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MES Solutions Analyst

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,400 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,406 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2019: EUR 4,037 million
  • EBITDA 2019: EUR 604 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


Developing Careers & Potential


Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can develop or further your project experience?

We are GrandVision, home to brands such as Eye Wish, Pearl, Vision Express and more!

Due to expansion we are now looking for a Manufacturing Execution System MES Solution Analyst.

It is an exciting time to join GrandVision as we plan to roll out solutions to other locations and deal with lots of change requests. You will be integral in shaping new solutions as part of a very international team.


The solution analyst for manufacturing execution system technology (MES) owns the IT solutions for the business process domain covering mass cutting, edging and assembly of spectacle lenses into frames, as performed in regional fulfilment centres of Grandvision. Capabilities and processes around manufacturing operations have been designed and are being deployed globally as part of a strategic program within the company. Based on Grandvision’s best practices, a MES solution has been developed which integrates equipment with orders raised in the global SAP ERP suite.

The application support of SAP ERP and MES applications have been outsourced to 3rd parties. The solution analyst plays a critical role in interpreting business needs into changes in the solution architecture for manufacturing.

The main technology components underpinning these manufacturing execution processes are SAP ECC (PP module), SAP EWM and a custom developed MES application (using Java and C#/Beckhoff (PLC)).

  • Identify, understand and document new requirements, design IT solutions accordingly to support the manufacturing process including:
  • Production order management
  • Automation of routing, lens cutting and edging processes
  • Error analysis, handling, and automation
  • Optimizing application robustness
  • Evaluate business problem statements, analyse, articulate and lead in end to end solution build, testing and training
  • Own the solution architecture for production execution, from planning in SAP PP to execution in MES, the enabling integration with the SAP ERP landscape (ECC, EWM) and the functional specifications and configurations of the involved solutions
  • Work closely with stakeholders involving the IT partner supporting the MES application and IT support engineers and business operation experts (key users) in the fulfilment centres
  • Develop the competency in the domain, by establishing active knowledge management and international collaboration between business users

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience in features of manufacturing execution via SAP ECC PP and MES, including production staging, production planning and scheduling, capacity evaluation and levelling, master data related BOM and routings etc.
  • Experience in interfacing between SAP with MES systems
  • Agile practitioner, usage of Jira/ Confluence suite
  • Basic understanding of microservices architecture, Kubernetes and data exchange formats JSON and XML
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT / relevant subject

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • 3+ years of experience in the domain of manufacturing execution
  • Lean Manufacturing (PER??)
  • Experience includes at least one full implementation cycle of a manufacturing execution system, with activities in business and system analysis
  • Problem and root-cause analysis
    • Understanding of the integration and dependencies of manufacturing and warehouse operations, equipment, and solutions
    • Fluent in English
    • Effective communication skills in English, both written and verbal. Other languages are an advantage.
    • Highly accountable
    • Team player mentality and good collaboration, able to effectively influence others
    • Proactive attitude
    • Client-focused approach to work
    • High level of resilience and able to cope with pressure
    • Result-oriented


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Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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