Supplier Diversity/Strategic Procurement
Best Practice Coaching Session # 4: Establishing Corporate Policy and Top Corporate Management Support and Establishing a Supplier Diversity Program Plan
Monday, Oct. 15 2018
Raul Suarez-Rodriguez is the Manager of Supplier Diversity /Strategic Procurement.
Raul plans, organizes and manages supplier diversity enterprise wide program.
In addition, he is responsible to develop, establish, maintain and direct the corporate diverse supplier mentoring program, diversity council, client relations, supplier relations programs, and internal and external outreach activities designed to develop opportunities for diverse suppliers on behalf CVS Health.
Under Suarez-Rodriguez’s leadership, the supplier diversity program has evolved and reached more than $1 Billion in Diverse Supplier Spending which was recently recognized by the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a top-level corporate advocacy organization that promotes supply-chain diversity excellence.
Moreover, he manages company-wide compliance of supplier diversity related contract commitments, ensure that all contract compliance goals and requirements are met, and respond to all corporate and governmental client inquiries (RFP’s /RFI’s / RFQ’s).
Prior to his work as Supplier Diversity Manager, Raul was a Project Leader in our Store Operations department leading and managing technology and innovation projects for our stores. He also worked as Store Manager in the Florida market.
Raul holds a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.