2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
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Scott Vowels
Concetta Savovich

Sustainability
Abbott

Concetta Savovich Drives Abbott's Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Programs

Concetta Savovich is the Senior Director, Diversity and Sustainability, Abbott Global Procurement. Celebrating her 30th year, she is the driving force for building a diverse supply chain and leveraging the supplier relationships as a source of innovation and expertise. Her achievements include re-establishing a Tier 2 program; educating prime suppliers on diversity procurement and tracking; implementing an automated portal for data collection; and implementing a real-time, online diverse supplier performance tool to measure internal satisfaction and drive overall improvement. Savovich utilizes deep organizational knowledge to serve as a conduit between diverse suppliers and Abbott to facilitate interaction in categories of spend that have historically not been open to diverse suppliers.

Some of the key best practices Savovich utilizes to build and maintain a strong supplier diversity program include developing Diversity Champions within business units to oversee, monitor, and track diverse spend, and increasing internal education and communication around supplier diversity. She has also partnered with Abbott customers to jointly present on supplier diversity opportunities. Savovich's leadership style is dynamic, inspirational and people-oriented.


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