How Can We Serve? Strategies for Service Companies to Win The Bid
Speaker Panel: Debra Quade – Kellogg’s, Melissa Fennell – Herman Miller, Mansfield Matthewson – GRCC
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Capturing your service niche in the supplier diversity market can be a daunting experience. The RFP’s are time consuming and after submitting proposal after proposal with no positive gain, small businesses often feel their efforts can be best spent on other, more productive and fulfilling pursuits.
Panelists will take your questions and address:
- How can your woman owned business be the service resource large companies seek?
- What best practices should be adopted to engage supplier diversity decision makers?
- Are large corporations continuing to encourage diversity supplier development and engagement?
Join WISE as we engage in a very insightful panel discussion to glean what real opportunities exist and how our business can obtain consideration as diverse suppliers. Our panel consists of experienced sourcing agents including Debra Quade from Kellogg’s Corporation, Melissa Fennell senior supplier development manager from Herman Miller, Mansfield Matthewson of Grand Rapids Community College. Certification Director for WBENC-Great Lakes, Pam Smith will also be in attendance and available to answer questions about women owned business certification.