Directors of Strategic Sourcing in the United States take home approximately $129K annually on average. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $34K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $88K and hits $186K on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Directors of Strategic Sourcing is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$85,178 - $163,118
MEDIAN: $129,281

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$85,178 - $163,118  
$7,450 - $33,710  
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$434.59 - $34,765  
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$87,862 - $186,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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

  • Research vendors to determine which suppliers have the best prices, reliability, and quality.
  • 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.
  • Lead efforts to improve supply chain efficiency, maintain product quality standards, and reduce costs.
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors for the purchase and delivery of goods.

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Popular Skills for Director, Strategic Sourcing

Directors of Strategic Sourcing usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Procurement, Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Vendor Management and Strategic Planning. For most people, competency in Contract Negotiation indicates knowledge of Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Strategic Sourcing

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $99K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $139K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $147K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $159K.

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Experience Affects Director, Strategic Sourcing Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Strategic Sourcing Salaries

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Contract Negotiation
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Strategic Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


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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: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%