Optical Laboratory Branch Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18
Traverse City, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18

We are currently seeking an experienced Optical Laboratory Branch Manager for our well established Traverse City, MI location. This is an excellent opportunity to join our TEAM…We are the #1 independent optical wholesaler in America!

Job Summary

Overall leadership and managerial responsibility for the efficient operation and production of an Ophthalmic Laboratory serving the account base in such a way as to expand and sustain the growth of the branch.   Additionally, the Branch Manager is responsible for laboratory profitability and maintenance of a TEAM environment among the office and production staff in the service to our accounts. 

Position Specifics:

  • Must be technically sound and have familiarity with lab functions for the production of ophthalmic lenses;
  • Working knowledge of inventory control methods, P & L statements and production work flow;
  • Strong personal leadership and communication skills;
  • Ability to build/manage employee team...hire, train, coach and motivate personnel;
  • Maintain a safe work environment in compliance with OSHA standards;
  • Ability to interface with customer accounts and sales team...retain, develop and foster customer relations.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and insurable driving record that complies with The Walman Optical Company Motor Vehicle Policy.


  • Management / Assistant Management experience
  • Minimum 5 years hands-on optical laboratory production experience; Surface and/or Finish
  • Training in optical technology or equivalent manufacturing industry experience
  • Digital Vision Inc. (DVI) optical manufacturing software experience a major plu


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