Organized Supplier Diversity Professional with expertise in managing diversity reporting and inclusion for a Fortune 10 company. Strengths in developing and managing people, problem solving, process improvements. Excellent role model; setting high standards for expectations and quality service in fast-paced, dynamic markets. Proficient in using Ariba Contracting and Sourcing, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point for managing effectively and proficiently. Self-starter able to work independently and on a team.
Ariba Contracting and Sourcing
Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Self-starter able to work independently and on a team.
04/2013 to 07/2015
Senior Supplier Diversity ConsultantCVS Heatlh – Woonsocket, RI
Supplier Outreach and Engagement
Liaison with internal Strategic Sourcing team to qualify, track, analyze and provide potential minority and women- owned suppliers for upcoming request for proposals (RFPs)
Manages the process to identify contracting and purchasing opportunities to ensure minority and woman-owned businesses have the opportunity to compete.
Instituted a tracking system to capture diversity inclusion
Responsible for managing minority, women, veteran and other qualified diverse vendor spending improvement initiatives.
Provides leadership and guidance to associates, collaborate with numerous internal and external stakeholders.
Forged relationships with diverse national/ local chambers and councils.
Identifies and develops improvement opportunities to aggregate diverse spend.
Assesses and validates current and future supplier capabilities.
Works with consumer insights team to gather diversity insights for driving local opportunities.
Assist in the coordination and participation of supplier diversity professional associations, trade shows, advocacy group and governmental functions.
Spearheaded large and small scale matchmaking events.
Established online supplier registration format for diversity matchmaking events
Supports the tracking and monitoring of supplier diversity data on a quarterly bases.
10/2008 to 04/2013
Sr. Sourcing/ Contracts AnalystCVS Pharmacy, Inc – Woonsocket, RI
supply markets (researching and identifying potential qualified suppliers,
researching industry cost/price drivers, developing requests for proposals).
supplier proposals and presenting results in a concise fashion.
new supplier agreements.
management for small to medium size sourcing initiatives including:
cross functional teams
critical success criteria and develop project strategies
and communicating project milestones and results
supplier offering the best overall value
agreement pricing and terms and conditions
supplier relationships through the supplier selection process, while
maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
required to work on special projects as needed
02/1996 to 10/2008
Competitive Survey Supervisor/ Price Management AnalystAhold, USA – Quincy, MA
Chaired a pilot program for voice recognition capital
Supervised a team of 12 price checkers across New England and the DC Beltway
a pricing book upgrade which simplified the competitive analysis reporting
process and increased productivity for associates in the field.
Oversaw and facilitated weekly schedules and payroll budge
Recorded competitor pricing for multiple grocery commodities
03/1981 to 07/1993
District Sales Manager, Field Training Coordinator, Store Manager Melville Corporation, Chess King/Garage, Inc. – New York, NY
managed operations of a district of nine retail clothing stores with $15M+ sales
volume and 220+ sales associates for a national clothing chain.
District sales increase was 30% which
resulted in coming in Top 5 in the chain.
Motivated the staff to up sell, provide quality service and encourage
selected, hired and trained associates to staff stores to meet daily and
seasonal operations. requirements and provide high quality customer service.
staff to meet store expectations for quality, sales and customer service.
Expected honesty and integrity from
associates and modeled appropriate behavior.
Promoted internally to increase morale and ensure quality management
associates were available for promotion.
strategies with Senior Managers to improve sales and chain's image through
appropriate merchandise selection depending on store demographics.
with Visual Merchandising Manager to develop a seasonal merchandising plan-o-gram
for the entire chain.
and organized management and sales meetings.
Presented the chain's yearly expectations and introduced new store
met inventory control goals following loss prevention and shrink
a personal notebook of everything a district manager needed to run a successful
district which was seen by senior management and subsequently rolled out as a
tool nationwide for all district managers.
As a Store Manager won the Top Volume Sales Award.
A.S: Retail Management/Fashion MerchandisingCommunity College of Rhode Island - Warwick, RI Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising
Education and Development
Conducted Capabilities Statement Training for 200 plus suppliers
Assisted with developing a Tier II-III reporting training program for new and current supplier pool
Orchestrated an "On boarding Process" for newly contracted suppliers
Instituted a pre-qualifying process to ensure suppliers would meet internal business unit needs
Develop mentoring practices by working with Chamber of Commerce to provide training programs for vendors to learn how to do business with larger organizations
Formulated a Supplier Diversity internal opportunity event package to showcase the importance of Supplier Diversity.
Community Service, travel, gardening and active in my civic community
Team lead for colleague resource group called VALOR, which assisted with numerous company sponsored events for vetrans