Supplier Diversity Manager

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Posting Details

Job TitleSupplier Diversity ManagerRequisition NumberRE24394Working TitleDepartment Name3P980:PurchasingWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level47Salary Range$54,142-89,315/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, occasional local and regional travel involved as the individual develops and builds relationships with diverse suppliers.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Monday through Friday, and with overtime occasionally as needed
to fulfill job duties.

Job Summary

The mission of the Purchasing Division (including Central Purchasing, Hospital Purchasing, and Capital Construction Procurement) is to provide service and support, in a legal and professional manner, to purchase quality goods and services at the best value to the University Community. In service to this mission, Purchasing is currently seeking a Supplier Diversity Manager.

The Supplier Diversity Manager serves as the University’s primary contact for supplier diversity initiatives within the Purchasing Division and across the UK enterprise. The manager is responsible for developing, preparing and executing supplier diversity plans and projects in collaboration with the UK administration, Purchasing Division staff, departments and community partners. While also monitoring performance relative to the supplier diversity goals of the University and preparing reports that detail the current status of projects and progress toward the University’s goals.

The Supplier Diversity Manager will be responsible for supporting processes and procedures to ensure consistent execution of supplier diversity procurement best practices. The manager will be responsible for developing programs to attract and identify diverse suppliers though a variety of vehicles and activities ensuring the University has a diverse pool of suppliers available to meet the University’s commitment to equality in our procurement process. In addition, the Supplier Diversity Manager is responsible for working with suppliers, University departments and Purchasing Division staff to implement supplier catalogs in the UK eProcurement system and preparing routine reports regarding spend that occurs through the tool.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Computing skills typical of a professional position – MS Office, email, etc.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to Apply09/30/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please explain your experience drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating in a procurement environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Explain your view on the University’s mission of diversity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What experiences have you had related to advancing diversity and inclusion in a large organization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What additional skills or expertise would you bring as it relates to diversity and inclusion?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe a situation in which you needed to collaborate with other people to solve a problem.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education (
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • Other
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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