Assistant Director Supplier Relationship

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7108227 (Ref.No. ta222160)
Posted: August 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Supplier Relationship Manager is responsible for leading relationship management activities, building and nurturing relationships with the University's most critical suppliers, developing effective governance and supplier risk management tools, and improving post-award supplier processes to ensure the best use of University resources.

Essential Dutes:

  • Develop, implement, and manage a University-wide Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • Partner with University departments (IT, Finance, Research, etc.) to undertake regular reviews with strategic suppliers to align technology and operating models to drive value proposition and  performance.       
  • Define and execute strategies to drive performance, including quality, customer satisfaction, and cost in partnership.     
  • Support the development and optimization of SRM tools, methodologies, and practices
  • Manage and monitor supplier performance against service level agreements and KPIs, ensuring contractual commitments are realized and that the appropriate remedies are implemented
  • Perform risk assessments and due diligence to limit University exposure and costs
  • Enhance supplier relationships by developing and continually improving upon post-award supplier processes
  • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships and implement strategies that support the University's mission
  • Ensure that University suppliers are delivering expected and required levels of service

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Healthcare, or related field, AND:

  • 72 months of project management experience which includes 36 months management or leadership experience.
  • Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 120 months of related experience.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.
  • Demonstrate integrity, independent thinking, judgement, and respect for others.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to implement interdepartmental initiatives, design compex solutions
  • Engage and influence leadership and cross-functional teams on technical and functional subjects.
  • Read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations
  • Highly organized, analytical, and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines at one time.             

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sit for prolonged periods.
  • Communicate effectively and listen.
  • Use of a computer.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Environmental: Standard Office Environment.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 36 months of procurement, supply chain management, logistics, or project planning 
  • 36 months of supplier relationship management work experience
  • Expierence with PeopleSoft program
  • Experience with Oklahoma supplier registration practices and procurement laws, regulations, and processes.
  • Expierence with procurement or supplier relationship management in state government or higher educatio

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.