The Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement Lead is responsible for the development, promotion, implementation, and management of initiatives for the Procurement group, which is strategically aligned with the vision and goals of the university. This position will help increase procurement spend with diverse and local businesses, support end user requirements, focus on improving procurement sustainability efforts, and promote the University’s brand in the community. The role also includes responsibility for diverse business community outreach and relationship building at the highest leadership levels of both the University and local diverse business advocacy organizations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop a comprehensive strategy for the Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Procurement programs and manage all aspects of the programs
Work closely with the budget owners and categories to identify opportunities to incorporate the Supplier Diversity program into the sourcing process
Develop key performance indicators and provide regular updates and reporting to key stakeholders
Act as a resource to identify potential diverse suppliers to participate in procurement opportunities
Advocate and provide communications and training of supplier diversity initiatives
Explore associations and organizations related to supplier diversity and sustainable procurement and become an active member
Participate in and occasionally host conferences, trade shows and supplier round-tables, both internally and externally
Implement and manage a robust diverse business community outreach program while seeking to reduce costs and improve service quality
Build and maintain a database /network of suppliers and subcontractors
Develop and distribute supplier scorecards and make recommendations to Procurement team on viability of maintaining longer term relationships
This position has no direct reports, therefore the ability to manage through influence is critical to the success of both the role and the overall program.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement/supplier diversity for a large organization or other related experience required
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Master’s degree with business management focus
Industry professional certifications and project management skills considered a plus
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experienced and comfortable working with senior level management
Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
Previous experience with small business, diversity councils and diversity organizations preferred
Demonstrate strong influential power and execution abilities; attention to detail is a must
Demonstrate passion for attracting, developing and retaining a viable list of qualified suppliers
Analytical skills to create spend analysis reports, tracking and reporting of established metrics
Classified Title: Small Business & Supplier Diversity Lead Working Title: Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Procurement Lead Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,700 to $69,780 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: [email protected] Administration and Finance Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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