Senior Program Manager - Supplier Diversity

Job Requisition #: JR60834

End Date: 1/29/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare has an exciting opportunity for a driven professional to develop and lead a program that has the potential to evolve into a Director role. We are seeking a Senior Program Manager to lead, support and monitor the Supplier Diversity Program. This role will promote and advocate policy, the procurement process, and operational change that enables a successful program for full inclusion of diverse suppliers through collaboration with stakeholders with purchasing decision making authority.

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When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as


Strategically plans, directs and develops a Supplier Diversity program.

Establishes guidelines for diverse suppliers' certification requirements. Works with and educates diverse suppliers on acquiring certifications.

Identifies new diverse suppliers.

Represents ChristianaCare in local chambers and other supplier groups. Takes on an active role in these organizations and events.

Together with the analytics team, develops dashboards and KPI's to track the success of the program.

Builds an effective working relationship between all departments that have purchasing decision making authority.

In collaboration with the Sourcing team, implements new policies in the RFP process for inclusion of diverse suppliers.

Works with and educates diverse suppliers on RFP process and how to do business with ChristianaCare.

Continually works with our diverse suppliers when they are not awarded contracts on how to be more competitive for future opportunities.

Develops reporting requirements for 2nd tier suppliers with all vendors.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain Management required with a Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience with resource talent assessment and development.
  • 5-7 years' experience in hospital operations

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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