Commodity Manager, Rancho Cordova, CA

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 general direction, for assigned expenditure categories and projects, the Commodity Manager will conduct strategic sourcing actions, contract preparation, and contract execution.  Pro-actively build positive strategic relationships with all company-wide groups which have procurement requirements in their assigned spend categories.  

Essential Functions

Pro-actively plan and execute strategic sourcing functions for expenditure categories assigned by the Manager of Corporate Procurement.  Strategic sourcing includes expenditure analysis; cross-functional team formation & management; RFx development & administration; proposal analysis; negotiations, and contract formation/execution.


Draft commercial contract terms for incorporation into template agreements pre-approved by the legal department.  They will act as a liaison to the legal department on non-standard contracting actions, assisting in the development and execution of written agreements.


Ensuring supplier relationships are established, implemented, and managed in the most-optimal manner.


Pro-actively reach out to business partners to ensure Corporate Procurement is strategically-involved in leading supplier selection and management sourcing activities, through involvement in staff meetings, business planning, and forecasting.


Ensure all Request-for-Information, Request-for-Quotation, Request-for-Proposal, and Auction sourcing activities within assigned responsibility (all, “RFx”) are properly recorded and administered. 


Ensure all contracting activities and documents (including agreements, riders, amendments, statements-of-work, and insurance certificates) within assigned responsibility are properly prepared, recorded, and administered.


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, Finance, or Supply Management or equivalent work experience


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


Minimum of five years working knowledge of procurement contract law 


Minimum of five years experience drafting commercial terms of contract documents  


Strong influence and communication skills at middle-management level  

Proven history of delivering procurement cost savings 


Experience with eSourcing and Contract Management technology tools 


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


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

Preferred Skills

Knowledge and experience in delivery and pricing models for facilities management, design, construction, facilities services, and facilities maintenance contracts. Experience working with top facilities management firms and integrators and how to spot value and risks in these contracts.


Knowledge and experience of the Safety and Security space, e.g., suppliers, contract models, pricing, and SLA agreements.


Experience in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP), bidding, and tendering of; integrated facilities management, furniture, design services, MRO Supplies, MRO Services, construction services, trade labor, facilities management services, building systems equipment, and/or other related goods and services.

Experience in working with diverse supplier and in the development and planning of supplier outreach events that enable the Supplier Diversity program to achieve its mission; participates in conducting and attending minority & woman-owned program meetings, procurement/trade fairs, corporate supplier diversity networks, community-focused events, and other outreach activities, and serves on related diversity committees where appropriate. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and 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.

Salary Range
$87,000.00 - 163,000.00
per Year
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Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, US