Supplier Diversity Manager
Posted on: September 10, 2019
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications
provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more
than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience,
CenturyLink strives to be the worlds best networking company by
solving customers increased demand for reliable and secure
connections. The company also serves as its customers trusted
partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity
and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that
help protect their business.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services
company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the
digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems
management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting,
cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband,
voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a
robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a
360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit
CenturyLink for more information.
The Corporate Manager of Supplier Diversity leads the company's
efforts to identify, expand and accelerate the use of Small,
Minority-owned, Women-owned, Small disadvantaged, Veteran-owned,
HUB Zone, Disability and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual
(LGBTQ) business enterprises. This person establishes the corporate
strategy for a comprehensive Global Supplier Diversity Program and
leads in the implementation and management of the program for the
company. This includes developing annual and multi-year program
plans to meet or exceed supplier diversity goals.
The Manager acts as the company representative to local, regional,
state, and national supplier diversity organizations, associations
or regulating bodies. Implements, manages and enhances various
aspects of the company's Global Supplier Diversity Program
including, policies, procedures, objectives, processes, and
communications to increase opportunities across the corporation
for, and participation with, small and/or diverse suppliers.
Ensures that Diverse business enterprises are given full
consideration in the company's bidding and selection processes.
Establishes comprehensive outreach strategies and prioritizes the
company's efforts to maximize best-in-class opportunities
Requires strong partnerships with diverse supplier communities, the
company's Public-Sector Sales Team, Field Operations, Engineering,
Procurement and Supply Chain and other internal customers to ensure
the company's business objectives are met. Directly engages in
vendor outreach, vendor due diligence, pairs internal opportunities
with qualified Diverse Suppliers, assists in contract negotiations
and leads diverse supplier relationship building. Deals with
stakeholders at all levels throughout the company requiring
managerial acumen, tact, and awareness of the company's business
environment. Requires expert working knowledge of government FAR
clauses as it relates to Supplier Diversity initiatives, and how
these FAR clauses are applied as part of government reporting
requirements. This position will work with Sales Contracting during
the bidding process, Global Procurement Contracting to maintain and
update all supplier diversity requirements and clauses in corporate
procurement template contracts.
This position is responsible for insuring accurate and timely
reporting regarding the company's Supplier Diversity plans, efforts
and achievements to public sector and commercial customers.Job
- This individual is the face of the Global Supplier Diversity
Program working with Global Procurement and Sales Teams to position
our program to be best-in class.
- Is knowledgeable of and ensures compliance with all regulatory
requirements and FAR clauses related to supplier diversity.
- Prepares required filings and, as necessary, testimony to the
respective regulatory entities.
- Provide support and assistance in developing proposal responses
containing a small and/or diverse business requirement.
- Compiles data to analyze the effectiveness of the supplier
diversity program against stated goals.
- Maintains reporting responsibility for Federal, State, Local
and Commercial diversity requirements.
- Acts as the primary advocate for supplier diversity within the
organization. Builds relationships with key stakeholders across the
company to facilitate achievement of supplier diversity goals.
- Consults with Procurement, Supply Chain and various business
leaders to ensure appropriate identification, qualification, and
inclusion of diverse suppliers. Guides company employees with
sourcing responsibility towards consistently including diverse
suppliers in the competitive bidding process.
- 3+ years of supplier diversity program management experience,
including small/diverse vendor outreach, small/diverse vendor
sourcing, reporting to government entities, and project
- Knowledge of government subcontract reporting requirements,
most importantly Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
- MBA degree a plus but not required.
- Knowledge of Public Utilities Commission diversity regulatory
requirements a plus (GO 156 in California, etc.)
- Knowledge of general legal and regulatory concepts (FARs,
Uniform Commercial Code, Sherman, Robinson-Patman etc.) and
- Computer literacy and proficiency in the use of Excel software,
Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
- Financial analysis, cost, and spend analysis.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
- Quality-focused, customer-oriented individual with the business
and critical skills to manage a wide variety of supplier diversity
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including collaboration, team
building, problem solving, listening and relationship
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must be a self-starter and be able to deal with demanding
situations on a day-to-day basis.
Bachelors or Equivalent
Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver;
US-Colorado-Littleton; US-District of Columbia-Washington;
Requisition #: 214574
This job may require successful completion of an online assessment.
A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website
We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all
persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national
origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic
characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other
legally protected status (collectively, protected statuses). We do
not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions,
including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits,
discipline, termination, job assignments or training.
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by employees within
this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change
based on changing business needs and conditions.
Keywords: CenturyLink, Broomfield , Supplier Diversity Manager, Executive , Broomfield, Colorado
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