Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Job ID
39829
Posted
29-Nov-2021
Service line
Advisory Segment
Role type
Full-time
Areas of Interest
Administrative, People / Human Resources, Purchasing/Procurement
Location(s)
Calgary - Alberta - Canada, Edmonton - Alberta - Canada, Halifax - Nova Scotia - Canada, Montreal - Quebec - Canada, Toronto - Ontario - Canada, Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada, Winnipeg - Manitoba - Canada
JOB SUMMARY  

We are recruiting an experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist to join the GWS DE&I team, based in Canada.


The role holder will lead and oversee the delivery of several highly visible programmes across GWS Canada, in alignment with the global DE&I Strategy.


Responsibilities will include:
Leading and project managing the implementation of several key DE&I initiatives locally, while also supporting global priorities.
Consulting with the local business leaders and People team in developing and integrating DE&I goals and strategies into business and planning processes and practices.
Play a key role in the coordination and collaboration of communications and alignment with the People priorities.
Serve as the subject matter expert for Indigenous relations, specifically supporting our approach to advance Reconciliation for Indigenous Canadians, by providing cultural awareness and learning opportunities for our people and to raise greater awareness. Focus on progressing actions to implement our Reconciliation Action Plan and meet PAR goals.
Leading the development of quality diverse supplier relationships, to support our goal of increased diverse spend.
Support implementation and enhancement of CBRE’s Supplier Diversity Program including policies, procedures, objectives, processes, and communications to increase the opportunities for and the utilization of diverse suppliers
Assist in developing annual and multi-year programs to help CBRE meet Supplier Diversity goals and continuously improve
Serve as primary point of contact for Tier 2 reporting program. Focus on Tier 2 spend improvement, analysis, prime supplier onboarding, and general reporting management
Work with Strategic Sourcing Teams to identify business unit opportunities to utilize diverse suppliers. Includes understanding supply requirements, and identifying/engaging qualified diverse suppliers for consideration in sourcing events
Track metrics on the following items:
Number of diverse supplier meetings  
Number of suppliers recommended to Sourcing Managers
Number of Sourcing Managers meetings (and results)
List of Sourcing Managers trained on the database
List of diverse suppliers that are included in RFPs through Supplier Diversity Program efforts
List of diverse suppliers that are awarded RFPs through Supplier Diversity Program efforts
Attend and represent CBRE at various local and national diversity conferences and meetings. Coordinate event schedules and the participation of other CBRE employees and Business Units (e.g., matchmaking events to identify qualified candidates)
Identify and help implement opportunities to make it simple for diverse suppliers to apply/qualify/partner with CBRE
Support efforts to build relationships with various local and regional diversity council organizations
This is an exciting time to join our GWS Canadian team in this pivotal role to support our strategy to enable our employees to realise their full potential through best-in-class people practices so that our company, colleagues and clients can thrive.

Key Tasks:

Key Initiatives: 
1. Serving as the subject matter expert and advising on DE&I and supplier diversity best practices, to scope out and initiate specific projects and initiatives, including the creation of project proposals, cost benefit analyses and papers as required. 

2. To design and deliver diverse supplier solutions and processes, engaging the business to drive projects to completion.

3. To present information, proposals and updates to a range of stakeholders (including senior business leaders, People and Supply Chain Leadership colleagues) to ensure there is effective two-way communication and engagement for specific projects and initiatives.

4. To apply and champion change management principles to projects and initiatives to help drive and embed change across the business. 

5. To ensure that projects and initiatives, once completed, are integrated into the ‘Business as Usual’ and that stated benefits are measured and realised

6. To work collaboratively with colleagues in the People Team, the DE&I team, the Supply Chain team and Communications team to ensure that the DE&I priorities and goals are achieved.

7. To lead the development of CBRE GWS Reconciliation Action Plan, including the attraction and development of a future talent pipeline and an equitable and inclusive supply chain for diverse businesses including Indigenous owned businesses.

#LI-DNI 
Full COVID-19 vaccination and/or approved weekly COVID-19 testing is a requirement for the role.

Education

University Bachelor’s degree (BA / BS) preferable or a minimum of 4 to 6yrs of related experience in a similar role. 

Experience in Employment Equity for Federal Contractors. Demonstrated experience with Outreach and Community integration initiatives.


Skills 

Strong written and verbal communicator 
Ability to influence to affect change through group presentations and workshop facilitation
Project management skills
Strong leadership & accountability
PC Literate and good understanding of Microsoft Office
Numerate and able to communicate complex data and ideas simply 
Attention to detail
Bilingual in French and English

Knowledge

Talent Management – best practices to attract, Learning and Development
Best practices to retain, mentor and development and DE&I leading edge approaches
Canadian Federal and Provincial Human Rights 
Best practices in Supplier Development and Diversity and or Strategic Sourcing

Experience

HR Project delivery experience, from conception through to implementation, including successful implementation of DE&I initiatives
Change Management experience
Experience of creating and delivering a clear vision for a DE&I strategy inclusive of supplier diversity 
Senior / HR / Supply Chain Leadership & key decision-making experience
Experience with Indigenous Reconciliation
Experience developing and executing a supply diversity initiative 
Experience of working in several HR and or supply chain roles in multi-site organisation(s)

Aptitude

Ability to influence senior stakeholders and build good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
Ability to tailor solutions to business needs 
Responds to challenges with resilience and creativity

Core Competencies

Communication
Uses a range of communications methods and styles to convey information
Engages and informs others to ensure desired outcomes

Collaborates across boundaries 
Shows confidence, diplomacy and integrity while managing matrixed reporting lines

Competence to Deliver
Uses structured approaches to identify and close gaps in current and emerging organisational needs


CBRE GWS
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.