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SVP, Head of Supplier Diversity & Sustainable Sourcing
Bank of America
Vonshe Jenkins is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where she currently serves as the Head of Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Sourcing. In this role, she is responsible for leading a team that develops and delivers business strategies that lead the company’s efforts in increasing opportunities for diverse businesses (minority, women, veteran, LGBT and disabled-owned businesses) to participate in Bank of America’s competitive Sourcing and Procurement processes, as well as, develops and implements the policies that sets the expectations we have for our entire supplier base in the areas of business integrity, labor practices, health and safety and environmental management .
Jenkins joined Bank of America in 1997 in Northern California and over the last 21 years, has held various leadership positions in Global Corporate Real Estate, Enterprise Services, Accounts Payable, Supply Chain Management and Finance Operations in Providence RI, New York City, Charlotte NC and Dallas TX before joining Global Procurement in 2018.
Before joining Global Procurement, she was the Corporate Real Estate Southwest (TX, OK, NM) Region Executive (2015-2018). In this role, she was responsible for approximately 8MM square feet of office space which includes the strategic and leadership oversight of complex third party facility partner management, with particular focus on meeting strategic and operational SLAs and effectively integrating all functional operations (Integrated Facilities management, Transactions Management, Project Management and Market Planning).
Before joining Corporate Real Estate, she was the Director of Supplier Diversity and Development (2011-2015). In this role, Vonshe led a team of Supplier Diversity professionals with primary responsibility for leading the company’s efforts in increasing opportunities for diverse businesses to participate in competitive Sourcing and Procurement processes, as well as senior level responsibility for enhancing and implementing innovative supplier development programs. Notably, while serving in this leadership position, she implemented key strategies that led to Bank of America’s induction into the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
Before her role in Supplier Diversity and Development, she led the bank’s Corporate Food Services Program. Corporate Food Services includes the management of Cafes, Conference Centers, Catering, Vending and the Office Beverage Program for North America and Canada. This portfolio of commodities represented an annual spend of $86MM and served approximately 100K bank employees.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University and currently resides in Plano TX.
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