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Supplier Diversity Manager

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Supplier Diversity Manager reports to the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and serves as the primary focal
point for all supplier diversity initiatives and responsibilities. This Manager serves as an expert in supplier diversity
and works externally with diverse suppliers and diverse supplier organizational development entities such as the
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), the National Minority Supplier Development Council
(NMSDC), Out Georgia, GHX Vendormate, Supplier Gateway, and other organizations to create, maintain, and
advance a rich repository of diverse suppliers who are prepared to successfully partner with Wellstar for clinical and
non-clinical supply and service needs.
This leader will also work internally to ensure that all functional organizations within Wellstar are actively engaging our
Supplier Diversity Council to identify and slate a candidate of qualified, diverse suppliers for all purchasing and
Requests for Proposal, Requests for Quotation, or Requests for Information (RFx initiatives).
Additional internal responsibilities will consist of facilitating all Supplier Diversity Council meetings, activities, and
events. Formulating new programs and initiatives designed to engage the diverse supplier community and prepare
them for upcoming RFx events. Developing and maintaining communication channels and content for the Wellstar
Supplier Diversity web site. Reporting progress on a quarterly basis to senior management specific to Wellstar spend
and program
1. Facilitating and leading
a. The incumbent will establish a Diverse Supplier Portal and ensure that all upcoming and applicable
sourcing initiatives are presented and available to the diverse supplier community. This leader will
ensure that the RFx Awarding Leader or Selection Committee is aware of these diverse suppliers
and that diverse suppliers are present in all Wellstar RFx initiatives.
b. The incumbent will be able to lead RFx initiatives on behalf of the Supply Chain organization, or
other performing organizations such as Human Resources, Information Technology, Construction,
or Marketing.
c. The incumbent will lead the Supplier Diversity Team and will represent the Supply Chain Leadership
function on Corporate Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives as required. This will include
establishing annual goals and objectives, meeting agendas, and corresponding reporting and report
d. Partner with other Health Systems to share in learnings and similar initiatives that will advance the
Supplier Diversity Program at Wellstar.
e. Sits on Value Analysis (VA) and Contracting teams and councils seeking opportunities to match
diverse suppliers to RFx and contracting initiatives. Challenges Facilitators and Category Leaders
as to ensuring inclusion in all Supply Chain RFX and contracting initiatives. Ensures that core
processes specific to the RFx process and other Supply Chain business processes have Supplier
Diversity "built in at inception" as opposed to an afterthought.
f. Develops procedures, policies and programs as required and needed in support of the Supplier
Diversity Program.
2. Developing the diverse vendor community 40%
a. The incumbent will work with GMSDC, NMSDC, and other diverse vendor organizations to cultivate
and develop a large pool of qualified, diverse vendors. These vendors will be ready to successfully
compete and win in the RFx Process at Wellstar.
b. The incumbent will establish, host and project management Wellstar Sponsored initiatives that will
cultivate and develop a diverse supplier portfolio for future utilization.
c. The incumbent will work with our GPO and Cooperative partners (Vizient and Partners GPO) to:
1. Represent Wellstar at initiatives designed to enhance the portfolio of diverse suppliers
that Wellstar may call upon for future supply and RFx initiatives.
2. Ensure that GPO and Cooperative initiatives and events are well aligned with Wellstar's
mission, vision, and values as it pertains to diverse supplier development.
d. Works with our diverse supplier reporting company (Supplier Gateway), our top 10 medical supplies
companies, and our top construction companies to develop a Tier 2 supplier reporting program.
e. Works to expand Tier 2 reporting beyond the top 10 suppliers.
f. Oversees Policies, Processes and Procedures specific to the Supplier Diversity Program.
g. Engages in local and national initiatives to promote the Wellstar Supplier Diversity Program.
3. Reporting
a. Reports out quarterly to management the diverse spend by category, and by tier.
b. Reports out quarterly as to how many diverse suppliers were considered, per RFx, across the
Wellstar organization.
c. Other applicable reporting as required.
Trust/Engagement Mandatory Content)
a. Builds a culture of trust and engagement as reflected in the Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey at a
direct report, workgroup and hospital/entity level.
b. Holds leaders accountable for behaviors that create trust and engagement.
c. Performs all duties and responsibilities of this position in a manner that reflects the values of Wellstar.
d. Maintains and strengthens relationships with physicians and assures their involvement in developing
systems to assure the growth of the service and the cost-effective delivery of quality patient care in a
manner that fosters patient and employee satisfaction.
Results Oriented Leadership (Mandatory Content)
a. Sets challenging and productive goals
b. Holds team accountable for actions while providing leadership and motivation
c. Provides resources and support
d. Uses checkpoints and data to track progress, setting up system and processes to measure results.
Collaboration and Partnership (Mandatory Content)
a. Works collaboratively and as a team member with facility leaders and Quality Directors
b. Partners with Human Resources to achieve desired organizational culture, staffing and workforce
c. Fosters positive working relationships between staff and physicians across the Health System.
d. Fosters a culture that focuses on patient satisfaction, safe
Required Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree. (Preferred: Business Administration, Project, and Program Management, other)
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:
None, however a PMP (Project Management Professional Certification is highly desirable)
Required Minimum Experience:
5+ years in a leadership role, leading and facilitating small and large groups, preferably in the supplier diversity
3+ years direct supplier diversity experience.
Required Minimum Skills:
Must have strong interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, be able to multi-task, be flexible, organization skills to
support a multi-site, complex system; must be comfortable facilitating leaders, and speaking to small to mid-size
groups of people
Work involves frequent/routine physical activity: frequently moving about the clinical setting, office, or other facilities
within the service area; frequently positioning self to access files, computers, equipment, and other objects;
performing repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers in using office equipment; and regularly exerting up to 50
pounds of force to move objects. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express /
exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means
of spoken or written English to impart oral or written information to others and to convey detailed spoken instructions
to others. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction, with the ability to adjust the
eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to
compare data at close vision. Occasional requirement to assist with patient care activities. Exposure to anesthetic
gases, blood and body fluids, sharps, hospital grade cleaning solutions, flammable solutions etc. Hours of work
fluctuate with requirement to be visible periodically on the off shift including weekends
We'd like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we'll help you make the most of all life's moments - on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy. We think it's pretty simple - we care for our team members and our team members care for the community. Make a difference in patients' lives--- and your own! Here, it's more than healthcare - it's CareerCare!

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , Supplier Diversity Manager, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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