Manager, Vendor Diversity & Inclusion
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
The Manager, Vendor Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for overseeing the SGWS vendor diversity program by increasing, enhancing, and facilitating sourcing and procurement opportunities for diverse partnerships. The Manager interacts with and develops/maintains supportive, professional relationships with SGWS employees and professional and community organizations to attract, develop and sustain diverse vendors.
The Incumbent works collaboratively with all SGWS functional areas procuring goods and/or services when designing and/or implementing strategies related to supplier diversity, diversity outreach, employee communications, special events, diversity celebrations and other diversity initiatives. Provides leadership to external professional and/or civic organizations to attract, develop and retain diverse suppliers.
Core Job Requirements:
Proven experience in developing and managing a successful diversity and inclusion program.
Develop and coordinate monthly supplier diversity reporting on the utilization of diverse business enterprises.
In conjunction with SGWS Business leaders, develop annual vendor diversity spending targets.
Superior presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of D&I with passion and enthusiasm.
Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals
Research, develop, recommend, and execute creative strategies to foster the organization's diversity goals
Review current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the organization's diversity goals
Leverage data to drive manager accountability and increase diverse talent mix within the organization
Analyze and report on diversity data and research trends to ensure that best in class and innovative solutions are continuously integrated into inclusion programs and practices
Serve as the subject matter expert within the organization and work with each team as needed to assist with their D&I goals. For example, work with the marketing team to create decks for our event or work with the program's team to assist with any local challenges etc.
Key Behavioral Competencies:
Per Southern Glazer's Behavioral Competencies Matrix, possesses the ability to demonstrate these competencies at a Manager's level:
Diversity and Inclusion
Bachelors Degree Required
Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) preferred
Sufficient and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in procurement/sourcing, and/or supplier diversity required.
Experience in vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, contract administration
Relevant industry experience
Develop and implement the organization's diversity initiatives and strategy to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace.
Responsible for leadership and management of all inclusion and diversity programs and initiatives, diversity metrics, insights, surveys, internal and external customer consultation, building D&I capability both internally and within our programs as well as the inclusion and diversity culture and communications for all staff, managers, leadership team and board of directors.
Maintain knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices