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Supplier Diversity Specialist

  • Requisition # 2024-140649
  • ShiftDay
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better.

At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Supplier Diversity Specialist will play a key role in assisting the organization in implementing and providing ongoing support of our Supplier Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion (DEI) initiatives by providing analytical and administrative support activities focusing on tracking and reporting on the HMHN Supplier Diversity Program for Goods & Services procurement. Responsible for partnering with various business units to utilize data analytics to report key Supplier Diversity Metrics to identify key insights necessary to achieve supplier diversity goals. The Supplier Diversity Specialist will collaborate with Department Stakeholders throughout the Network to maintain and increase supplier diversity utilization, specifically Tier One and Tier Two Spend. Collaborate also with NJ diversity business organizations and Certified agencies for new opportunities and development of our Supplier Diversity base.

This is a hybrid position.


A day in the life of a Supplier Diversity Specialist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Reporting of all Purchasing Department's diverse supplier spend (both direct and indirect) with Certified minority, women-owned, and diverse businesses for all State and Federally-funded purchases and contracts
  • Monitoring and production of the Purchasing Department with Quarterly Reports for Diverse Suppliers.
  • Provide analysis of program results and report key metrics while advising the internal team on risks and opportunities
  • Develop Supplier Diversity scorecard metrics to support the business needs, measuring success and ensuring tools and data are available to track and report on program goals.
  • Collaborate with Health Trust Supplier Diversity Department to increase Supplier Diversity Spend and analyze reporting.
  • Increase NJ Supplier Diversity Spend by Collaborating with Key Stakeholders, Strategic Sourcing, and Capital Teams.
  • Maintain Supplier Diversity Dashboard.
  • Develop automated reporting for Tier One and Tier 2 Reporting
  • Review existing reports/data to determine potential procurement opportunities for diverse business enterprises to compete in
  • Work closely with DEI stakeholders to understand the insights and critical KPIs that matter most to driving the DEI strategy forward
  • Validate and consolidate complex data from multiple sources, both internal and external, while transforming them into simple, relevant, and actionable insights that support the DEI roadmap
  • Monitor Purchasing RFP's to track and report activity with Diverse Suppliers. Quarterly reports on the amount of Supplier Diversity awarded.
  • Work with Certification agencies to identify available diverse suppliers by category and location
  • Prepare presentations for the HMH Supplier Diversity Executive quarterly meetings.
  • Assist in the Sourcing of new Diverse Vendors.
  • Assist with all DEI applications - Such as the Focus 360 survey. Diversity benchmarking survey that includes Supplier Diversity.
  • Assist development and utilization of innovative data visual presentation strategies to ensure data is conveyed in meaningful and interpretive formats for all audience levels
  • Support overall Diversity, Inclusion, and Supplier Diversity goals, attending events where applicable
  • Uphold HMHN rights and interests while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees, contractors, and consultants
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned
  • Perform annual Supplier Diversity Performance Reviews.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Demonstrated Analytical Reporting skills (i.e. Financial, Product Usage, and Operational).
  • Knowledge of Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across business levels and experience in leading meetings.
  • Organizational and analytical skills to plan, prioritize, evaluate, and solve highly complex problems and challenges quickly and accurately in an environment with multiple and shifting priorities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively with remote teams and a diverse workforce
  • Must have the ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments. Experience building strong relationships with internal business partners and working with multiple business partners in a collaborative and team-oriented manner.
  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the HMHN.
  • Ability to learn numerous business portals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Preferred minimum of 2 years of Experience with Supplier Sourcing, Purchasing, and Supplier Diversity.
  • High motivation and results-oriented work ethic
  • Experience and knowledge of database principles and system architecture
  • Knowledge of Supplier i.o
  • Ability to Analyze People Soft, Supplier Diversity Supplier i.o 


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!      

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At Hackensack Meridian Health, we help our patients live better, healthier lives – and we help one another succeed. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how our team members support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we’re ready to transform health care and advance our mission to serve as a leader of positive change.


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