Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
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.

Proficient in:

  • Ariba Contracting and Sourcing
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point 
  • Self-starter able to work independently and on a team.
Work History
03/2013 to 06/2015 Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant CVS Heatlh | City, STATE,

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.
09/2008 to 03/2013 Sr. Sourcing/ Contracts Analyst CVS Pharmacy, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Evaluate supply markets (researching and identifying potential qualified suppliers, researching industry cost/price drivers, developing requests for proposals).
  • Analyze supplier proposals and presenting results in a concise fashion.
  • Implement new supplier agreements.  
  • Provide project management for small to medium size sourcing initiatives including:
  • o   Leading cross functional teams
  • o   Identify critical success criteria and develop project strategies
  • o   Documenting and communicating project milestones and results
  • o   Select supplier offering the best overall value
  • o   Negotiate agreement pricing and terms and conditions o   Administer project timelines
  • o   Manage supplier relationships through the supplier selection process, while maintaining  relationships with internal stakeholders
  • o   Often required to work on special projects as needed
01/1996 to 09/2008 Competitive Survey Supervisor/ Price Management Analyst Ahold, USA | City, STATE,
  • Chaired a pilot program for voice recognition capital equipment purchase.
  • Supervised  a team of 12 price checkers across New England and the DC Beltway 
  • Implemented 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 
02/1981 to 06/1993 District Sales Manager, Field Training Coordinator, Store Manager Melville Corporation, Chess King/Garage, Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Successfully 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 repeat business.
  • Recruited, selected, hired and trained associates to staff stores to meet daily and seasonal operations. requirements and provide high quality customer service.
  • Developed 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.
  • Formulated strategies with Senior Managers to improve sales and chain’s image through appropriate merchandise selection depending on store demographics.
  • Collaborated with Visual Merchandising Manager to develop a seasonal merchandising plan-o-gram for the entire chain.
  • Planned and organized management and sales meetings.  Presented the chain’s yearly expectations and introduced new store operations.    
  • Successfully met inventory control goals following loss prevention and shrink guidelines.
  • Devised 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.  
Expected in A.S | Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI GPA:
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
Additional Information
  • Team lead for colleague resource group called VALOR, which assisted with numerous company sponsored events for vetrans

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School Attended

  • Community College of Rhode Island

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant
  • Sr. Sourcing/ Contracts Analyst
  • Competitive Survey Supervisor/ Price Management Analyst
  • District Sales Manager, Field Training Coordinator, Store Manager


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