As Head, Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Beverly Jennings drives a growth strategy that benefits diverse and small businesses and the many Johnson & Johnson (J&J) business partners they serve.
Beverly’s distinguished career has spanned the healthcare, consumer goods, food and retail industries. Today her passion for community, talent in collaborative leadership, and expertise in optimized business operations are combined into a robust initiative that enhances business development, job creation, education and healthcare.
J&J’s leadership in diverse business development is evidenced in its role as the only healthcare company member in the elite 18 member Billion Dollar Roundtable. The company spends over $1.3 billion annually with certified minority- and women-owned businesses and $2.7 billion with small businesses in the U.S. Additionally, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion is advancing a global strategy for diverse business development on three continents.
Beverly engages internal and external stakeholders in sustaining these goals while serving J&J’s businesses, healthcare customers and consumers. Toward this end she has developed networks across various industry, healthcare, entertainment and communications sectors.
She is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as Marketing Committee Chair. She is also a Board Member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO). Internally, she is an HONOR Leadership Award winner and Co-Chair of the J&J African American Leadership Council National Employee Resource Group (ERG).
Her previous roles include Vice President, Process Excellence for J&J Consumer Group of Companies, where she led business process improvement globally across 50 companies with $16 billion in sales. At J&J Vision Care, she directed a 1,200-employee Manufacturing operation, as well as Quality Assurance, Distribution and Customer Services.
Prior to J&J, Beverly held leadership positions in Purchasing and Warehousing with Standard Meat Company, a Sara Lee Corporation company, and JC Penney Company.
A leader in the community, Beverly has been honored for her service by the YWCA and the Gateway Girl Scouts as a Woman of Distinction. She holds an MBA in Industrial Management from the University of Dallas and a BS in Management from the University of West Florida. She is also a Master Business Coach, certified by the Fowler School of Business and Executive Coaching.