Suffolk

Director, Disadvantaged Business Procurement

ID
2022-6373
Job Location : Location
US-MA-Boston
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category/Department
Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers

Overview

As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

 

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2022 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. 

 

The role: 

 

The Director, Disadvantaged Business Procurement reports to the Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and will serve as a leader on Suffolk’s DE&I team. The Director will be responsible for developing a voluntary national MWBE/SBE/DBE/SDVOB business goal for Suffolk and working in partnership with operations leaders track performance against this target. The Director will also serve as a strategic partner during the purchasing process for major projects across Suffolk’s markets and help to ensure that historically disadvantaged businesses receive equitable opportunities to work with Suffolk.  

 

Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the procurement team, establish a metric for tracking historically disadvantaged business awards across all Suffolk projects and regions.  
  • Partner with operations and preconstruction leaders to help historically disadvantaged businesses pursue and win opportunities on Suffolk projects.  
  • Coordinate with the Director, National Trade Partner Diversity to target capacity building programs into the right regions, trades, and scopes of work.  
  • In partnership with the Director, National Trade Partner Diversity and the procurement team maintain a database of potential historically disadvantaged businesses that could win work with Suffolk.  
  • Develop further strategic programs and initiatives to help support Suffolk’s companywide goal to increase spending with historically disadvantaged businesses.  
  • Meet with Suffolk clients and potential clients and educate them on Suffolk’s companywide historically disadvantaged business programming. 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in construction and/or supplier diversity programs in the ACE field.  
  • Strong organization and time management skills.  
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once, and work in fast paced environment.  
  • Experience in building supplier diversity programs at an enterprise level strongly preferred.  
  • Working knowledge of the construction purchasing and procurement process.  
  • Experience working with multiple tiers of subcontractors is preferred.  

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

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