Director, Supplier Relationship Management Toronto $150,000 – $170,000

Director, Supplier Relationship Management
$150,000 – $170,000

Posted on August 3, 2022.

Winchesters is working on behalf of our client OECM to recruit for a dynamic and innovative leader to join their team as Director, Supplier Relationship Management.

About OECM

At OECM, our people are at the core of our success and our strength is in our diversity. We are a  leader in customer-driven supply management in Ontario. As the trusted not-for-profit collaborative strategic sourcing partner for 100% of Ontario’s education sector, a growing number of municipalities, healthcare organizations and other entities across the broader public sector, as well as several not-for-profits, we contract with innovative, reputable suppliers to offer a comprehensive choice of quality products and services and generate significant savings for our customers.

OECM is a leader in innovation, facilitators of transformation, and believers in the power of strategic partnerships. Collaboration, responsiveness, integrity, innovation, and respect are the values that drive our business. Our mission, vision, and values define who we are and are at the heart of all that we do. Our strength is in our team’s ability to consistently deliver efficient and effective strategic sourcing solutions supported by a robust customer-centric service delivery model and solid supplier relationship management approach. We are collaborative at our core and know that teamwork is imperative to our success. OECM’s Strategic Sourcing Solutions, Supplier Relationship Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Business Development teams work seamlessly, as one cohesive unit, to maximize productivity, reach our collective goals, and achieve excellence.

The public sector procurement landscape continues to transform and increase in both size and complexity. Our focus remains on building strong ties with industry partners – both by furthering existing partnerships and exploring new strategic alliances with customers, supplier partners, and external stakeholders from across all sectors. We’re proud of the bridges we have built amongst and between our customers and supplier partners, and we will continuously strive to uphold these relationships.

As the Director, Supplier Relationship Management, you will;

  • Establish key supplier relationship management strategies as well as supplier engagement strategies to meet OECM’s strategic priorities and goals
  • Develop and manage the SRM team’s capabilities to achieve business targets related to supplier engagement, supplier performance, savings, and overall value to customers
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and drive innovation to optimize organizational and supplier performance

The successful candidate will have;

  • Extensive experience in progressively responsible senior leadership positions;
  • Experience in leading and directing teams in complex, changing business environments; and
  • Strong business and political acuity
  • A keen ability to foster a collaborative team environment with a focus on empowerment, inclusivity and teamwork
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communications and the ability to build key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

The Director, Supplier Relationship Management will work alongside the Sourcing Solutions, Customer Relationship Management, Business Development teams, and is accountable to the VP, Supply Management & Customer Relations for contributing to OECM’s supply management strategies. The successful Director will foster a collaborative team environment with focus on empowerment, inclusivity and teamwork.

What We Offer

OECM is a great place to work. Employees thrive in a collaborative and supportive work environment; enjoy a comprehensive and competitive total compensation package, excellent career growth and professional development opportunities, and a dynamic people-focused company culture that supports work/life balance.

OECM currently offers flexible work arrangements and will continue to monitor and explore flexible work arrangements to meet our staff’s work / life balance needs.


OECM’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees, officers, directors, contractors and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending OECM’s workplace. Click here for more information.

Diversity and Inclusion

In accordance with OECM’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Statement, OECM recognizes and embraces the value of diversity at all levels within the organization. Diversity is an important consideration in identifying and assessing candidates in conjunction with a merit-based approach. Therefore, we encourage BIPOC applicants (i.e., Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour) to apply. If your experience is close to what is listed in this posting, please still consider applying.

OECM is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew ( with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit

Winchesters is managing the entire recruitment processes for this role on behalf of OECM.  Please do not contact OECM or send your applications to them directly.  Any applications sent to OECM will not be considered for this role.