Nedra Dickson, Managing Director, leads Accenture’s Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Programs across 18 countries. A seasoned and awarded executive, Nedra possesses over 20 years of Technology Consulting, Operations Management, Procurement Sourcing and Category Management experience with Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries.
With strong expertise in Procurement Transformation and Supplier Relationship Management, she has managed over $2 billion in contingent labor spend. Within her current role, Nedra oversees Accenture’s procurement opportunities with diverse-owned businesses as supplier partners globally.
Under her exceptional leadership, Nedra has elevated Accenture’s Supplier Diversity spend to approximately $1 billion globally. Nedra is also credited for swiftly expanding Accenture’s award-winning and world-renowned dedicated diverse supplier mentoring program – Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP). This program represents customized curriculum set around helping to grow and develop diverse businesses, to support their successful integration into Accenture’s global supply chain.
This program is currently operating in six geographies (US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Brazil and India), with expansion considerations underway. Her leadership has led to global “Best in Class” recognition for Accenture’s Supplier Diversity Program.
Nedra grew up in Arkansas and holds an MBA from University of Southern California, a BS degree from Florida State University and BA degree from California State University @ Northridge.