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Supplier Diversity Manager

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

About CenturyLink

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.
Job Summary

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.

Job Summary

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 Description

  • 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 management.
    • 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 purchasing law.
    • 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 activities.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including collaboration, team building, problem solving, listening and relationship building.
    • 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; US-Louisiana-Monroe

      Requisition #: 214574

      This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

      EEO Statement

      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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