JOB SUMMARY Spectrum’s 98,000+ employee community is connecting people and businesses with advanced entertainment and telecom products that help them thrive. A commitment to customer satisfaction inspires us to think bigger and aim higher. Our Procurement team supports that goal by proactively managing costs and risks while developing positive supplier relationships and creating business value. Spectrum provides industry-leading retirement benefits, comprehensive health care options, tuition reimbursement, community-building opportunities, and more. Learn how you can make a difference with Spectrum and Charter Procurement.
Supplier Diversity is the practice of intentionally utilizing businesses owned and controlled by Minority, Women, LGBT, Veteran, and Disabled persons within an organization’s supply chain. Supplier Diversity professionals are the bridge between diverse businesses and the companies they wish to support.
This role will support Charter Communications’ Strategic Procurement team in driving the company toward best in class Supplier Diversity performance. As an integral part of our Supplier Diversity Team, this individual will support the program management, reporting, analysis, and relationship-building component of the Procurement organization’s Supplier Diversity Program. The role requires a collaborative spirit, an understanding of Strategic Sourcing processes and Supplier Diversity best practices, and the ability to support the implementation and development of program principles within Charter.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support implementation and enhancement of Charter’s Supplier Diversity Program. Includes policies, procedures, objectives, processes, and communications to increase the opportunities for and the utilization of diverse suppliers
Assist in developing annual and multi-year program plans to help Charter meet Supplier Diversity goals and continuously improve
Serve as primary point of contact for Tier 2 reporting program. Focus on Tier 2 spend improvement, analysis, prime supplier onboarding, and general reporting management
Manage and respond to the Supplier Diversity email inbox
Support and assist in the development of presentations and reports, both internal and external
Work closely with Procurement Analytics Team to measure and report diverse spend and activity (supplier, Business Unit, Enterprise levels). Includes assisting in analyzing data and developing presentation materials
Work with Strategic Sourcing Teams to identify business unit opportunities to utilize diverse suppliers. Includes understanding supply requirements, and identifying/engaging qualified diverse suppliers for consideration in sourcing events
Help implement new and innovative methods to identify and qualify diverse supplier candidates
Identify and help implement opportunities to make it simple for diverse suppliers to apply/qualify/partner with Charter
Support efforts to build relationships with various local and regional diversity council organizations
Attend and represent Charter at various local and national diversity conferences and meetings. Coordinate event schedules and the participation of other Charter employees and Business Units (e.g., matchmaking events to identify qualified candidates)
Promote Charter in the Supplier Diversity community
Support and assist in conducting and leading Supplier Diversity-related training sessions to internal and external stakeholders
Perform other duties as requested that support the success of Charter’s Supplier Diversity Program
Oral and written skills
Strong problem solving skills
Procurement or supply chain understanding
Takes initiative and sees tasks through to completion
Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Works well in a team environment
Works well independently with minimal direction
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Excellent relationship building skills (internal customers, suppliers, diversity councils)
Ability to simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-pace environment
Strong customer service skills and ability to build a customer-focused culture
Ability to travel to local and national events and activities relevant to the program
Perform other duties as requested
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE 2+ years of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, or related experience 0-3 years of Supplier Diversity or Diversity & Inclusion program experience
Internal Number: 259704BR
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Spectrum is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states.
Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Spectrum's business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.