Supplier Diversity Consulting

Supplier Diversity Program Development

A Rafael Marrero & Company supplier diversity subject matter expert will provide consulting on the business case and framework to gain executive support and launch a successful and sustainable supplier diversity program, including:

  • Business case development to attain executive by-in and budget
  • Defining your supplier diversity scope and certification policies
  • Internal education on supplier diversity plans and objectives
  • Establishing a diverse supplier baseline and identifying potential areas to increase spending
  • Strategic goal development with benchmarking insight within your industry
  • Development of internal and external supplier diversity communications

Supplier Diversity Program Advancement

Rafael Marrero & Company's subject matter experts can assist in overcoming the challenges you face in advancing your supplier diversity program and meeting corporate supplier diversity initiatives. We can help in the following areas:

  • Program assessment to define a growth strategy
  • Project plan to convert classified diverse suppliers to certified diverse suppliers
  • Identifying and prequalifying diverse businesses for sourcing opportunities
  • Presenting the ROI on supplier diversity
  • Diverse supplier mentoring and development program
  • Supplier diversity contract language
  • Supplier document collection

Supplier Diversity Special Projects

Supplier diversity program managers often have requirements for special projects or ad-hoc reporting that take time away from the strategic focus of supplier diversity initiatives. Let Rafael Marrero & Company provide assistance on these tactical efforts such as:

  • Supplier diversity council annual purchasing reports
  • Supplier diversity award application (NMSDC, Diversity Inc., etc.)
  • Benchmarking by commodity, ethnicity or industry
  • Ad-hoc reporting and other special projects


Tier 2 Program Management

If you're ready to grow your Tier 2 program but find you have limited time and resources, Rafael Marrero & Company's Tier 2 program management services will enable you to quickly increase your reported spend so you can continue to focus on more strategic initiatives. Rafael Marrero & Company's experienced Tier 2 program managers will:

  • Utilize best practices to manage the day-to-day operations of the program
  • Provide initial and ongoing training for your prime suppliers
  • Assist prime suppliers with the reporting process
  • Follow-up with non-reponsive primes
  • Validate reported spend amounts
  • Generate reports detailing Tier 2 spend reported during each period

Rafael Marrero & Company's subject matter experts can assist in overcoming the challenges you face in advancing your supplier diversity program and meeting corporate supplier diversity initiatives. We can help in the following areas:

  • Program assessment to define a growth strategy
  • Project plan to convert classified diverse suppliers to certified diverse suppliers
  • Identifying and prequalifying diverse businesses for sourcing opportunities
  • Presenting the ROI on supplier diversity
  • Diverse supplier mentoring and development program
  • Supplier diversity contract language
  • Supplier document collection