Director/Strategic Sourcing and Office Services

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Director/Strategic Sourcing and Office Services

Strategic Sourcing, Rose Hill

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer, the Director will lead a growing team of 12 professionals and oversee sourcing and procurement across all of Fordham University’s campuses, which includes sourcing, procurement operations, supplier diversity, and contract management. This individual is responsible for the direction and overall operations of certain campus services, including vending, fleet management, retail operations, graphics design and duplicating, interoffice mail, and ID cards. To facilitate this work, the Director is responsible for developing and achieving departmental goals and objectives, executing institutional directives, and team development.

The ideal candidate is a personable and dynamic manager, with excellent analytical and communication skills, who will build strong partnerships within and outside the University. They will have proven experience in the areas of strategic sourcing, process transformation, change management, and the full-circle implementation of new technologies. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strength in building strategic partnerships, value sourcing, making data-informed decisions, and professional development.

Essential Functions

  • Drives category research, proposal evaluation, and negotiations with potential vendors. Directly managers office supplies and breakroom equipment categories.
  • Deploys catalogs and tools to streamline processes while unlocking opportunities.
  • Oversees the preparation of contractual documents with suppliers, including standard contract clauses (in close collaboration with legal, technology, and risk management functions).
  • Develops initiatives to maximize participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), local, and diverse suppliers.
  • Oversees certain office operations, including vending services, fleet management, bookstore retail operations, ID card management, duplicating and graphic design services.
  • Sets the overall direction for the area, including budget management, goal setting, and strategic planning.
  • Manages staff, including annual performance process, training, delegation of assignments and responsibilities, and other guidance and direction as appropriate.
  • Serves as a resource in the development of strategic relationships, including corporate partnerships, public/private partnerships, and other collaborative third-party arrangements.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with University administrators, faculty and staff, government and private agencies, vendors, and the public.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable policies and regulations, and continuously seeks to ensure practices are continuously enhanced.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Procurement, or similar disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility, including supervisory and managerial experience and responsible supervision of personnel, preferably in procurement, contract administration, or supply chain management.
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred.
  • In-depth managerial-level experience in cooperative purchasing and vendor relationship management.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of administration, organization, budget preparation, personnel management, supervision, training and development, financial administration, and public relations.
  • Proven success in developing strategic partnerships.
  • Disciplined contract negotiator with broad experience executing contracts and managing suppliers.
  • Proven experience implementing and using technology related to electronic purchasing, contract management, e-sourcing, and other purchasing solutions; working knowledge of JAGGAER and Banner Ellucian a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions and award contracts impartially and objectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain complex technical statutes, policies, and code.
  • Experience with Federal and State grants and purchasing organizations, a plus.
  • Able to facilitate collaboration and build trust with senior level personnel, organizational partners, customers, staff, and external vendors.
  • Excellent customer relationship, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Works under the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.





Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

Job Type: Full-time


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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