Director, Supplier Diversity
Develops Dynamic Supplier Diversity Program at Staples
Supplier Diversity Program represents one of the companyâ€™s core values.
Lesa Rivers, Director, Supplier Diversity at Staples Business Advantage, is responsible for collaborating with diverse businesses to increase diversity participation, reduce supply chain cost, and increase value delivered to customers and communities.
She established the Supplier Diversity Steering Committee comprised of various business unit representatives to promote departmental ownership of the program.
ensures internal teams have access to continuous training modules and that Staples is represented on local and regional boards for NMSDC and WBENC
South Coast Paper, a NMSDC Corporate Plus Member, increased its business by 2.5 percent despite a struggling economy.
The success is attributed to working closely with the Staples Supplier Diversity Team and Staplesâ€™ sales force, developing customer relations, and creating a strong brand.
has focused on getting different business units involved internally in the supplier diversity program so that the right procurement person is matched to the right diverse supplier.
Lesaâ€™s commitment to supplier diversity has created a dynamic supplier diversity program.