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Program Manager, Supplier Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0005480 Date posted 05/23/2023

Job Description Summary

STEMCELL is committed to environmental sustainability and caring for our communities and we extend this commitment to our supplier partnerships. This means that we are focused on building a strong Supplier Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SDEI) program.

As Program Manager you will lead the development of STEMCELL’s Supplier Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SDEI) program. This role will collaborate with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team, Corporate Communications, Category Management, and Purchasing teams to develop and drive Supplier Diversity and Sustainability strategies with current and future suppliers. This role will foster engagement with leadership to support STEMCELL’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals.

This role will support all relevant situations/scenarios that require critical thinking and reviews the impact on the department and the organization, including delegation and coordination of tasks. This role ensures that program deliverables are completed on time and meet requirements, as described in the project plan. The role will have the ability to exercise judgment or seek support from their manager within undefined practices and procedures that may be incomplete or complex.

Join our team where business savvy meets the greater good and where you’ll have the challenge of helping build STEMCELL’s rising stewardship of the environment and the communities in which it operates.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Improve the current Supplier Sustainability and Diversity questionnaire for accurate and holistic assessment of our suppliers' current state Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) landscape as part of the Supplier Evaluation Program

  • Conduct gap analyses of the supplier Supplier Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SDEI) spectrum to identify and prioritize areas of opportunity for STEMCELL’s Supplier Sustainability and Diversity roadmap

  • Lead the development and implementation of ESG and Supplier Diversity initiatives, including SDEI system/software tools with suppliers qualified under the SDEI program

  • Responsible for developing the Supplier Code of Conduct (SCC), drafting other SDEI program SOPs and Policies and  SDEI program benchmarks, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), baselining, metrics, and reporting

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability, Human Resources (HR) Diversity leads, Corporate Communications, and business stakeholders (Category Managers, Sourcing agents, Buyers)to drive Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Diversity projects

  • Be an educator and an ambassador of the value of sustainable growth and diverse partnerships. Represent Procurement on  SDEI questions on Customer Questionnaires/Surveys 

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management with 6+ years of professional experience or Master's with 4-8 years of experience. 2-3 years of Supplier Diversity or Supplier Sustainability experience required

  • Related experience in program management (risk management, resource allocation, and training), facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups, and global partners required

  • Experience with Supply Chain and e-Procurement tools such as SAP, GEP, Ariba, etc. will be an asset

  • Experience with data intelligence, visualization, and reporting software like SAP Business Warehouse (BW), PowerBI, Tableau, and Google Data Studio is an asset

  • Experience with business process analysis tools such as diagramming tools like MS Visio or LucidChart and continuous improvement projects is an asset

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STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact. 

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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