2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
TOP 30

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Tim Dolan

Director, Indirect Sourcing, Global Sourcing
Boston Scientific

Tim Dolan Brings Supplier Diversity Expertise to Boston Scientific

As Director, Indirect Sourcing, Global Sourcing, Tim Dolan brings extensive experience in supplier diversity, procurement and strategic sourcing to Boston Scientific. He leads a team of sourcing professionals who have established a nationally recognized supplier diversity program. The team sets goals, regularly meets and assesses diverse suppliers, drives inclusion in requests for proposals (RFPs), and serves on the boards and committees of diversity organizations. Boston Scientific is also a founding member of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

Dolan leads efforts to embed the company’s core diversity value in its supply chain, which has enabled strong executive support and continued investment in the program. Dolan’s team partners with the company’s D&I team and employee resource groups to drive diversity advocacy. Dolan points to two best practices to strengthen inclusion: The first is to set team and individual objectives related to diverse supplier inclusion in RFPs, and the second is to conduct regular diverse supplier capability assessments. These practices enable Boston Scientific to actively seek qualified diverse suppliers, which has led to the significant growth of supplier diversity spend.

Favorite Quote:
“Diversity and inclusion are about valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. We must continue to leverage those varied experiences and perspectives in order to create a high-performance culture where our employees and Boston Scientific can excel." - Mike Mahoney Chairman and CEO, Boston Scientific