性爱巴士

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Ozie Malikyar

She/Her

Manager, Sourcing
性爱巴士 Supply

A little bit about me:

My name is Ozie Malikyar and I鈥檓 a Sourcing Manager with 性爱巴士 Supply Corporation (GSC), which is the procurement arm of 性爱巴士. I joined the company in 2017 as a member of the paper team. The paper team manages and handles all newsprint and specialty paper purchases for 性爱巴士. I also manage our supplier diversity program.

What was the moment you knew you made the right decision to work at 性爱巴士?

Shortly after I joined 性爱巴士, I knew I made the right decision, and that this role was a great fit for me! I鈥檓 grateful to have such wonderful colleagues who are dedicated, work well together and are always willing to go above and beyond for the team.聽 I鈥檝e had the opportunity to take on new projects and responsibilities that has expanded my role and encourages me to continue to challenge myself. 聽I appreciate that 性爱巴士 encourages employees to excel in their career by providing management training and leadership programs that promotes and fosters growth.聽 I鈥檓 thankful to have had the opportunity to participate and complete the Emerging Leaders Program in 2021 and I found that experience to be invaluable.

Name one of your individual strengths and how you apply it at 性爱巴士

Ability to multitask and work well under pressure. Managing the newsprint purchases and logistics for 性爱巴士鈥檚 paper program requires constant flexibility, tight deadlines, exceptional customer service and proactive contingency plans in place to mitigate paper shortages at any of our print sites.

性爱巴士鈥痚nables me to
grow by…

Providing opportunities

I鈥檓 thankful for the various opportunities I鈥檝e had at 性爱巴士 that have helped me grow within my current role and encourages me to continue to expand my responsibilities. This includes participating in the Emerging Leaders Program, taking on a leadership role within the Sustainability Forward ERG and leading our supplier diversity program.

Describe a 性爱巴士 project that has鈥痠nspired you.鈥

A project that has inspired me is leading our Supplier Diversity program. In 2021 our goal was to benchmark existing spend with diverse suppliers to define addressable spend opportunities. Since then, I鈥檝e been able report our annual diverse spend, track changes in spend, and share the progress of our program during quarterly Go Forward meetings. We鈥檝e also been able to feature the supplier diversity program in the company鈥檚 annual inclusion report and ESG report.

Pick one word to describe the culture at 性爱巴士

Collaborating

At 性爱巴士, we work with other departments on various projects, initiatives or to develop and/or improve processes, which isn鈥檛 possible without collaboration. Effective collaboration requires thoughtful communication, time management, listening and problem-solving skills between the different teams so that objectives and goals are clear. The paper team often works with the accounting team and GPS in managing all paper issues across 性爱巴士 sites. Additionally, as a member of the Sustainability Forward ERG and managing the Supplier Diversity program, I have opportunities to work with other departments within 性爱巴士.

A day in the life

This is a photo from the Media Finance Focus Conference in Tampa, FL I attended last May where I had the opportunity to participate on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) panel discussing supplier diversity.

Our national corporate membership with National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) provides opportunities to attend various conferences and meetings. This is a photograph from the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council鈥檚 38th Annual Leaders & Legends Award Ceremony at the MGM National Harbor I attended in September 2019.

My husband Eric and I love to travel and try to visit at least one new country every year.聽 Some of our favorite vacations include trips to the Bahamas, Spain, France, Portugal, and Greece and our most recent trip to Italy where we spent 12 days in Milan, Lake Como, Florence, and Rome for our one-year anniversary. Here we鈥檙e photographed at a winery in Tuscany.

When we鈥檙e not working or traveling, we love spending time outdoors either biking, jogging, or hiking. We travel to San Diego often, which is where most of my family resides and while we鈥檙e there, we make sure to take advantage of the warm weather and beautiful scenery with plenty of hikes or trips to the beach. This is a photo after a hike in Malibu, CA.

In our spare time, we also enjoy going to museums, concerts, plays, shows, and events in the DC area. 聽This is a photo of my husband and I attending a play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

 

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