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Publicis Groupe Supplier Diversity Engagement Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

Publicis Resources is the backbone of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group. Formed in 1998 as a small team to service a few Publicis Groupe firms, Re:Sources has grown to 5,000+ people servicing a global network of prestigious advertising, public relations, media, healthcare and digital marketing agencies. We provide technology solutions and business services including finance, accounting, legal, benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury and risk management to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients.

In addition to providing essential, everyday services to our agencies, Re:Sources develops and implements platforms, applications and tools to enhance productivity, encourage collaboration and enable professional and personal development. We continually transform to keep pace with our ever-changing communications industry and thrive on a spirit of innovation felt around the globe. With our support, Publicis Groupe agencies continue to create and deliver award-winning campaigns for their clients.

The company is a premier shared services company serving the financial, technological and administrative needs of U.S.-based business units of the world’s third largest Communications company. With 2021 net revenues of over 10 billion Euros, the parent company specializes in Advertising, Digital, Media buying and consultancy. The parent company is present in over 100+ countries on 5 continents, with 100,000+ employees.

Job Description

The Supplier Diversity Engagement Lead will be responsible for a variety of tasks supporting Publicis Groupe’s Procurement supplier diversity, responsible sourcing and in support of the Groupe’s CSR related initiatives in support of the Groupe’s CSR priorities in Diversity, Responsible Marketing, and Data Protection. This role is critical for contributing to drive positive innovation, mitigate risks, and protect and enhance brand reputation.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible Sourcing: Partner with agency, agency client and finance leads, and with Procurement teams to ensure diverse supplier inclusion through strategic sourcing activities.

  • Business Practice Development: Support agency client support and business development teams embed supplier diversity in their purchases, including formulating responses to client RFP questions on responsible sourcing and supplier diversity

  • Supplier Diversity Consultancy: Providing agency teams with potential diverse supplier lists and providing consultative support to agency teams for the formulation of robust action plans to meet or surpass any pre-agreed supplier diversity targets linked to client accounts

  • Internal Communication: Formulate and roll out communication plans aimed at educating or creating awareness and engagement on supplier diversity initiatives with agency key contacts

  • Outreach Liaison: to external organizations and partners, as required, including representing Procurement in Diversity professional associations. This will include identifying and establishing business relationships with potential diverse suppliers.

  • Subject Matter Expert: on identified areas and ensure integration with adjacent and relevant efforts while anticipating stakeholder issues, anticipate risks, and create mitigation or resolution plans

  • Data Analysis, Reports & Presentations: Using data collected from various stakeholders, vendor and business partners, as well as from additional tools, create summary data reports that will be used for executive level presentations for both internal and external audiences. Centralise any data requests, data analysis and occasionally provide assistance on analysing data on RFP responses

  • CPO Support: Creation of senior executive level presentations regarding key criteria including assisting CPO on consolidation and formation of required communications

  • Accept other responsibilities related to the function as and when required.


Required Skills/Experience

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with 1-2 years of experience of building and managing large/complex databases

  • 3+ years of experience with data analysis and/or third party data reporting tools (preferably related to supplier diversity)

  • Must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, be able to meet deadlines and adaptable to work in a start-up and international environment.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, whilst dealing with ambiguity

  • Excellent communication and superb interpersonal skills with the ability to establish cross-functional relationships in a collaborative, team-oriented environment with a diverse group of stakeholders

  • Critical thinker, continuously willing to adapt to and help shape improvements to systems and processes

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of working experience, with international exposure.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, ideally in Supply Chain, Business Finance, Sustainable Development, Responsible Business Conduct or Corporate Social Responsibility, Research Analysis, or Social and Environmental Audit Background or related technical or quantitative field.

  • 5+ years of procurement, supply chain, corporate social responsibility or project management experience

  • Practical experience related to risk consulting, ethical sourcing, corporate sustainability, human rights, and/or CSR

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) currently in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relations.