Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity
Based in Orlando, Florida, Nido is responsible for managing the development and implementation of a world-class supplier diversity program across Wyndham Worldwide with an overall goal of growing the number of diverse suppliers within the Company’s portfolio across all business units, including Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Group RCI.
Nido brings extensive and unique experience to Wyndham Worldwide as a former executive for a minority-owned business, coupled with corporate supplier diversity senior management experience. He has been nationally recognized for excellence in supplier diversity management by celebrated professional organizations.
How important is the issue of supplier diversity to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation?
Supplier Diversity is an integral part of Wyndham Worldwide’s culture and a vital element to our success. Diverse suppliers strengthen our company by generating new ideas and opportunities and our partnerships with them strengthen our economy and the communities in which we live and operate.
What are the incentives for Wyndham to extend its supplier diversity program into China?
As a global company, we continue to strengthen our supplier base with world class suppliers who can satisfy our worldwide needs. With a continually growing presence in China, it makes sense for Wyndham Worldwide to consider minority-owned suppliers in China as we continue to make clear progress in diversifying our supplier base.
What are the minimum qualifications that Wyndham requires its prospective suppliers to meet?
- A minimum three-year business history
- Competitive pricing and cost saving solutions
- Service (on-time delivery)
- Quality assurance
- Proven financial viability
- Geographic scope (i.e. national or regional distribution)
- Value added capabilities
- Risk management requirements
- Hospitality references a plus
- Social responsibility/Sustainability Strategy