The Supplier Diversity Programs Manager will work within the Department of Supplier Diversity to support City departments in identifying opportunities to utilize local, minority- and women-owned businesses for planned procurements. The Supplier Diversity Programs Manager will oversee a team of Program Monitors, each of whom are assigned to a group of City departments and are responsible for 1.) assisting department staff in submitting an Equitable Procurement Plan during the annual City budget process 2.) helping departments proactively plan for outreach to small, diverse businesses for their planned procurements, and 3.) assessing the eligibility/merit of departments’ planned procurements for special programs and making recommendations to the Director for review.
The Programs Manager will serve as the lead project manager for the work of the Program Monitors, providing support and guidance where necessary, ensuring the Monitors meet key deadlines and that their activity is aligned with department-level strategic priorities, tracking performance metrics for all City departments, and serving as a liaison to key internal stakeholders, particularly for collaborative programs and initiatives such as the City’s Sheltered Market Program. The Programs Manager will be responsible for collaborating with quasi-City agencies and departments including but not limited to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) to identify opportunities to align procurement planning across the City of Boston.
The Programs Manager will regularly meet directors and managers of other teams within the Department of Supplier Diversity, specifically the City Certification team and the Outreach and Engagement team to ensure that 1.) small, diverse businesses identified and/or utilized by departments in planned procurements are certified, 2.) that Program Monitors are following relevant procurement policy guidance and are aware of changes to existing local procurement policy, 3.) that diverse businesses are properly engaged and supported during departments’ procurement processes.
Further, Supplier Diversity Programs Manager will represent the Supplier Diversity Program, its interests, and objectives in collaborations with other City departments, the State Supplier Diversity Office, and other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
The Supplier Diversity Program Manager will work alongside the Policy and Compliance Manager and report to the Director and Deputy Director of Supplier Diversity. Annually, the Supplier Diversity Manager will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director, and Deputy Director of Administration and Finance to craft a budget for the department.
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