Senior Director, Vendor Diversity Program, Supply Chain Services

NYC Health & Hospitals
January 5, 2021
New York, NY
Job Type


Empower Every New Yorker — Without Exception — to Live the Healthiest Life Possible

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Supply Chain Services is an enterprise-wide centralized department which solicits proposals, and negotiates/enters into contracts for goods, services, software, pharmaceuticals, consultants, staffing, and construction for NYC Health + Hospitals’ eleven acute hospitals, six long-term care facilities, numerous clinics, correctional health services, with an annual spend of approximately $1.5 billion flowing through Supply Chain. Supply Chain Services also works closely with facility-based materials management, inventory management, distribution and logistics, and manages several enterprise-wide support services.

NYC Health + Hospitals recognizes that there exists a disparity in its contracting with businesses owned by historically disadvantaged persons and seeks to address such disparity through its Vendor Diversity Program. The Vendor Diversity Program is part of NYC Health + Hospitals’ enterprise-wide Supply Chain Services team and works to ensure full participation of diversity vendors and remove artificial barriers preventing diversity vendor participation in its contracting.

The Vendor Diversity Program is responsible for facilitating all diversity contracting, whether contracting directly with diversity vendors, or as subcontractors to non-diversity contractors, in coordination with associated colleagues in Supply Chain Services.

NYC Health + Hospitals’ enterprise-wide Supply Chain Services office is seeking an experienced professional to lead its Vendor Diversity Program under the executive leadership of its program lead.

The Senior Director position is responsible for all aspects of the success of the system’s Vendor Diversity Program and policy. The position makes key strategic decisions, in concert with executive leadership, regarding the Vendor Diversity Program operations and processes and oversees the daily operations and staff of the program, directs outreach and education both internally and externally, structures and manages data, software, and identifies and executes sourcing opportunities and methods. The position also reports out to internal and executive oversight bodies, including NYC Health + Hospitals Board of Directors. The position requires strong leadership and partnership skills, keen analytical skills, as well as strong writing and presentation skills.

The successful candidate will have a strong sense of ownership, excellent inter-personal and problem-solving skills, and be interested in playing a meaningful role in the operation of a large, integrated healthcare delivery system. The position engages with internal stakeholders to identify and forecast sourcing opportunities, analyze such opportunities for diversity vendor participation and develop strategies for maximizing Diversity Vendor opportunities.

The Senior Director, Vendor Diversity Program, Outreach and Education, under the general supervision of the Sr. Counsel, makes administrative decisions, establishes and maintains reporting dashboards, drafts reports to NYC Health + Hospitals’ Board of Directors, reports data to New York City and New York State, attends external events, designs and produces internal events, promotes vendor partnerships, develops annual system-wide goal plans, ensures utilization and good business practices with Diversity Vendors, and ensures procurement processes meet policy goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. A Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management or other related discipline from an accredited college or university; and,

2. Six years of satisfactory, full-time paid responsible experience in information processing, program management, systems development or related activity in a large governmental agency, hospital or health care facility, or hospital-related business firm, three years of which shall have been in a managerial capacity; or,

3. A Master's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or other related discipline, and five years experience as outlined above, one of which must have been in a managerial capacity; or,

4. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.

MWBE Certification and/or experience.

Department Preferences:

Preferred Skills:

  • Completion of Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Master of Health Administration preferred.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ management experience in supply chain in healthcare environment and operations.

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