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
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.
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
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.