Manager of Supplier Diversity

Purchasing/Procurement IRONDALE, Alabama


Position at Motion Industries

Reporting to the Director of Procurement Strategy, this position is responsible for overseeing Motion’s supplier diversity program by leading and monitoring procurement opportunities for diverse suppliers.  The role is responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships with internal stakeholders (supply chain, contract accounts, etc.) as well as with professional and community organizations to attract, develop, and sustain diverse suppliers. Motion Industries offers an excellent benefits package that includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick and holiday pay. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and recommends supplier diversity program guidelines, policies and procedures; including review, revision and maintenance of supplier diversity policies and procedures as required
  • Drive management, execution, and development of the Supplier Diversity Program by tracking diversity spend in accordance with the Company's goals
  • Manage various supplier diversity initiatives to ensure compliance with corporate and customer requirements
  • Manages database and leverages external diverse supplier databases to maintain data integrity for internal and external reporting requirements
  • Lead training/awareness programs for internal stakeholders on supplier diversity
  • Maintain comprehensive supplier diversity analytics and reporting
  • Prepares reports documenting program compliance and progress towards established goals; participates in establishing and monitoring of annual supplier diversity goals
  • Attends supplier diversity forums, trade shows and diverse business association meetings.
  • Prepare executive level presentations for the Supplier Diversity Program

 Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a supply chain management or business/finance discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant or related work experience in Procurement/Sourcing
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including being able to speak and facilitate effectively
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Qlik, MS Power Bi, etc. a plus
  • Ability to interpret data into information and create intuitive reports
  • Great organizational and follow-up skills
  • Capable of working independently (Self-starter / self-motivated)
  • Acts with honesty and integrity with employees, customers and stakeholders
  • Facilitates decision-making within area of responsibility
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner and drives results

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.