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Microsoft Corporation Supplier Diversity Program Manager in Redmond, Washington

The Microsoft Procurement mission is to deliver business value through innovative, compliant, and cost-effective global solutions. Procurement is a global team of over 200 employees across 30 countries supporting 100+ geographies and facilitating billions in annual purchases worldwide. Microsoft Procurement fosters a culture of collaboration, innovation, operational excellence and provides meaningful career growth opportunities within a flexible, hybrid work environment so you can better integrate professional and personal life.

The Responsible Procurement & Compliance function within Procurement holds corporate accountability to drive social equity, diversity and sustainability impact through our supply chain and ensure suppliers who perform work on Microsoft’s behalf adhere to the same high ethical, social, and regulatory standards and requirement as Microsoft.

Responsible Procurement & Compliance is looking for a Supplier Diversity Program Manager to be part of our team. This role includes supporting Microsoft’s commitment to purchase products, services, and solutions from diverse owned businesses. We aspire to grow a more diverse, inclusive, and sustainable supplier ecosystem that mirrors the diversity in the products we develop and in the communities in which we live and work.

The Supplier Diversity Program Manager position is a phenomenal opportunity for those who hold a passion for equity and societal change by leveraging the power of a supply chain to amplify positive impact across the globe. In addition, if you have a deep desire to solve complex business problems, improve processes through systems thinking, develop strong internal and external stakeholder engagement and seek an opportunity to make an immediate and direct impact on Microsoft’s commitment to diversity and inclusion – this role is for you!

Responsibilities

  • Support initiatives, projects, policies, and processes that drive key results to advance diverse supplier spend and sustainable growth opportunities for diverse owned businesses across the company.

  • Partner across Procurement and the supplier diversity community to seek and deliver a scalable pipeline of diverse suppliers for Microsoft. This includes supplier diversity certification vetting, supplier capability reviews, supplier to stakeholder introductions, etc.

  • Help create individualized experiences for diverse suppliers to ensure readiness to build long-term relationships, and to match supplier capabilities with Microsoft business needs.

  • Advocate for the advancement of diverse owned businesses through strong storytelling, accurate reporting and analysis, and external peer engagements with diversity organizations and non-profit industry advocacy groups.

  • Consistently demonstrate your ability to work with and within a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to Procurement and business stakeholders to progress organizational and company DE&I priorities.

  • Support process and operational improvements by leveraging digital tools to create scale, simplicity, and a better overall experience. Identify new opportunities to increase efficiency and articulate the value to the business.

  • Support diversity spend reporting requirements/processes to monitor and measure progress against goals and objects.

  • Administrative support as needed (budgeting, PO submission, etc.)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (e.g., Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Management, Computer Science) AND 3+ years experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, human resources, or business-related roles

  • OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree plus a minimum of (5) years business experience in the field of procurement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and/or business program operations, or a combination of higher education and 5+ of Supplier Diversity experience.

  • Experience supporting a Supplier Diversity program or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives is preferred.

  • Demonstrative experience in providing strategy and thought leadership within areas of Procurement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or general business program operations.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to distill and deliver complex, ambiguous information to a variety of audiences.

  • Reporting and data analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Adept problem solver with solid judgement.

  • Ability to persuade others through indirect influence.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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