The Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Manager will be responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy for NYU’s new Supplier Diversity & Sustainability program and managing all aspects of the program, while leveraging both internal and external best-practices. The role will be responsible for coordinating diversity, socially and environmentally responsible sourcing and the engagement of historically underutilized and diverse businesses. Partnering with the Office of Global Inclusion and the Office of Sustainability, this position will help to monitor and report on procurement spend with diverse and local businesses, support end user requirements, focus on improving procurement’s contribution, compliance and support of NYU’s sustainability initiatives, and promote the University's brand in the community. The role also includes responsibility for diverse business community outreach and relationship building with both the University and local diverse business advocacy organizations as well as the oversight of the certification and verification process for sustainable and diverse suppliers.
Bachelor's Degree Supply chain, Business, Public Administration or a related field
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, other business related field, or Engineering and/or Procurement, Supply Chain, and /or Project Management Master's Degree MBA or other advanced degree in a related field
5+ years’ experience managing a Supplier Diversity and/or Sustainability program. Must have equivalent experience in procurement, managing competitive bidding processes, contracted service delivery, vendor relations, and client satisfaction.
7+ years of related experience. Experience with Procurement is highly preferred.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
● Strong knowledge of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability programs, preferably in a higher-education environment ● Possesses skill to advocate for and influence change in business decisions with respect to supplier diversity utilization ● Strong knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations that apply to the provisions and limitations of a Supplier Diversity Program ● Experience with lifecycle cost assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and/or similar metrics and their use in demonstrating the value proposition for sustainability ● Strong experience with sustainability evaluation rating systems such as LEED, WELL, Fitwell, BIFMA, EPDs, HPDs, EPEAT, ENERGY STAR, Green Seal, FSC, and/or others. ● Experience with ESG and CSR rating and reporting systems such as GRI, GRESB, B Corp and/or others. ● Proven ability to manage multiple projects and programs at a time and balance competing priorities. ● Has acquired knowledge of principles and practices of contract administration and procurement strategies ● Knowledge of various contract types, proposal preparations and cost and price analysis. ● Ability to analyze situations, identify problems and recommend solutions. ● Ability to analyze data and draw relevant and appropriate conclusions. ● Consistency in application of university and department policies and practices. ● Previous experience with small business, diversity councils and diversity organizations, and/or sustainability councils and organizations ● Demonstrated ability to develop data-driven business cases including demand forecasts, category trends, and accurate savings estimations. ● Excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. ● Proven methodology for benchmarking against higher education or industry Supplier Diversity program and Sustainability initiatives. ● Demonstrated ability to make effective business decisions, including the ability to apply logical thinking and exercise sound judgment. ● Excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. ● Proficiency in Word, Excel and Microsoft Office Suite Products.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
● Knowledge and proficiency with the Jaggaer procurement system ● Knowledge and proficiency with sustainability procurement reporting tools such as AASHE STARS or similar
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen.
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