Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Procurement and Business Services

Division Name

VP for Bus-Fin & CFO

Position Title

Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Provides strategic sourcing analysis and management of current and potential procurement activities of Auburn University.

Essential Functions

1. Analyzes purchasing patterns to identify new opportunities for preferred vendor contracts.
2. Assists in the development, evaluation, and presentation of various information, including cost benefit analysis, to AU stakeholders; maintains proactive communications with stakeholders.
3. Fosters and manages relationships between AU and vendors/suppliers.
4. Negotiates pricing, terms, and conditions of agreements.
5. Reviews and approves contracts.
6. Conducts monthly price and comparison audits for existing contracts.
7. Conducts quarterly business reviews with vendors/suppliers.

May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others. May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.

The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Education Level

Bachelor’s degree

Field of Study

Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – 2 years of experience in procurement-related services and analysis
Level III – 4 years of experience in procurement-related services and analysis

Level I Grade 31 $31,300 – $52,100
Level II Grade 32 $35,000 – $58,400
Level III Grade 33 $39,300 – $65,500

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Excellent communications and critical thinking skills, professionalism, attention to detail, and analytical skills.
Knowledge of State of Alabama bid law. Experience within higher education procurement.
Experience in Microsoft Excel.
Proficiency in written and verbal communication.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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