Supplier Diversity Specialist - 90304767 - Washington

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

This position is accountable for data analytics associated with all diversity spend in all areas working under the guidance of Lead and Senior Management. This can range from low to very complex areas.  Responsible for assisting with managing spend reporting, developing or supporting reporting strategies, performing spend tool capability assessments, and additional projects as assigned.  Must be able to navigate and understand comprehensive reporting tools, master Excel worksheets.  


• Provides information and services for Amtrak business units, including spend data analyses in different forms and areas as tracked, work with internal customers as well as suppliers to include Tier II through the use of automated tools and manual processes
• Serves as an interface to business units and management for the sourcing function and responsible for managing procurement projects assigned. Assists business units in finalizing diversity spend analytics by specific areas reorganizing data in a readable format 
• Maintains, and manages diverse suppliers with focus on diverse spend in both direct and tier II spend while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
• Prepares and administers reports that accurately depict our diversity spend efforts that aim to meet or exceed our corporate goal year over year. Work with procurement and business units to ensure enforcement of contractual requirements and Amtrak’s policies and procedures in concert with Federal Railroad Administrations 2CFR 200.321 Requirements that must be followed along with any other regulations/requirements as applicable
• Cross train with all other areas in Supplier Diversity Office to ensure that a comprehensive understanding is gained to optimize job performance


•BS in Business Administration or related field plus 3 years of relevant experience. Or, a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
• Must possess knowledge of data analytics concepts, general procurement, statistics, database experience, trend analysis for relevant data
• Experience in supplier diversity, purchasing or materials planning or related fields with a concentration in data analytics and reporting.
• Proven track record of improving business processes and delivering measurable results.
• Effectively works under a matrix management structure.
• Ability to analyze strategic options and their direct potentials and indirect impact on the organization.
• Must be able to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company and suppliers.
• Expertise in business acumen, financial and analytical acumen, written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and implementation and execution.
• Expertise in ERP system, reporting and tracking tools 
• Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to prepare, assess and review data, 
• Self-starter with good analytical skills and common sense to problem solving.
• Demonstrate ability to learn new tasks in order to maintain effectiveness in position.
• Must be detailed oriented and disciplined to ensure project completion and effective follow-through.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.


• BS in Business Administration or related field plus 5 years of relevant experience
• Contract Compliance Administrator (CCA)
• Experience in mathematics, statistics, computer science or information management
• Project management experience.
• Experience in SAP/Ariba on Demand/Microsoft Office Suite


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:76621
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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