United Airlines Senior Manager - Supplier Diversity Business Management in Chicago, Illinois
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Job overview and responsibilities
The Senior Manager - Supplier Diversity Business Management is responsible for the design, development and implementation of business enterprise programs that enhance and grow the diversification of supplier partners. This leader will develop processes and systems that enable United to meet diversity goals through proactive training, education, influence, analysis and communication with key business unit leaders. This position reports into the Director, Global Community Engagement Programs.
Educate and inform business unit leaders of the benefits associated with a diverse supply chain and advocate for tools/resources required to support business unit participation.
Partner with business unit leaders to define supplier diversity goals that provide value to the operation.
Build relationships and improve collaboration in a way which allows us to partner on building diverse supplier capacity and increasing the diverse supplier portfolio across major commodities.
Program execution and measurement
Communicate effectively with stakeholders and partners throughout project process.
Collaborate with the GCE Social Impact Optimization team to improve focus and outcomes of key initiatives to ensure the effectiveness of programs and affiliations within the supplier diversity profession.
Interact with executive management to clearly communicate program goals, results, and suggested actions.
Drive and monitor accountability through continuous measurement.
Team management and development
Provide guidance and day-to-day support for the team.
Support team member development and actively identify new learning opportunities to promote continued improvement.
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
5 + years of experience in supply chain, procurement, sourcing and contract management
Minimum 1 year of managerial experience
Experience in supplier diversity administration
Experience briefing and working with executive leaders
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence
Maturity to drive change in a complex environment
Strong communication skills, and the ability to be a persuasive advocate
Process improvement skills
Demonstrated track record in negotiations and contracting
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 32 Community Affairs
Function: Professional Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled