Sr Manager - Stakeholder Outreach and Communications
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 15631986
US Firm Business Diversity Office - Sr Manager: Stakeholder Outreach and Communications (CL6)
The US Firm Business Diversity office develops and executes strategies to grow and maintain expenditures ("spend") with Diverse Suppliers across the US Firm. Our Senior Manager, Stakeholder Outreach and Communications will be responsible for leading internal and external stakeholder outreach efforts with the goal of helping leaders of our client-facing businesses and administrative functions increase the dollars the Deloitte US Firm spends with Diverse Suppliers. This leadership role will also develop and manage communications to Deloitte's network of internal and external stakeholders.
Work you'll do
Lead Stakeholder Outreach
Lead outreach to internal leaders of Deloitte's client-facing businesses and leaders of our administrative functions to help them realize their Business Diversity spend goals
Develop supplier plans to help Deloitte's client-facing business leaders and leaders of our administrative functions achieve their Business Diversity goals
Develop strategies to identify and recruit suppliers to incorporate into Deloitte's supplier plans
Lead outreach to external stakeholders such as The National Minority Supplier Development Council, the US Chamber of Commerce, suppliers, and other targeted external stakeholders
Finalize Stakeholder Outreach and Communications Strategy
Develop and Manage Communications
Collaborate with Deloitte's National DEI office to develop and manage internal messaging, messages to industry groups (e.g. NMSDC, Black Chamber of Commerce, etc.) and suppliers
Develop and execute plans for Deloitte participation in targeted regional and national conferences or other events focused on Business Diversity
Collaborate with Deloitte's National DEI office and Deloitte's Communications team to develop and manage messaging to targeted publications (e.g. Black Enterprise Magazine, Women in Business Magazine, Online WSJ, etc.)
Develop and mentor more junior team members
Provide guidance on staffing requirements based on existing and future expected activity
Lead performance management and team-member retention activities
Drive Collaboration Across the Firm
Foster strong relationships with other internal organizations to promote growth in spending with Diverse Suppliers
Build cross-functional relationships across the organization
Maintain alignment with complementary Deloitte initiatives involving DEI, sustainability, and procurement
To be successful in this role, you'll need
A client-service mindset and a desire to take on tough and challenging projects. The scope and variety of work will change frequently depending on evolving priorities
The ability to lead others to deliver quality work under tight timelines and shifting priorities
A track record of advising senior leaders on a wide range of business issues; ability to seamlessly interact with Firm leaders and their project teams
Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to filter through ambiguity but able to also execute on the details
The ability to work well under pressure and act in utmost confidentiality with sensitive leadership information
Superior project management, time management, and client relationship management skills
The ability to manage several projects simultaneously and autonomously, as well as prioritize as necessary
Superior written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills with ability to "tell the story"
Extremely strong interpersonal and team building skills; able to foster a cohesive and effective work environment
Self-confidence, diplomacy, poise, business judgment, maturity, discretion, and empathy
An ability to work effectively across functions and levels; comfort collaborating with teammates in a virtual environment
Bachelor's Degree in business, economics, finance, supply chain or technical field; advanced degree preferred
10-12 years of relevant work experience in client-facing or internal consultative roles
Flexible work style.
Some moderate travel (up to 10%) may be required given the expected leadership interactions and the hands-on nature of the work. While 10% of travel may be a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.
A US-based office location is required.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
How you'll grow in the Business Diversity Office
Due to Business Diversity's specialized and focused mission, the office has senior-most visibility within the Firm, providing our team members with an incredible opportunity to work with senior executives. We nurture talent by providing supportive leadership for growth opportunities and believe that development has no ceiling.
At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose... defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. We want job seekers exploring opportunities at Deloitte to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do your research: know some background about the organization and the business area you’re applying to.