Corey Smith Partners With Diverse Suppliers to Create Real Opportunities
As the Senior Director of Supplier Diversity and Strategic Sourcing for Major League Baseball (MLB), Corey Smith oversees the procurement processes and practices for 30 baseball clubs, the Commissioner’s Office and other MLB entities.
He is responsible for growing MLB’s diverse supplier spend throughout the complex organization. Corey developed training programs for the various ball clubs using the Supplier Diversity/Data Management System to engage all purchasers and gain their cooperation in expanding diverse supplier opportunities.
He spearheads the ongoing success of MLB’s Diverse Business Partners Program. “DBP” has the goal of continuing to be the sports leader in bringing real growth opportunities to diverse suppliers and promoting ongoing strategic relationships.
Corey’s other achievements include the implementation of the Supplier Diversity component of MLB’s unprecedented workforce and supplier diversity event, The MLB Diversity Business Summit.