Supplier Diversity Senior Analyst

Washington, DC
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 09, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


This is a senior, individual contributor level position within the Procurement and Contract Management organization. This position reports to the Director of Supplier Diversity. The ideal candidate must have a solid Procurement background with a complete understanding of the procure-to-pay process, conducted RFPs and detailed sourcing analytical skills. The candidate should have a passion and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Lead large, complex strategic sourcing projects and contract negotiations with skill, confidence and independence, delivering high quality work products in accordance with Procurement best practices, procedures and standards. Matching those efforts to find and qualify diverse vendors for participation in sourcing process, i.e., conducting research, using third-party databases, and using AARP's diversity network to help find and screen prospective diverse suppliers for participation in AARP's sourcing process.
  • Manage and represent AARP presence at national and local supplier diversity events, to include: Maintaining an annual calendar of events; Identifying and securing engagement opportunities for AARP; Coordinating local supplier diversity events and managing all logistics therein (invitations, travel, booth etc.); Manage and represent AARP Supplier Diversity program to internal and external stakeholders, to include: owning and managing internal and external communications channels; Create and manage a supplier introduction process which allows supplier diversity team to vet prospective diverse suppliers before introducing them to internal clients; Build and maintain key business unit, major department, and supplier relationships.
  • Critically assessing information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, distilling high-level information into actionable details and insights, analyzing spend and other sourcing/contracting data, recognizing trends and drawing reasonable strategies and tactics based on data analytics. Maintaining compliance with AARP procurement policies, processes and procedures, producing high-quality work products, demonstrating accountability, taking appropriate ownership and showing pride in your work.
  • Collaborate with core Procurement and business unit leadership to evaluate annual category management plans that include an annual sourcing calendar, a supply market overview, spend analytics, summary of business needs and cost drivers, and current supply-base overview (complete with listing of expiring agreements and plan of action to include diverse and small business). Develop a tier 2 supplier diversity program gathering direct spend and tier 2 spend data, organizing said data and reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis to the senior leadership.
  • Coordinate multiple business unit and stakeholder requirements, create and execute category management strategies, lead strategic sourcing projects following a multi-step strategic sourcing process, develop contracting strategies and lead negotiation efforts. Meet annual category management objectives and targets related to spend under management, spend under contract, spend through approved buying channels, supplier management, cost savings and other efficiencies.
  • The ideal candidate for this role will possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5+ years of procurement and 2 years of supplier diversity experience.
  • They will have known how to manage large, complex sourcing efforts and category management plan aiding in the creation and execution of category management strategies while also having a solid understanding of both the source-to-contract and procure-to-pay segments of procurement operations.
  • They must be able to apply category management concepts and frameworks and experience working with one or more e-procurement technologies, and be adept at leading and managing sourcing events including creating sourcing documents (RFx, evaluation matrices, sourcing plans, kick-off decks, etc.).
  • They will have excellent analytical skills and comfort with data manipulation and analysis to solve problems.
  • Additionally they will have a proven passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and a dedication to AARP's social mission and show a demonstrated leadership and a customer service mindset while being a team player and consensus builder with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • They must have a willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evening and weekends to attend events and meetings (travel up to 20% of the time) and have the ability to keep accurate records and meet deadlines while working independently or with others to manage multiple tasks.
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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