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Senior Commodity Manager

Date:  Jun 4, 2021
Req ID:  42551
Remote Position:  Yes
Country:  US
Line of Business:  VSP Vision Care
Division:  Corp Procurement & Travel

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

Provide visionary and strategic leadership for strategic sourcing, contracting and post-sourcing efforts that meet or exceed the needs of internal customers and stakeholders. Will manage multiple project teams and ensure delivery of meaningful achievements in cost, quality and service performance. 

Essential Functions

Lead expenditure analysis, cross-functional team formation & management, RFx development & administration, proposal analysis, negotiations, and contract formation/execution

 

Ability to understand and make decisions based on market conditions for the products/services.

 

Regularly review category spend reports, forecasts, and trends that may impact sourcing strategy.

 

Lead multiple cross-functional teams through Sourcing process, institutionalize defined sourcing methodology, analyze corporate expenditures, identify cost drivers.

 

Develop and implement customer driven strategies to reduce total supply chain costs.

 

Preparing sourcing strategies aligned to client needs; demonstrates thorough understanding of industry, business, and category to guide effective decision making

 

Demonstrate consistent understanding of category dynamics to guide effective decision making

 

Develop cost models and communicate findings for assigned spend categories

 

Provide leadership for supplier negotiations, visits, screen suppliers and when needed use quantitative and qualitative criteria to guide selection

 

Along with Contracts representation, guide development of commercial contract terms for incorporation into template agreements pre-approved by the legal department

 

Ensure all contracting activities and documents within assigned responsibility are properly prepared, recorded, and administered

 

Maintain accurate, up-to-date spend category performance reports as appropriate, i.e. savings, supplier performance, client satisfaction, etc.

 

Adhere to the highest ethical standards in representing the interests of the VSP global enterprise in procurement matters

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

 

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or Supply Management – or equivalent work experience

 

Minimum of eight years of experience conducting strategic sourcing and contracting activities for one or more of the following categories: Information Technology, Professional Services, General Services, Marketing & Advertising, Printing, Property Management, Office Products, Medical and/or Laboratory Supplies

 

Expert practitioner of Procurement Fundamentals, including P2P process execution, contract development, contract management, negotiations, and cost modeling

 

Demonstrated e-Sourcing/e-Procurement/Spend Management Technology Proficiency 

 

Expert ability to effectively and efficiently gather relevant data and market analysis needed to understand the internal environment and external marketplace


Excels working with suppliers to ensure compliance with internal requirements, established quality and service metrics, and to develop and continuously improve supplier capabilities and service

 

Strong influence and refined meeting facilitation skills

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Strong project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

 

Extensive history of mentoring & knowledge transfer to junior resources

Preferred Skills

Marketing experience including background or knowledge of media buys, digital, tv, print, social media etc


Knowledge of Marketing terminology 


Experience working for a Marketing Agency


Experience developing statements of work for Agency Services

 

Ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders

 

Ability to mentor of Senior Buyers

Marketing experience including background or knowledge of media buys, digital, tv, print, social media etc


Knowledge of Marketing terminology 


Experience working for a Marketing Agency


Experience developing statements of work for Agency Services

 

Ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders

 

Ability to mentor of Senior Buyers

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting, temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

Job Segment: Medical, Ophthalmic, Marketing Manager, Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Healthcare, Marketing, Management, Operations

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