cross functionally with great communication skills.


  • FT, 40 hours a week
  • Salary, £36,000 to £41,000 p/a, depending on experience
  • Annual bonus linked to company performance
  • Complimentary spectacles
  • Bespoke holiday allowance
  • Management training and development
  • Lots of company socials
  • Free Fruit and Yoga

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV to rebecca.wood@zestoptical.com or call 0114 238 1726 for more information.

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Contact: Rebecca Wood
Email: rebecca.wood@zestoptical.com
Telephone: 0114 238 1726