The Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Coordinator will work with procurement professionals in the University's central Purchasing Services and Strategic Sourcing departments as well as with University departments to advance socially and environmentally-responsible purchasing while meeting the University's price, performance, quality and regulatory requirements.
Candidate must have a knowledge and understanding of and a passion for the values of diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.
This position 1) coordinates efforts to build healthy economies through sourcing with diverse businesses in the communities where our faculty, staff, students, and alumni live and work, and 2) coordinates the University's efforts to integrate the tenets of sustainability into the University's procurement policies and guidelines, including eliminating waste, buying healthier and more sustainable products, and considering supply chain and sustainable business practices.
Ideal candidates should possess an understanding of historical and institutional barriers to diverse entities' full participation in business; the benefits of diversity; large scale supply chain management; sustainability best practices; demonstrated creativity in identifying procurement relationships that advance the goal of social and environmental responsibility, including diversity, inclusion, and sustainability; and persistence in implementation. Candidates should understand the full definition of
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