Andrea Oswald is Union Pacific’s General Director for Procurement Operations and Supplier Diversity. Union Pacific, one of America’s largest railroad companies, connects 23 states by rail and acts as an essential bridge in the global supply chain. Andrea has been with Union Pacific for over 19 years, where she has learned various leadership, financial modeling, and auditing skills. She is also a board member at Omaha Children’s Museum.
Andrea joins us to discuss how Union Pacific manages their supplier diversity program and the role she plays. She shares how she wound up joining Union Pacific. She describes how the last two years prompted them to review their diversity programs and divulges the metrics that need attention to track a supplier diversity program’s performance. Andrea also explains how procurement and supplier diversity intersect.
Topics discussed in this episode of Breaking Barriers, Building Hire Ground:
- Andrea’s role at Union Pacific
- What made the company review its diversity programs recently
- The future of the company’s supplier diversity team
- The metrics to keep an eye on to measure a supplier diversity program’s performance
- How procurement and supplier diversity overlap
- Andrea’s advice for those who want to work with Union Pacific
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