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Sr Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
“This company requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and PuertRictbe vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment at this company. In accordance with applicable law, this company will provide reasonable accommodations tstaff augmentation external workers whqualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship tthis company, its operations, or its staff.”

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Analytical
  • Project/Program Management Experience
  • Interest in DI&B/Supplier Diversity
  • Excel intermediate experience (pivot tables, v-lookup, formulas, etc.)
  • PowerPoint intermediate experience
  • Tableau experience preferred.

Day to Day Responsibilities:        
Supporting all operational and some strategy development of this company's Supplier Diversity program

Summary
Excel intermediate experience (pivot tables, v-lookup, etc.)
PowerPoint intermediate experience
Tableau experience preferred.
Bachelors Degree with 2+ years of Sourcing, Program or Project Management experience (open to industry)
Data Analytics
Strong Communication skills (verbal/written)
Program management experience
Previous experience with Supplier Diversity or some familiarity a plus!
The role will be both internal and external facing and will be responsible for executing on the Supplier Diversity strategy in conjunction with the Global Strategic Sourcing organization and appropriate business partners. This highly visible role will be responsible for partnering with stakeholders at all levels across all functions of the organization as well as Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, and Corporate Affairs.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
Support execution of the corporate wide Supplier Diversity strategy and program;
Manage company initiatives related to Supplier Diversity;
Assist in defining program goals, metrics, and a long-range plan; present and report progress;
Communicate and partner effectively with appropriate internal teams based on benchmarking and industry best practices;
Participate and engage with key external organizations; e.g. Diversity Alliance for Science, Supplier Diversity Pharma Forum, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, etc;
Leverage and drive high performing relationships with existing Small and Diverse suppliers; identify potential small/diverse suppliers and connect them with appropriate sourcing and business partners and mentor selected suppliers;
Assist with improvement of Supplier Diversity content and communication channels, including internal and external webpages;
Responsible for training/awareness of Sourcing professionals and other appropriate business partners;
Attend external Supplier Diversity events for the purpose of engagement with the Supplier Diversity community;
Maintain process integrity, adherence to internal policies and controls, and ensure compliance to all applicable laws and regulations related to Supplier Diversity;

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree and 2 years of Sourcing, Program or Project Management experience (open to industry)
OR
Associate’s degree and 6 years of Sourcing, Program or Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 1 years proven work experience working with a Supplier Diversity Program;
  • Proven success working with small and diverse Suppliers and with the external Supplier Diversity community;
  • Proficiency in Procurement and end-to-end procure-to-pay process;
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations that apply to Supplier Diversity Program;
  • Strong supplier relationship and managerial skills;
  • Proven ability to lead projects to successful completion;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong data collection and analysis skills;
  • Proven problem solving skills;
  • Proven track record working with teams;
  • Proven ability to quickly establish credibility with diverse audiences and be perceived as a leader;
  • Proven ability to influence or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with dotted line and non-reporting functions;
  • High level of self-motivation, leadership, positive attitude, and a strong work ethic

The ideal candidate will align with this company’s core values by being accountable for their work, displaying integrity in everything they do, thriving in a team environment, and seeing excellence as the only measure of success.

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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