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Supplier Diversity Manager

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Remote, US

The Division:  U.S. FP&A
Job Id:  2365

Job Summary


Develops, implements, and manages companywide programs to ensure opportunities for minorityowned vendors to participate in procurement activities; manages relationships with contracted Minority & Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) vendors


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


• Develops initiatives designed to enhance business success in support of the program; negotiates attainable MWBE utilization goals for all company departments; identifies companywide contracting/purchasing opportunities and goals to ensure that diversity businesses have competitive bid opportunities

• Identifies commodities and services available from minority businesses; identifies and qualifies MWBE vendors from traditional and nontraditional sources to bid on opportunities; develops, disseminates, and maintains a directory of minority vendors by commodity and maintains a resource library of other published materials

• Builds partnerships with internal and external stakeholders of the program through various methods; conducts training for management and other employees on minority vendor business development and strategic company goals; provides informational seminars to minority business owners about company requirements and opportunities

• Establishes performance measures and standards and develops a system for the ongoing evaluation and continual improvement of the minority vendor program; tracks, monitors, analyzes, and reports on companywide purchasing and contracting, and reports progress to management

• Participates in minority vendor development organizations and activities; participates in media relations, and develops printed materials about the company’s commitment to minority business development and program operation

• Reviews federal, state, and local government legislation and programs, and advises management of their impact on the program

• Performs other duties as required


Education & Experience Required

  •  Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree Business Administration or a related field
  • Minimum Required Six years of job-related work experience
  • Minimum Required Two years in a leadership capacity and two years’ project management/facilitation experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Preferred Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) designation 
  • Preferred Supervisor/manager experience


Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge of government regulations related to minority, small, and women-owned business programs and procurement
  • Knowledge and understanding of supply management procurement practices and policies
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management, creative thinking, and problem-solving
  • Strong leadership, team-building, and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills combined with a high degree of creative thinking
  • Proven ability to work with data to analyze, evaluate, and report performance as well as individual vendor information and status
  • Ability to understand and analyze contract language; proven negotiation skills to mediate and resolve issues related to vendors, external organizations, and internal contacts




  • Acting with Integrity  
  • Communicating Effectively  
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers  
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals  
  • Working with Diverse Populations


Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)



≤ 10%

Nearest Major Market: Eugene