Mercedes E. Jaime
Executive Consultant Supplier Diversity
Mercedes E. Jaime, an award-winning Business Development, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Professional, is a connector with over 30 years of experience in establishing and managing B2B and B2C relationships. Her passion and expertise has resulted in improved access by leveraging successful business practices to ensure equitable opportunities and growth for organizations of all sizes. After pioneering Supplier Diversity for a Fortune 100 company, Mercedes moved to her passion of helping minority owned business owners.
Mercedes is an active leader in several national and international organizations that represent and support the diverse business entrepreneurs.These include The National Diversity Advisory Board University of Minnesota (NDAB), National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), The Network of Executive Women (NEW) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
Mercedes has been recognized with numerous honors and awards for her contributions and outstanding dedication to Business Development and Supplier Diversity: "America’s Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity" by Women’s Enterprise USA, 2014, "Diversity in Business Award 2015" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2015, "Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity" DiversityPlus Magazine, 2015, National Association Women Business Owners (NAWBO-MN) 2019 Advocate of the Year.
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Mercedes is committed to a products and services procurement process that meets the diverse needs of both customers and retail businesses. Supporting all business owners with an emphasis on women, minority, and diverse business entrepreneurs is a critical part of her Business Development, Supplier Diversity, and Inclusion business goals.