2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
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Veronica Johnson

Supplier Diversity Lead
ADM

Veronica Johnson and Archer Daniels Midland Co. Team up in Supplier Diversity

As the supplier diversity lead at Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Veronica Johnson focuses on supplier development and capacity building. She is a relationship builder, consulting with organization-wide managers and teams to engage them in the value of utilizing diverse suppliers. Johnson has overseen a significant increase in the number of diverse suppliers integrated into the RFP processes. She enjoys meeting and coaching suppliers. Her overall strategy is ensuring the diverse suppliers joining the supply chain are a good fit for meeting organizational needs. She shares tools and information with the sales team to promote the alignment of diverse suppliers with each business unit's goals.

Johnson works with data analytics to streamline Tier 2 diverse spend reporting and better measure supplier performance. She believes in continuous learning as crucial to a robust supplier diversity program. She regularly participates in diverse industry groups, networking and sourcing events, and trade shows. Johnson is currently the second vice chair and human resources chairperson for the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council and is a board of director for the Illinois Chapter of the National Diversity Council.


Favorite Quote:
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mohandas K. Ghandi