Director of Strategic Procurement at Miami University

Director of Strategic Procurement at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
July 16, 2019
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

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Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Miami offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. We invite you to experience Miami and see how you can support the University’s academic mission.

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities at Miami.

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Position Requirements

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.

Required Experience

Desired Qualifications:

Certifications: CPM, CPSM, FMP.

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