Procurement Category Manager – Optometry (OPT)


The Procurement Category Manager – OPT, leads all procurement functions for the Optometry Business Unit for ECP.  This role reports to the Procurement Director and is the procurement business partner to the Optometry Division leadership team.  Vital to this role is aligning on the business unit’s strategic plans through regular engagement with leadership at all levels.  The main goal of this role is to deliver cost savings & avoidance opportunities and ensure maximum rebate terms and compliance. 

You will manage all procurement-related aspects of the business model by managing strategic sourcing events, monitoring contracts and agreements with vendors, and the strategic integration of newly acquired practices. You will also interact with three main business platforms and have analytical & tactical support to achieve your targets.  This is a fast-paced environment in an organization that continues to experience rapid growth.   


Primary Functions


  • Procurement Business Partner to the Chief Medical Officer and SVP of Operations for the Optometry Business Unit
  • Manage the strategic integration of newly acquired business units; lead detailed analysis of contact lens and frames cost benefits
  • Lead quarterly business reviews with senior leadership; provide detailed KPI scorecards and provide strategic recommendations
  • Monitoring vendor compliance to pricing and rebate models
  • Lead strategic continuous improvement projects to deliver cost savings & avoidance
  • Execute strategic sourcing events that align to the Optometry business model and strategic objectives

Skills, Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, or related field
  • Master’s degree and professional certifications a plus
  • 4-6 years of experience in Procurement environment in both strategic and tactical roles
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, etc.) and experience with ERP systems
  • A proven track record in the Strategic Sourcing and cost savings initiatives, leading to sustainable reductions in cost of goods without compromising quality of products and services
  • Strong leadership attributes, relationship builder with suppliers and internal stakeholders, ability to influence stakeholders to meet objectives
  • Experience in negotiating and managing contracts, sourcing, establishing vendor relationships, and ensuring compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Tactical Procurement Operations with efficiency and integrity


Physical Requirements  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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