About Lumen Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences.Learn more about Lumen's network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies. The Role
The Manager Procurement Supplier Diversity leads the company's efforts to identify, expand and accelerate the use of Small, Minority-owned, Women-owned, Small disadvantaged, Veteran-owned, and HUB Zone business enterprises. This person establishes the strategy for a comprehensive corporate Supplier Diversity Program and leads the team in the implementation and management of the program for the company.This includes working with the Diversity Manager(s) in developing annual and multi-year program plans to meet or exceed supplier diversity goals. The Manager coordinates the team and 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 Supplier Diversity Program including, policies, procedures, objectives, processes, and communications to increase opportunities for, and participation with 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 opportunities Requires strong partnerships with diverse supplier communities, the company's Public-Sector Sales, Field Operations, Engineering, 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 working knowledge of prequalification, bid and due diligence processes, and the ability to complete financial and commercial risk assessments. This position will work with 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. The Main Responsibilities
Manages a team of individuals and provides leadership to the team with adequate information to make both strategic and tactical decisions. 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. Analyzes goals and identifies target areas for improvement or revision. Identifies risk, gaps, gains, and areas of improvements.Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements related to supplier diversity. Prepares required filings and, as necessary, testimony to the respective regulatory entities. Knowledgeable of government regulations and agency developments through ongoing education and seminars.Understanding of the FARs related to small business acts. Remains current on small business regulations and contract law as appropriate. Provide support and assistance in developing proposal responses containing a small and/or diverse business requirement.Ensures alignment of program objectives with broader organizational and stakeholder goals. Prepares and oversees the executing of short and long-term supplier diversity strategies, goals, objectives, and action plans in support of the company's strategic and annual business plans such as operational efficiency, business growth, and social responsibility. Interfaces regularly with leadership on the status of achieving the annual and long-term supplier diversity goals.Recommends strategic and tactical program adjustments as appropriate. Provides leadership updates on business and regulatory environments related to supplier diversity. Support annual/semi -annual/quarterly supplier review meetings with top management.Works closely with others in Procurement, Public Sector Sales, Field Operations, Engineering and Management. Gains and maintains appropriate sponsorship of program activities, objectives, and goals through the company's Supplier Diversity Council. Consults with Procurement 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. What We Look For in a Candidate
Required Bachelor's Degree or 5 to 7 years of relevant experience Program Management or other Project Management Experience Preferred MBA degree. 5+ years of supplier diversity, purchasing and/or contracting experience in a commercial environment, including vendor outreach, project management, bid document preparation (RFP), due diligence, source selection and contract negotiation. Knowledge of government subcontract reporting requirements such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), GO 156 (California), etc.Computer literacy and proficiency in the use of Excel software, Microsoft Word (must understand redlining), and PowerPoint. Financial analysis, cost, and spend analysis. Ability to manage multiple projects What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 235314 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.Disclaimer 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.