Fundamentals of a New Minority Supplier Development Process. Opportunities Assessment Education & Training. Kenyatta Lewis Executive Director, Supplier Diversity. Headquarters: Las Vegas, NV (operate in NV, MI, MS & China) 62,000 Employees Worldwide $1.4 Billion Annual Biddable Spend.
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Executive Director, Supplier Diversity
~Creating opportunities for all
Now that’s Inspiring~
Supplier Diversity is one of four disciplines within Global Procurement. The focus is to identify and engage certified diverse owned businesses in the procurement process.
Tier II Inclusion
Purchases $1,000 to $2,500 require minimum of two qualified bids inclusive of a Certified Diverse Supplier.
Purchases >$2,500 require minimum of three qualified bids inclusive of a Certified Diverse Supplier.
…Please be advised that MGM Resorts will accord a higher value to your proposal in response to this bid, in the bid evaluation process, if your proposal demonstrates bona fide participation in your provision of goods and/or services by a certified diverse business. A copy of the respective certification must accompany the bid. Use of a diverse owned business simply as a “pass-through” entity which lacks any substantive involvement in the performance of the engagement is not acceptable to MGM Resorts.
Supplier Diversity team engagement
Director, Supplier Diversity & Business Development
Annually, GMI solicits feedback from our top 100 diverse suppliers in the following areas:
Collaboration, End to End Optimization
Innovation, New Capabilities, Integrated Value Chain
Optimize Total Delivered Cost, Shared Objectives
Lynn A. Boccio
VP, Strategic Business & Diversity Relations
Determine Key Metrics
“What gets measured gets done.”
Consider Report Formats & Distribution at 3 Levels:
Spend by Category
Spend by Company and/or Cost Center
(Supplier Diversity/ Strategic Sourcing)
Leverage Drill Down by Category, by Supplier
Once you get past the basics, remember: