Manager, Strategic Sourcing

  • Company: University of North Florida
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida 32224 United States
  • Salary:
  • Date Posted: April 27, 2023


The Manager, Strategic Sourcing, under the direction of an Associate Director or above, leads the evaluation, selection, and management of vendor partnerships. Utilizes data analytics and vendor relationships to problem-solve and achieve business goals that maximize value and minimize risk to the University. Plays an integral role in the design, development, implementation, and interpretation of departmental processes and/or programs. May design and deliver presentations, workshops, and educational/training materials. Trains and supervises the work of staff, students, and volunteers as assigned.


*** Approved Hiring Salary Range: $60K - Negotiable

Essential Duties: Manages assigned procurement staff.

Functions of management include but are not limited to: 30% Oversees the administration of the procurement process from initiation to contract closeout. Ensures that all solicitation and procurement processes are conducted fairly, transparently, and in compliance with federal, state, local, SUS, and University regulations, when applicable. Communicates with management regularly regarding opportunities for improvement. Conducts cost analyses setting benchmarks for improvement. Supervises a team of procurement professionals and delegates tasks when necessary. Works closely with the Office of General Counsel and when necessary, acts as a liaison to make sure contracts and terms are legal and favorable. Performs regular reviews of established procurement processes to ensure continual improvement. Develops and refines policies, due diligence questionnaires, and procurement templates to document and streamline processes.

Manages the University’s solicitation processes including but not limited to: 20% Leverages solicitation tools to facilitate strategic sourcing and manage the solicitation timeline and process. Works closely with University Departments to assess needs and available resources such that the use of UNF funds is maximized. Ensures that a pool of qualified professional firms is appropriately engaged with the University. Ensures that documentation of decision-making and subsequent contractual relationships is complete and accurate. Creates, issues, and manages solicitations. Manages proposal evaluation and final vendor selection.

Strategic Sourcing & Process Improvement: 20% Partners with stakeholders, management, and departments to understand business needs. Establishes requirements, scope, and criteria for procurement projects. Works with the Procurement Services team, and other Business Office units, to further the University’s strategic sourcing and process improvement goals. Reviews all applicable systems for potential continuous improvement options that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit. Evaluates the cost-effectiveness of alternative concepts and approaches.

Build Ongoing Vendor Relationships: 15% Works closely with the Procurement staff to register new suppliers and develop sound, cost-effective strategies for the purchasing of products and services. Maintains relationships with suppliers while continually scouting for additional suppliers. Evaluates spending operations while seeking ways to improve and enhance the quality of products and services purchased. Uses supplier relationship management best practices through negotiation, contracting, onboarding, and renewal. Conducts regular vendor performance evaluations and supplier risk assessments.

Processing of Documents: 15% Reviews and processes or assigns Requisitions, ensuring all compliance aspects, contract use, and best business practices are followed and, if appropriate, acquires goods/services via Purchase Order or P-Card promptly and accurately. Reviews and processes or assigns contracts routed via contract routing software to ensure that correct legal documents are employed and properly executed (including AIA agreements, UNF Agreements, other vendor/contractor agreements, etc.) Reviews and approves Change Orders ensuring that Board approval has been obtained prior to processing if required. Ensures that industry best practices are followed with respect to the use of acquisition and payment vehicles (PO vs PCard, etc.)

Application Process

How to Apply / Contact Applicants must complete an online application at UNF Jobs in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact John Burdine at 904-620-1731 or

Contact Info

Name: John Burdine
Phone: 904-620-1731