Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Date: Feb 28, 2024

Location: US

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Title : Supplier Diversity Program Manager

LocationFully Remote(Can be performed from any state in the US)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities.

HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit

What you’ll do: 
The Supplier Diversity Program Manager will work with multiple stakeholders as a result driven lead in maturing a diverse supplier panel and program supporting customer and business requirements and driving the company toward best-in-class supplier diversity practices and performance.

Reporting to the Senior Director – Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, the Supplier Diversity Program Manager will be responsible for the following primary duties:
•    Develop internal policies, practices, and scalable processes to achieve an increased supplier diversity spend across the organization inclusive of identifying opportunities by spend category and by supplier, and embedding supplier diversity in the bidding, strategic sourcing and procurement processes, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
•    Research, identify and on-board diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, and small businesses to meet both company and State and School District customer contract requirements. Ongoingly develop, nurture and mature diverse suppliers including encouraging accredited certification.
•    Understand the certification processes for diverse businesses under both nationally accredited organizations and in key cities & states with local requirements.
•    Maintain diverse supplier network memberships (e.g. NMSDC, WBENC) and engage in the activities of such councils as necessary to build our knowledge, practices, program network and program overall.
•    Support the customer facing RFP, Bids & Contracts team by providing necessary information for Supplier Diversity requirements.
•    Develop, maintain and publish best practice supplier diversity metrics including specific metrics required by customers per contractual requirements.  The audience will vary among HMH Leadership, Operations department, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bids & Contracts, Legal and contractual customers.
•    Maintain a comprehensive database of diverse suppliers for procurement purposes.
•    Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal business partners to share best practices and understand / challenge business decisions to support supplier diversity goals and objectives.
•    Member and leadership role within HMH’s Supplier Diversity Council.

What you’ll need:
•    BA/BS in Business, Economics, Accounting or Supply Chain Management preferred. Advanced degree such as an MBA is a plus.
•    Minimum 5 years purchasing and/or strategic sourcing experience with seasoned negotiating skills.
•    Required experience includes supplier diversity program development, diversity sourcing strategy, analytics, supplier development, and working with diverse supplier networks.
•    Strategic thinking and ability to influence on multiple levels of the organization.
•    Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills, especially in front of peers and executive audiences.
•    Strong process management skills, quantitative skills and a data driven approaches to managing spend, suppliers and solving problems.
•    Possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently, and keep a high level of focus.
•    Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
•    Experince in Learning Ed Tech or other publishing industry is a plus.

Salary Range – $90K – $110K

Benefits – See Career Page – Careers at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on March 8th, 2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date but is not guaranteed.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, citizenship status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, other covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. We actively participate in E-Verify.

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Nicholas Fratto


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