Manager, Supplier Diversity

Job ID 2021-40026
Area of Interest
Location Name
70th & SPW Admin Offices
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Strategic Sourcing
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hospital About Us:


Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


Responsible for overseeing operations and strategic direction of supplier diversity program by increasing, enhancing, and leading sourcing and procurement opportunities for diverse suppliers. Interacts, develops and maintains professional relationships with internal stakeholders, including: line management, sourcing, logistics, real estate, construction, digital products/services, facility leaders, corporate communications, etc., as well as with professional and community organizations to attract, develop and sustain diverse suppliers.

Drives analyses and reporting, coaching, and collaborating with supply chain team and end users, on-board new diverse suppliers and maintain the website and database. Works closely with team members throughout the company to educate and engage them on Seattle Children’s strategic vision for supplier diversity. Collaborates with end users and supply chain to increase participation of diverse suppliers during RFIs, RFPs, direct negotiation, and other procurement opportunities with a focus on performance goals and objectives. Provides leadership to external professional and/or civic organizations to attract, develop and retain diverse suppliers.




Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, or other related fields
- At least (5) years of experience working with diverse suppliers or in diversity and inclusion working on multi-faceted, results oriented diversity initiatives in a healthcare, academic or corporate organization
- Experience with business development and finance, healthcare materials management and logistics, sourcing, and support operations are a plus
- Experience and credibility as a strategic partner with the ability to influence to gain acceptance of ideas/plans with leaders at ALL levels of an organization, and work across a matrix with differing unit/regional cultures.
- Experience managing a Tier II program
- Recognized by others as a subject matter expert and sought out by others internally and externally as a source of professional advice and guidance

Required Credentials:
- N/A

- Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainable Business, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Architecture, or a related field
- At least five (5) years experience working in sustainability, public policy, environmental or project management arenas


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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