Business Manager for Partners,
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR CAREER PATH AT ESSILOR?
Eduardo Razzolini: I joined Essilor in 2011 after a long experience in the Finance department of an agribusiness company. My first position, in a partner lab in São Paulo, was restructuring the new Finance department to Group controlling processes and standards. After three years I moved to Essilor’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro as a Financial Planning Manager where I had a much more strategic role working on budgeting, pricing plans and guiding decisions on everything from investments, capex, to cost savings. From day one I could see the potential for evolving my career and it’s pushed me to pursue further qualifications, including an MBA specializing in Finance, Strategy, Innovation and an Executive MBA.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN MISSIONS IN YOUR JOB NOW?
E. R.: I wanted to broaden my experience beyond Finance and mid last year Essilor enabled me to take up a new position as Business Manager for Partners. It’s a much more complex role, working with several other support functions, where I get to use my Finance skills and more! I’m helping develop the revenues of partner labs in Brazil, mostly family run companies, through applying Essilor’s business and strategic planning expertise.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB AND WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO WORK AT THE ESSILOR GROUP?
E.R.: I really enjoy the ability to support the business – analyzing, reading beyond the figures and giving advice to see the company grow. We evaluate a vast amount of data so working together is really important. I like the fact that I’m constantly learning from those around me – in Finance you never work alone! I’m really proud to work for a company that improves lives by improving sight.