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CBRE Vice President - Global Supplier Diversity in Buffalo, New York

Vice President - Global Supplier Diversity

Job ID

39780

Posted

24-Nov-2021

Service line

Advisory Segment

Role type

Full-time

Areas of Interest

Executive Management, Purchasing/Procurement, Workplace Strategy

Location(s)

Akron - Ohio - United States of America, Albuquerque - New Mexico - United States of America, Atlanta - Georgia - United States of America, Austin - Texas - United States of America, Baltimore - Maryland - United States of America, Birmingham - Alabama - United States of America, Bloomington - Minnesota - United States of America, Boise - Idaho - United States of America, Boston - Massachusetts - United States of America, Broken Arrow - Oklahoma - United States of America, Buffalo - New York - United States of America, Charleston - South Carolina - United States of America, Charlotte - North Carolina - United States of America, Chattanooga - Tennessee - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Cincinnati - Ohio - United States of America, Cleveland - Ohio - United States of America, Columbus - Ohio - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Des Moines - Iowa - United States of America, Fargo - North Dakota - United States of America, Fayetteville - Arkansas - United States of America, Grand Rapids - Michigan - United States of America, Greensboro - North Carolina - United States of America, Hartford - Connecticut - United States of America, Houston - Texas - United States of America, Indianapolis - Indiana - United States of America, Jacksonville - Florida - United States of America, Little Rock - Arkansas - United States of America, Louisville - Kentucky - United States of America, Madison - Wisconsin - United States of America, Manchester - New Hampshire - United States of America, Manhattan - New York - United States of America, Memphis - Tennessee - United States of America, Miami - Florida - United States of America, Milwaukee - Wisconsin - United States of America, Minneapolis - Minnesota - United States of America, Nashville - Tennessee - United States of America, New Haven - Connecticut - United States of America, Oklahoma City - Oklahoma - United States of America, Omaha - Nebraska - United States of America, Orlando - Florida - United States of America, Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Phoenix - Arizona - United States of America, Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania - United States of America, Raleigh - North Carolina - United States of America, Richmond - Virginia - United States of America, Rochester - New York - United States of America, Saint Louis - Missouri - United States of America, Savannah - Georgia - United States of America, Stamford - Connecticut - United States of America, Syracuse - New York - United States of America, Tampa - Florida - United States of America, Tulsa - Oklahoma - United States of America, Tuscon - Arizona - United States of America, Washington - District of Columbia - United States of America, White Plains - New York - United States of America, Wilmington - Delaware - United States of America

Position Overview

The Global Supplier Diversity Leader is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a formal Supplier Diversity Program for CBRE in support of our corporate Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Reporting to the Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, this highly visible role will also focus on strategic initiatives as we continue to transform the organization globally by driving our core values of speed, simplicity, courage, and collaboration. If you’re ready to make an impact within a fast paced, dynamic global environment this could be the perfect role for you!

Additional Responsibilities

· Develop a comprehensive strategy for CBRE’s Supplier Diversity Program and manage all aspects of the program.

· Develop relationships with diverse suppliers and promote networking relationships between suppliers and commodity buying teams to support CBRE’s procurement organization goals.

· Work with external supplier diversity partner councils (MBE Councils, WBE Councils, Veterans Councils, Disability Councils, LGBTQ Councils) to support programs, and create opportunities for diverse suppliers to grow business and support CBRE’s procurement Goals.

· Lead training initiatives across all stakeholders to educate them on supplier diversity requirements, programs, and systems.

· Identify best industry practices in supplier diversity programs by conducting research consisting of external benchmarking, attending conferences, gaining insight from customers and key vendors

· Develop a corporate minority supplier development plan goal and communicates those goals across the entire supply chain

· Establishes a comprehensive internal and external outreach communication plan in support of the overall CBRE corporate vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

· Lead, develop, and manage complex enterprise commodity or category strategies as defined by Strategic Sourcing leadership. Assist with identification of existing diverse suppliers as well as introduce new diverse suppliers for commodities or categories.

· Consults with Procurement, Supply Chain and various business leaders to ensure appropriate identification, qualification, and inclusion of diverse suppliers. Responsible for all reporting of Company’s diverse supplier spend (Tier 1 and Tier 2) for all business operations and government contracts where applicable

· Develop a supplier diversity corporate policy that clearly defines Executive Management commitment and measures success.

· Works closely with Chief Diversity Officer and event host to fully understand the vision for events. Coordinates event logistics and provides budget information as needed.

Supports category manager/sourcing leaders in all RFP’s to ensure consistent approach and reporting practices

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or other business-related area.

· 7 + years procurement, supply chain and/or Supplier Diversity program management work experience related.

· Knowledgeable in strategic sourcing and vendor management

· Previous work experience in developing and establishing supplier diversity programs and/or organization

· Strong ethical background.

· Excellent leadership and talent development skills.

· Strong decision maker

· Seasoned negotiator with knowledge of cost tools such as material breakdown, benchmarking, value analysis, value engineering, complex RFQ’s and innovative purchasing tools.

· Knowledge of root cause analysis, problem solving, continuous improvement, corrective and preventative action, product quality assurance systems and supplier performance development and evaluation is helpful.

· Ability to travel of 20-30%

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)

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