Procurement and Supplier Diversity Specialist
Boston, MA 
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Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

This is a unique opportunity to combine your enthusiasm for spreading the word about our new Supplier Diversity Program at MFS with your desire to be an integral member of the Procurement team. You will work day to day in the Procurement Group as the subject matter expert for Supplier Diversity while also supporting the Procurement function. You will create awareness across the organization about the value of the Supplier Diversity program. You will maintain supplier diversity data and provide reporting. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and organizational skills, and will have a record of interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Provide education and create internal awareness and engagement around Supplier Diversity

  • Identify and communicate diverse sources of supply to Procurement team and internal business partners.

  • Identify and establish business relationships with potential diverse suppliers for inclusion in bidding and RFP opportunities

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Supplier Diversity organizations and councils to keep MFS up to date on best practices

  • Attend and participate in external council meetings and activities

  • Maintain visibility and relationships with our internal DEI and ERG organizations.

  • Work with MFS end users to understand their requirements and lead the bidding process

  • Educate internal users on process and use of ePro application

  • Assists in resolving billing and receiving issues.

  • Assist in vendor selection and negotiate with vendors on the best price, without sacrificing quality and to ensure maximum benefit for MFS.

  • Update and maintain MFS's supplier diversity spend data

  • Create, update, and communicate MFS' diverse spend reporting

  • Provide diverse spend metrics as required for RFP's

  • Use reporting to identify trends and opportunities to increase diverse spend

  • Assist with routine Purchasing reporting and quality control functions

  • Create ad hoc vendor reports as required

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience, with 0-2+ years of procurement experience

  • Be intellectually curious and learn quickly, work effectively with little direction, and take the lead in situations where appropriate

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage high-volume workload and complex priorities

  • Be action oriented with superior attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated cultural competency, knowledge and understanding of DEI principles

  • Excellent communication (oral and written), analytical, customer service, problem solving and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to accurately organize data

  • Experience with various applications including Excel, PeopleSoft and SharePoint

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At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 2 years
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