The Strategic Sourcing team is a category aligned function. Our Category Management approach extends beyond the simple purchasing of goods/services, it guides the University toward enhanced Supplier Relationship development, advanced negotiations, strategy development, and increased benefits to the University.


  • Greater efficiency in approach to Sourcing & service for Stakeholders
  • Standardizing and implementing a category specific best-in-class approach to contracting
  • Proactive Stakeholder support through future goal/project alignment, long-term budget planning support

Industry Knowledge

  • Deep understanding and SME level industry knowledge for category and market trends
  • Greater awareness of innovative products/service that could better serve Yale

Supplier Management & Risk Management

  • Strategic supplier relationships improving opportunities for shared value creation
  • Proactive recruitment and vetting of new, innovative suppliers
  • Identification and mitigation of potential supply chain risks
  • Scored supplier performance, supplier issue resolution


  • Better leveraging economies of scale
  • Better insights into University spending and forecasts
  • Addressing variability within supply base and contracts across departments