• Director of Strategic Procurement

    Miami University
    Job Description

    Director of Strategic Procurement

    Job no: 495668
    Department: Purchasing & Central Services
    Location: Oxford, OH
    Work type: Salary Staff
    Categories: Administration, Finance, Budget, Accounting
    Status: Full Time
    Temporary: No
    Website: http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/495668

    Job Title:

    Director of Strategic Procurement

    Job Summary:

    Director of Strategic Procurement leads procurement professionals in the execution and the development of strategic sourcing strategies in support of university-wide initiatives engaging key stakeholders to meet departmental sourcing and procurement needs.


    Provide leadership for the development of sourcing and procurement strategies resulting in effective agreements, cost savings, and process improvements that move the university forward. Food procurement is a key commodity responsibility. Leads the strategic food and food-related supplies sourcing and procurement in support of Campus Services. Ensures all sourcing and procurement activities follow established guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio and the University. Develops a diversified sourcing and procurement toolbox that includes, but not limited to, the utilization of consortiums and GPO.

    Leads the Development and maintains strategic sourcing plans that coordinates the sourcing and contract management activities within assigned categories to deliver targeted benefits.

    Develops and maintains relationships with departments for purposes of gathering, analyzing and conveying information to support category management and strategic sourcing efforts. Participates in regularly scheduled reviews.

    Plans and conducts strategic sourcing process on defined opportunities, and engaging key stakeholders in the process, to meet departmental procurement needs.

    Maintains deep category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field, and 7+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain management.


    Desired Qualifications:

    Certifications: CPM, CPSM, FMP.

    Working in an academic/higher education organization or in a cyclical service delivery environment is a major plus.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Strategic sourcing and procurement

    Contract language

    Food procurement and related supplies

    Inventory Management

    Budget preparation and analysis

    Data collection and analysis

    Business intelligence and analytics

    Catalog Strategy Execution

    Issue Resolution / Problem Solving

    Microsoft Office

    ERP System knowledge and experience

    eProcurement application experience including eInvoice, eSourcing, and system support/administration.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Cover letter
    3 Professional References


    EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

    Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.


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    A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

    For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

    Advertised: 16 Jul 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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