Miami University — Associate Director of Strategic Procurement & Contract Administration

The Associate Director of Strategic Procurement and Contract Administration is a key member of the office of Strategic procurement, and contributor to the development of strategic sourcing plans in support of university-wide initiatives engaging key stakeholders to meet departmental sourcing and procurement needs involving projects that are more complex in nature.

Direct Supervisor: Complete formal written performance evaluations; direct day-to-day work and assignments; authority to recommend hiring and termination; authority to provide disciplinary actions such as oral and written warnings, or to effectively recommend the same; authority to recommend starting salaries, merit increases or other salary actions. Responsibilities also include:

  • Train
  • Assign and direct work
  • Inspect work
  • Coach and/or counsel
  • Conduct performance evaluation
  • Recommend disciplinary action
  • Make hiring recommendations
  • Make termination recommendations


  • Provide legal review, development, and negotiation of supplier agreements in support of university-wide sourcing and procurement initiatives.
  • Reviews competitive bids, requisition requests, and manage RFP process above-established dollar threshold amounts in assigned categories in a timely manner.
  • Develops and maintains a sourcing plan 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.
  • Plans and conducts strategic sourcing process on defined opportunities, engaging key stakeholders in the process, to meet departments’ procurement needs.
  • Maintains deep category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences.
  • Manages key supplier relationships and conducts periodic business reviews to drive savings through innovation and resolve issues and disputes.
  • Measures and reports benefit delivered through strategic sourcing and ongoing contract management activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field, and 5+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, contract language, and development.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Experience working in an academic/higher education organization or in a cyclical service delivery environment is a major plus

Submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references 

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