Frames Manufacturing and Supply Chain Lead

Job description

Our Story So Far

Twelve years back, Lenskart was started by a 26-year old entrepreneur - because he wanted to solve the problem of preventive blindness. We had humble beginnings - we spread awareness about eyecare, we took orders for eyeglasses online and shipped them to customers from a warehouse that was the size of a modern-day conference room.

As of today, little by little, Lenskart has served 40 Million people across the globe - helping them see better and lead better quality lives. Simultaneously, we’ve also built ourselves up to be Asia’s largest eyewear company. We have 10,000+ Lenskartians worldwide, more than 1500 omnichannel stores across 175 cities in India, Singapore and Dubai and we are shipping a pair of eyewear every 2.5 seconds, from the world’s most automated eyewear factory!

In 2022, Lenskart partnered with Owndays and took a majority stake in the Japanese-owned eyewear player that has a deep presence in Asia. With this partnership, we have added an additional 400 stores and extended our reach to 13 countries .

Our Key Investors



Kedaara Capital

Steadview Capital

Premji Invest

Temasek Holding


Alpha Wave Ventures

Bay Capital

You: In Our Next Chapter

We’ve come a long way but we’re not there yet. “Good is not good enough,” you’ll hear Lenskartians say that often.

Our aim is to serve One Billion eyes by 2025 globally. And in this journey, we want to go beyond vision correction to transform the way people see and experience the world. That’s our new purpose - and we can only get there through cutting-edge technology and exceptional people.

To realize this vision in the next 3 years, Lenskart’s strategic focus areas are technology, supply chain & manufacturing, talent density and consumer experience. We will also heavily focus our efforts on international expansion, M&A, and taking a bet on entrepreneurial talent. Lenskart aims to be the best global company born out of India - a successful and sustainable organization that continues to serve its purpose in the years to come.

About the role

At Lenskart, we manufacture frames and carry out cutting and assembly of lenses to frames.

Currently we manufacture 3 types of frames - Metal, Plastic and Injection Molded. Our entire

product supply comes from a mix of own manufacturing foot print, our manufacturing JV

and international 3P suppliers in key locations. We are looking to build in-house technology

capability for Injection molded frames and are looking to bring on board a leader to drive this mandate for us Lenskart.

Key responsibilities

1.Frames Localization

  1. Working on localizing production of acetate, metal & Injection frames to the tune of 60-70% of Lenskart’s demand in next 2 years

  2. Developing capabilities of multiple unit operations of frames manufacturing ex. Plating, painting etc

  3. Upgrading Acetate manufacturing capability from 70K to 250K per month

  4. Upgrading Metal capacity to 300K per month

  5. Upgrading TR capacity to 500K per month

2. Strategic Initiatives & Technology Lead

  1. Working with external stakeholders, industry experts and research institutes to leverage best practices, stay updated with emerging technologies and implement the same in frames

  2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams & senior leadership to identify areas of improvement & driving innovation in manufacturing techniques and technologies

  3. Scout for inorganic growth opportunities and cost reduction initiatives through JVs/Contract Manufacturing setups

3. Manufacturing Excellence

  1. Regular assessment of manufacturing operations, identifying & resolving bottlenecks /inefficiencies in the processes in collaboration with operations team

  2. Leading Digital transformation and Automation Projects

  3. Order to delivery time reduction

4. RM Optimization

  1. Working with RM vendors to develop new and upcoming materials for frames.

  2. Find credible cost-effective suppliers

  3. Develop local capability of parts manufacturing in India

5. China Partnership

  1. Work with sourcing lead to implement best practices across all vendors

  2. Lead component standardization across vendor

Job requirements

You are someone who has/is

  • Atleast 7+ years of relevant experience with an engineering undergraduate degree

  • Entrepreneurial: Capable of taking ownership, open to dynamic decision-making approach

  • Commercial ‘Street Smarts’: Business acumen in terms of ability to deal/ negotiate with 3Ps around structuring and operating model decisions,

  • Strong technology mindset and curiosity: Willingness to learn about new areas, technologies; Analytical and strategic thinking, ability to deal with technologists

  • Must bring shop floor experience in production (manufacturing operations of complex parts and product development) and in SC planning in complex manufacturing environments from best in class global and Indian companies

  • Bring understanding of commercial / project based JV’s and commercial business constructs (BOT, BOO, BLT, etc) and international project engagement (working with partners in JV’s, Custom Manufacturing, etc, to estimate, negotiate and agree on budgets and timescales),

  • Bring knowledge of techno-commercial functions of technology transfer, erection & commissioning of equipment and implementation of quality guidelines;

  • Has experience working with a lean team of 2-3 people and collaborating organization-wide as required.

Preferred experience

  • Post graduation in Industrial Engineering/ Supply Chain/Manufacturing/ Production Management preferred (from Tier 1 Institutes)