Director, Strategic Sourcing Salary

The average Director of Strategic Sourcing in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $129K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $37K and $35K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Strategic Sourcing can bottom out near $94K or peak near $199K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Strategic Sourcing. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Directors of Strategic Sourcing greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$88,376 - $170,190
MEDIAN: $129,038

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$88,376 - $170,190  
$5,132 - $36,977  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $35,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$94,272 - $199,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Job Description for Director, Strategic Sourcing

Directors of strategic sourcing provide executive leadership related to strategic procurement within their organization. Most of their work revolves around communicating with other employees and clients. These professionals are responsible for negotiating with executives in other organizations to achieve desired outcomes, attending internal meetings to develop strategic policy within the organization, and helping create and implement internal sourcing strategies. They must perform supplier management and development, as well as accurately asses suppliers' capabilities as they relate to company needs.


Director, Strategic Sourcing Tasks

  • Negotiate contracts with vendors for the purchase and delivery of goods.
  • Research vendors to determine which suppliers have the best prices, reliability, and quality.
  • Lead efforts to improve supply chain efficiency, maintain product quality standards, and reduce costs.
  • Manage a company’s purchase of supplies and lead the development and implementation of procurement strategies.
  • Supervise and direct the work of strategic sourcing personnel.

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Popular Skills for

Directors of Strategic Sourcing report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Contract Negotiation, and Procurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Vendor Management. Most people familiar with Contract Negotiation also know Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Directors of Strategic Sourcing, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $103K. Directors of Strategic Sourcing bring in $150K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Strategic Sourcing with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $157K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Salaries

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Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation

National Average

up arrow 2%

Vendor Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 4%