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William Holmes

Associate Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity

William Holmes Drives Global Supplier Diversity for Merck

William Holmes is the Associate Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity for Merck. He proactively engages with sourcing managers and category leaders to drive the development and implementation of inclusive sourcing strategies. He also seeks to identify and help develop small and diverse suppliers that have the potential to meet Merck's needs and requirements. His passion is for creating and identifying opportunities for small and diverse–owned businesses to drive economic development and social change.

Merck's supplier diversity program is one of accountability and promotes small business growth and development. Holmes works with senior leaders to set specific targets for supplier diversity across each division and has focused on initiatives to increase supplier development and internal engagement with Global HR Diversity & Inclusion, while delivering strategic value to Merck. Holmes' also works with a dedicated team of regional leads to manage supplier diversity on a global basis, seeking quality suppliers and cultivating strategic supplier partnerships while working within unique country laws.

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11