Strategic Sourcing Manager

University of Maine System   Orono, ME   Full-time     Supply Chain / Logistics
Posted on May 1, 2024
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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Full-time, Regular, Exempt Position

The University of Maine System is accepting applications for a Strategic Sourcing Manager. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for managing sourcing activities of goods and services in compliance with public competitive bid guidelines. This position’s responsibilities encompass approximately $50-70 million in addressable annual spending with the portfolio primarily consisting of high risk-high spend. The Sourcing Manager also is responsible for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for the University’s Leverage and Bottleneck (high risk-high spend) Suppliers. This position is responsible for sourcing goods and services used in the administration and support of the University. Categories include but are not limited to: Facilities, transportation services, energy, professional services, office supplies, travel, furniture, insurance, banking services, IT hardware/software, print, food, scientific equipment and supplies, marketing, and other categories as appropriate to the position.

UMS Strategic Procurement supports Fully Remote / Work-From-Home employees and is not dependent upon a specific physical location. Office space on a University of Maine System campus location can also be provided if desired.

Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is low to mid $50s plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, materials must be submitted by May 31, 2024.

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Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites seven distinctive public universities and the University of Maine School of Law, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service.

A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. 

Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals.

The System consists of seven universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ demonstrated experience leading public or private sector procurement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.


  • Master’s degree in business administration or other applicable area of study.
  • 5 - 7 years’ experience leading a public or private sector Strategic Sourcing category-based initiatives in an institution with comparable to the complexity of University of Maine Systems.
  • Professional Certification (e.g., C.P.M., C.P.S.M.).

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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