Why diversity is important to us
We view our diversity as both a strategic advantage and an ongoing challenge. That's why we are continuously taking action and implementing diversity initiatives to improve our position across the Group.
Our differences are a source of innovation and inspiration. They enable us to generate new ideas, anticipate market trends and be thought leaders in our chosen markets.
Capgemini has been involved in supporting supplier diversity for more than 10 years. The Capgemini Supplier Diversity Program was officially launched May 15, 2012. The program consists of providing opportunity to the Minority, Women and Disabled-Veteran owned suppliers (M/WBE-DVBE) who strive to bring value to our company by helping us meet our customers' diverse needs and improving our position in the consulting and outsourcing marketplace to become an innovative leader in this space.
Capgemini spend over the past 2 years:
- 2010 – 11%
- 2011 – 8.8%
How to join Capgemini’s Supplier Diversity program?
It is Simple: You start by completing the online Supplier Registration Form. Following a swift verification and screening process to ensure a good fit between supplier strengths and capabilities and Capgemini's current and future requirements, Capgemini's Procurement group reviews the supplier information. The business then becomes a potential supplier who may be used in the procurement process as business needs dictate. In the interest of encouraging the success of our diverse supplier base, we work with the Supplier Diversity Program participants to help them develop their businesses.
Your First Step
The first step any supplier should take in seeking opportunities to do business with Capgemini is to register with our Supplier Information Portal.
Please note that all purchases are made in the competitive marketplace. Submitting your company information to our Supplier Information Portal (SIP) does not automatically place your company on a “bidder’s list,” nor does it constitute approval of your firm as a Capgemini supplier or obligate Capgemini to solicit requests for quotations.
Register with the Supplier Information Portal
The invoicing Address Information is below.
Address: Capgemini North America
PO Box 210068
Dallas, TX 75211
Capgemini’s Supplier Diversity Team
Arvind Kumar is Chief Procurement Officer of the Americas region. In addition to his current role, he is Chief Supplier Diversity Officer of Capgemini Americas overseeing the program as executive sponsor.
He has spent majority of his career in the United States in the outsourcing and strategic sourcing/procurement services for various companies, joining Capgemini more than 5 years ago as Category Manager for External Resources supporting TXU Energy and Capgemini Americas. In the last 2 years he became Chief Procurement Officer with a vision and task to bring an innovative approach to transacting business in our region. He has expanded his scope to include Brazil, Chile, Guatemala and Poland to the North America countries in addition to taking a new role of managing procurement for Global BPO Strategic Business Unit as Chief Relationship Officer.
Earlier in the year Arvind Kumar was inducted to the Capgemini Procurement Services Management Team as a core member to oversee the strategy and development of Offshore and nearshore strategic sourcing and category management services. He is a core team member of the Capgemini Group Procurement Officer's team reporting to the Group executive in Paris.
Arvind has honed his leadership, strategic planning and management skills during a 13 year career across various industries in the Procurement organisation. Currently, he manages and oversees all of Indirect Procurement in his region that includes Travel, IT, Contingent Labour, HR, Financial Services, Marketing, Goods and Services / Facilities procurement with his group of procurement professionals.
Paul Dickens is the Capgemini Supplier Diversity Director and Engagement Director for the Energy Future Holdings Account. He directs the day to day activities involved with the creation and operations of the Supplier Diversity Program. He was formally an employee of EFH and worked in the Supply Chain group, in numerous leadership roles for 20 years before joining Capgemini in 2004.
Paul is involved with both the National and Dallas/Ft. Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as well as the Women’s Business Council Southwest. Capgemini is a member of both national councils.
Paul’s contact information is: email@example.com.