Diversity Director

Coppell, TX 75019

Posted: 05/24/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Director Job Number: 52719

Job Title:      Director, Supplier Diversity  

Department: Sourcing

Reports To:  Chief Procurement Officer
 
Position Summary
The Supplier Diversity Program Director leads the development, implementation and management of comprehensive supplier diversity program strategies designed to increase the utilization of diverse suppliers in support of our Client’ s Supplier Diversity Policy. Focus of the role is to track diversity spend in accordance with the company' s goals and aid in the selection process of qualified Diversity Suppliers with the overall goal of growing diversity spend, assuring best total value and meeting Client’ s US customer contractual requirements and objectives.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Actively identifies diverse suppliers to include in RFPs and RFIs launched by the Client’ s Strategic Sourcing Center of Excellence
  • Develops goals and metrics based on customer and Client’ s business leader input to measure the effectiveness of supplier diversity sourcing
  • Establishes and maintains various tracking reports to monitor overall supplier diversity spend. Participates in regular sourcing department conference calls. 
  • Contributes to category strategies to incorporate supplier diversity sourcing objectives
  • Conducts Quarterly Business Reviews with diverse suppliers in conjunction with peer US category managers.
  • Works with Strategic Sourcing team to understand the needs and supplier requirements to effectively identify sourcing opportunities and locate and pre-qualify diverse businesses for inclusion in bid process. Maintains database of diverse suppliers and ensures all certifications are up to date.
  • Supports Business Development initiatives with both prospective and existing customers.
  • Analyzes diverse supplier spend data and information.
  • Acts as primary contact for Client’ s Supplier Diversity program. Works with sourcing and legal to assure purchase contracts contain proper diversity requirements language.
  • Creates Management Reports of diversity spend to be used by Sales and Investor relations as required.
  • Provides supplier diversity education and awareness to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assists with the coordination and participation in outreach initiatives such as Supplier Diversity Open Houses and Trade Shows.
  • Serves as the advocate for diversity suppliers that require active development and investment to improve their product and service offerings to enable increased business levels
  • Maintains knowledge of current/new National and state level diversity requirements/initiatives/proposals/best practice
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Up to XX% Travel

Key Characteristics
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) internally and externally.
  • Ability to work with/influence all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Computer literate with application experience (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  •   Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to multitask.
  • Leadership skills across external and internal teams.

Qualifications - Education, Experience, and Certifications
  • 7+ year’ s professional experience in strategic sourcing/supplier management with relevant supplier diversity experience.
  •   BS/BA Degree in business administration or related discipline or equivalent professional experience.
  • MBA Preferred

 

 
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