Supplier Diversity Manager

Are you a curious changemaker who thrives in a fast-paced, global, and complex environment? Does the opportunity to make an impact excite you, and are you looking for a career where you grow and learn every day? At Volvo Group Purchasing we shape the world we want to live in, by leveraging our ecosystem of supply network partners to drive prosperity.

Innovation, sustainability, diversity, competitiveness, resiliency, new business models, and digitalization are all key drivers in how we select partners, partners that have the same value based and people centric view of the world as we do here at Volvo Group.

Together we deliver business value to our customers and the Volvo Group.

We are looking for talent with passion, commitment and big ideas who want to make a difference. Sounds like you? Join our team!

The North America Purchasing team is an organization within Group Purchasing supporting Volvo Trucks North America and Mack brands on the purchasing related activities both on automotive and indirect purchasing.


Volvo Group’s mission to “drive prosperity through sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions” has been defined by the Volvo Group Strategy 2030 and the Volvo Group’s sustainability ambitions. Our sustainability strategy is focused on: Climate, Resources, and People. Volvo Group Purchasing takes the responsibility to translate this strategy into actions for our supply network. The way we do business and create value with our partners in our ecosystem will help make the difference for Group, our customers and society.

Our aim is to grow a more diverse and sustainable supply partner network to advance our transformation. As Supplier Diversity Manager, you will support Volvo Group’s commitment to source direct and indirect materials, investments, services and solutions from diverse suppliers and small businesses. This role will partner closely with the global and regional sourcing managers, segment leaders, business stakeholders and Responsible Purchasing to continue to find best in class diverse suppliers and small businesses to support our Group’s business needs.

Reporting To: Head of Volvo Group Purchasing North America

Location: Greensboro, NC

Main Responsibilities

  • Build and support initiatives, projects, policies, and processes that drive the advancement of supplier diversity spend and growth opportunities for diverse business enterprises and small business across Volvo Group
  • Partner across Volvo Group Purchasing and the supplier diversity and small business network to discover and qualify potential diverse suppliers for the Volvo Group
  • Support the vetting of supplier diversity certification, supplier capability reviews, supplier to stakeholder introductions, and matching supplier capabilities to company needs
  • Support the development, onboarding, and readiness program for diverse and small business suppliers to ensure long-term relationship with Volvo Group
  • Represent Volvo Group Purchasing and participate in community facing outreach programs and events in partnership with diversity national and small business organizations
  • Improve and maintain supplier diversity and small business content and communication channels (internal and external) together with Communications and Responsible Purchasing
  • Collaborate with Volvo Group Purchasing Communication and Responsible Purchasing strategic line to advance Purchasing’s sustainability initiatives in our supply network
  • Manage supplier diversity and small business spend metrics, contractual commitments and report results to external organizations and internal stakeholders
  • Assure compliance with all government and regulatory requirements
  • Support and educate stakeholders on supplier diversity and small business
  • Work in accordance with the Volvo Group processes, the Code of Conduct and the Volvo Group Values
Competence and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Communications, or Human Resources
  • Minimum 5 years of business experience in the field of procurement, diversity, equity & inclusion, small business and government contracts, and/or relevant business operations, or a combination of higher education and 5+ years of Supplier Diversity experience
  • Experience developing or supporting a Supplier Diversity program or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives is preferred
  • Demonstrative experience in providing strategy and thought leadership within areas of Procurement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or general business program operations
  • Able to execute in a global matrix organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to distill and deliver complex, ambiguous information to a variety of audiences
  • Reporting and data analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Adept problem solver with solid judgement
  • Ability to persuade others through indirect influence
  • Represent Supplier Diversity in the Leadership Team of Volvo Group Purchasing North America
    Represent Supplier Diversity in cross-functional decision bodies
  • Competitive base salary
  • Company bonus
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • 401(K) with company match, as well as additional automatic company contribution
  • Culture with a passion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all
  • Aggressive approach to Sustainability
  • Flexible work environment
  • 5 - 6 weeks of annual vacation
  • Global organization with expansive career growth opportunities
  • Volvo Group University for professional and personal development
  • Workplace health/wellness, and reimbursement programs
  • Would you like to dig deeper into some of the above topics? We invite you to continue your exploratory journey here!

For more information contact: Mike Lovati, Head of Group Purchasing, North America Michael.lovati@volvo.com

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.

We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We Participate in E-verify

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Application Process


The journey begins! An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile by login in to your account. The hiring team will review your application together with the hiring manager. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about the following steps.


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