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Commodity Manager II, Procurement


System Office, TX

Employer:  Lone Star College
Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

    Lone Star College was recognized in eight areas: Professional Development; Mission & Pride; Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Faculty & Staff Well-Being; Shared Governance; Faculty Experience; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging .

    Campus Marketing Statement

    Lone Star College-System Office

    Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes 'America's Best Employers By State' list.

    LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

    Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

    Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381 .

    Job Description


    The Commodity Manager II utilizes professional level skills to accomplish assignments within an area of functional specialty. Position is responsible for managing the solicitation of goods and services within an assigned category for Lone Star College (LSC) with an emphasis on quality, competitive costs, timely delivery, and excellent customer service. Ensures compliance with LSC policies and procedures as well as related laws and regulations. Manages relationships with external vendors and acts as a resource and support to internal customers, including providing training as necessary.

  • Manages the solicitation of goods and services for LSC in relation to assigned commodity/ category codes greater than $500K but less than $2M; establishes priorities and maintains overall balance of workload
  • Handles the entire solicitation process including the RFP/RFQ/CSP/CMAR, facilitating the evaluation of proposals, and drafting selection recommendation for appropriate approval
  • Performs spend-analysis on spend by suppliers and spend by commodity/category codes
  • Manages ongoing relationships with suppliers/vendors within assigned category; evaluates performance and assists end users in resolving contract issues
  • Initiates contract process and contract renewals when needed after completion of bid process
  • Solves a variety of complex problems and researches alternate or new solutions to accommodate changes
  • Provides training and support as needed to staff, internal and external customers
  • Participates in a variety of teams, initiatives, and meetings to ensure the Procurement department is in alignment with its mission, vision, and organizational goals
  • Assures all Procurement/supplier contracts are in an active status
  • Performs reporting of assigned Bucket BAI's and other BAI's based on cumulative spend
  • Participates in the creation of current Purchasing Standard Operating Procedures and Job Aids
  • Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned

  • Strong knowledge of State Bid Laws, Higher Education requirements, and Purchasing Cooperatives
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of PC's and related software (Microsoft Office Suite), and the ability to learn new software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong knowledge of assigned commodities and keep current on trends in the industry
  • Project management skills and team leadership skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities


    The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM), or Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM), or Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD)

  • Salary

    Hiring salary range is $58,625- $67,419

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:
  • Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  • If the position was full time or part time
  • If the position was paid or unpaid
  • Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

  • Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on 'My Activities' at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on 'Add Attachment.' Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply


    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.
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