Supplier Diversity Job Description

Supplier Diversity Job Description

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Supplier diversity provides tools and best practices to enable the business and procurement teams to include diverse suppliers in their sourcing strategies.

Supplier Diversity Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective supplier diversity job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included supplier diversity job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work with internal and external stakeholders and experts to understand best practices in the field
Management of formal Tier II program which includes defining and managing prime supplier participation requirements and processes, including tracking and reporting, benchmarking best practices in advance strategies such as mentor/protégé program, Good Faith Effort program/reporting and outreach
Research and review best practices and benchmarking data to develop supplier diversity solutions and improve the effectiveness of the overall program
Directs the strategy development and execution of supplier diversity best practices
Advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel (PivotTables, formulas, functions, ) and Microsoft Powerpoint required
Independently reviews federal regulations and laws to assess the impact on supplier diversity program at the enterprise level
Effectively develop and lead complex sourcing strategies, effectively manage suppliers and internal & external networks to deliver best in class performance for the relevant spend area
Measure overall business effectiveness of the Supplier Diversity program helping establish tools & processes to collect, track, summarize measurement data, creating reports and communicating status & results
Gather and analyze information in each of the areas identified
Assess and understand current approach and identify gaps and improvement areas

Supplier Diversity Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Diversity

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FEMA, CPM, CPSD, DEI, ISM, CIRM, CPIM, APICS, C.P.M, A.P.P

Education for Supplier Diversity

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier diversity job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Education, Finance, Business/Administration, Supply Chain Management, Management, Engineering, MBA, Accounting, Graduate

Skills for Supplier Diversity

Desired skills for supplier diversity include:

Best practices
Laws
Rules
Strategic sourcing and vendor management
Business practices and terminology
MWDBE procurement best practices and principles
PowerPoint
Regulations that apply to the provisions and limitations of a Supplier Diversity Program
Standard procurement procedures
Audit controls and practices

Desired experience for supplier diversity includes:

Design and framework and approach for each which is implementable
Possible participation in external stakeholder events as a representative of The Coca-Cola Supplier Diversity team
Other projects as designated
The identification and implementation of JPMC business opportunities for diverse suppliers and / or the tier two suppliers (or "sub-suppliers) of non-diverse suppliers
The identification of products and services that can be supplied by qualified diverse businesses on a direct (Tier I) or indirect (Tier II) basis
Proactive identification and qualification of diverse suppliers

Supplier Diversity Examples

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Supplier Diversity Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier diversity. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier diversity
  • Direct the integration of supplier diversity initiatives into corporate strategy and culture
  • Manage and maintain company compliance reporting (local and federal) and data collection
  • Facilitate communications for the department including, correspondence, mass mailings, email communications
  • Develop and manage marketing strategy, plan, and execution for Supplier Diversity
  • Lead the implementation and execution of marketing plans by becoming a high value-add partner to the Service organization - providing guidance, counsel, input on channel enhancements for client retention and relationship enhancement and for positioning Corporate Service against the competition
  • Partner with senior managers to develop and execute marketing strategies and plans to engage customers through integrated experiences
  • Source and manage external marketing agencies to support communications planning and creative development as appropriate
  • Assess and recommend optimal strategy for distributing marketing assets both internally and externally
  • Partner with team members to ensure that marketing programs are seamlessly executed and those proper measures are established to track effectiveness of all marketing deliverables
  • Ensure all marketing programs are managed within budget targets, ensure the maximum return on marketing investments, and report on program performance
Qualifications for supplier diversity
  • Post reports to applicable customer systems
  • Generate performance and trend analysis data and charts
  • Support director in preparing distributing and managing customer, advocacy and industry presentation and briefing materials by working with the four businesses and other stakeholders for appropriate content
  • Track and analyze competitor's marketing activities in this space and present findings and recommend any strategy realignment accordingly
  • Develop "thought leadership", PR/media/analyst strategy to increase industry awareness
  • Develop and execute awareness/credibility programs, thought leadership, and client retention campaigns
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Supplier Diversity Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier diversity. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier diversity
  • Creates, maintains and grows Tier I spend opportunities for diverse businesses
  • Tracks renewals and identifies growth opportunities with current diverse suppliers in order to grow our business together
  • Leads the negotiations, communication, execution and deployment of the Company’s third party supplier management system services
  • Designs and manages processes and procedures to effectively manage supplier diversity
  • Develop and drive the supplier diversity strategy
  • Support local Supply Chain teams in resolving supplier issues - quality issues, material availability, exceptional charges due to extraordinary requests to supplier
  • Actively support requests for new material development (innovation, productivity, ) through providing recommendations and guidance on sourcing options and then sourcing materials as required by the project team
  • Supports system enhancements through participation in user acceptance testing
  • Assists Analysts with system enhancements including data analysis, process & procedure design and documentation
  • Assists in providing system and process & procedures training
Qualifications for supplier diversity
  • Ability to interface well with various levels of the organization, partnering well across all geographies and functions
  • Ability to work with and facilitate teams, manage multiple projects, and meet strict deadlines
  • Comfortable in interfacing with external clients
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related disciplines required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience related to utility operations, supply
  • Management, project management, or supplier diversity required
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Supplier Diversity Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier diversity. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier diversity
  • Act as a liaison with diverse vendors & pre-screen suppliers
  • Assist with on-going communication to diverse suppliers
  • Assist with 2nd Tier reporting (finding potential primary vendors non-diverse owned for 2nd Tier spend reports)
  • Create vendor by commodity listing from database & RFP tracking spreadsheets
  • Assist with surveys for the Supplier Diversity program interacting with HR and various banking related groups
  • Assist with event planning and maintain vendor contact information from networking events
  • Follow up with Sourcing managers and assist with finding suppliers to include in upcoming RFPs and track which vendors are included and which vendors are awarded business
  • Assist with mentoring program, providing additional guidance to vendors to help them with the bidding process
  • Coordinating meetings with diverse vendors
  • Assist with supplier diversity event planning
Qualifications for supplier diversity
  • Procurement knowledge highly preferred
  • Minimum of more than 1 year supplier diversity experience, preferably for a utility company
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self motivated and energertic
  • Superb problem solving and analytic skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills with ability to manage detailed, concurrent tasks
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Supplier Diversity Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier diversity. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier diversity
  • Lead and manage all division based contracting activities
  • Identify contracting opportunities through data mining, working with the Division CEO/SCO and the Corporate Director of Division Based Procurement, and coordinating with facility leadership
  • Develop and coordinate all RFIs (request for information) for each division initiative, analyze responses, and develop appropriate strategy
  • Develop and coordinate all RFPs (request for purchase) for each division initiative, analyze responses, negotiate the contract, and coordinate the implementation with the facilities within the division
  • Coordinate and communicate all mining efforts and pricing intelligence to the Division CEO/SCO and the Corporate Director of Division Based Procurement/diversity
  • Manage the Division Based Procurement plan, identify and mitigate risks (leverage lessons learned
  • Utilize proactive communication techniques), and monitor resource allocations to ensure successful execution of the plan and saving targets are achieved
  • Identify opportunities to create business partnerships with minority companies, in order to generate savings, improve service, and strengthen relationships within the community
  • In essence he/she must be a recognized and company wide advocate/ambassador of the program and specifically provide executive level leadership and direction on all matters of supplier diversity to ensure the program/process development, implementation, interpretation and review of the supplier diversity policies and processes
  • Monitor and align corporate goals, especially sales goals and supplier diversity efforts
Qualifications for supplier diversity
  • CPIM/CPM or equivalent desirable
  • At least 3 - 5 years of progressive indirect strategic sourcing experience in business
  • At least 2 - 4 years hands-on experience in negotiating standard contract terms and conditions, redlining agreements, supplier diversity, solution implementation, invoice and payment processing of allocated invoices and establishing detailed and performance-driven scope of work documents
  • Experience in negotiating outsourcing agreements a plus
  • Background/experience in spend analysis and sourcing
  • Exceptional negotiating skills and experience, and the capability and desire to train others in this strategic skill set
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier diversity. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supplier diversity
  • Review all formal procurement activities directed at enhancing diverse supplier business utilization and participation
  • Proactively manage relationships to ensure mission critical needs are met in a timely manner while minimizing risk and financial impact
  • Participate in industry-wide supplier diversity cooperatives and supplier diversity events
  • Interact with outside organizations
  • Facilitates the implementation and support of a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) lifecycle which commences once supplier selection and contracting activities are completed
  • Complete reports required by client contracts and diversity plans/reports specified in government contacts
  • Support strategic sourcing projects in indirect spend categories primarily in human resources services but also facility services and corporate services
  • Execute strategic sourcing activities across the strategic sourcing process, including data collection, demand/supply analysis, strategy, requests for proposals and information, management of bidder communications, review and summarization of bid responses, stakeholder meetings
  • Develop fact-based negotiation strategies and lead negotiations with vendors
  • Support the strategic sourcing team with negotiation and drafting of contract agreements
Qualifications for supplier diversity
  • Success in a consultative role, , proven ability to influence without authority
  • Excellent communications, influencing and presentation skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Economic/Business Administration or related degree
  • Analytics – ability to analyze data to determine current state and next development steps of the program
  • Project Management – Ability to prioritize activities and multi-task to drive maximum benefit
  • Problem solving – Ability to understand objectives, identify obstacles, initiative root cause analysis, mitigate risk, and develop and implement recommendations for alternative solutions

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