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Manager, Vendor Diversity & Inclusion

Job ID 607 Date posted 07/22/2021

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Overview

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.

Primary Responsibilities

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.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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