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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

General Summary

Under minimal supervision purchase goods, services, and assets for the company. Manage assigned commodities, issue bids, negotiate contracts, pricing and terms, manage suppliers, and maintain strong department relationships.

Essential Functions

Develop, administer and award RFP s, RFQ s and RFI s for Maintenance Repair Operation (MRO) commodities, assets, and other assigned special projects; analyze responses to determine which response(s) complies with VSP s requirements and offers the best value



Plan, prepare and conduct negotiations with suppliers for a wide range of products, services, and terms



Manage and monitor national and local contracts to assure terms and conditions are valid, continuously enforced, and are met and mutually acceptable; ensure all contracts awarded are cost effective and in VSP s best interest



Develop and write Memos of Understandng (MOUs), Statements of Work (SOW)s and contacts as needed; ensure VSP s interests are protected and the risk is identified, minimized, and managed in all contracts and relationships



Establish and maintain productive relationships between customers and suppliers; evaluate suppliers performance in meeting contractual, customers and Purchasing s expectations



Utilize supply chain management methods and tools; manage our supply chain, and continue and optimize the flow of products and services.

Assist with supplier certification and evaluation programs; source, interview, and screen prospective suppliers



Coordinate with internal customers to identify needs, prepare specifications, identify options, and ensure purchases meet customer s requirements and are cost effective



Compile and analyze data for commodity studies, Total Cost of Ownership reports and justification for buying decisions



Stay current on market conditions and trends that may impact flow, pricing, and availability of products



Assist with developing multi-million dollar budgets and department plans; assist customers with budget calculations and the monitoring of expenses



Assist with the monitoring, maintenance, and upgrade of purchasing and inventory control software; apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve system and database problems



Design and provide ad-hoc inventory and control database reports to internal customers

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:



One year of broad-based purchasing experience in a corporate environment



In-depth knowledge of purchasing procedures, practices, and inventory control



Proven negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills



Excellent verbal and written communications skills



Proficient with MS Office applications



Competent with each commodity s technical terms and the ability to document and communicate these terms effectively with suppliers and customers



Knowledge of General Accounting Principles, accounts payable processes, and financial reporting



Knowledge of Uniform Commecial Code, contract management, supplier management, and contact law,



Proficient with Crystal Reports or other report writing software



Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are 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 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.


Associated topics: broker dealer, capital, equity, fiduciary, fund, invest, risk, securities broker, s p, trader

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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