Charles Hendrix

Charles J. Hendrix

Charles J. Hendrix

Senior Manager, Purchasing Supplier Diversity –Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA).

Making an Impact - Championing Supplier Diversity Across Corporations

As a corporate supplier diversity professional, you have a vast and challenging role. You have a responsibility to champion supplier diversity across your organization but only so much time. As well, your audience is inundated with other initiatives, making it hard for your messages to stand out. This session is designed to help you thrive despite these challenges. Learn practical strategies to build champions, strengthen crucial supplier diversity policies and prioritize your time.

  • Strategically build champions across your organization.
  • Establish crucial policies around your supplier diversity goals.
  • Operationalize supplier diversity metrics, tie into organizational values and garner organization-wide support.
  • Effectively manage your incredibly large mandate with a clear approach to prioritization.
  • Gain new ideas and fresh motivation to be even more effective as a supplier diversity professional.

Who is Charles Hendrix

As Senior Manager, Purchasing Supplier Diversity at Toyota Motor North America, Charles Hendrix is responsible for all of Toyota’s supplier diversity initiatives and processes, including the sourcing and development of diverse businesses, across North America. This marks Hendrix’s second term of leading Toyota’s supplier diversity division as he previously held this position from 1997-2000.

Since beginning his career with Toyota in 1996, Hendrix has held several managerial positions within TMNA’s Purchasing division including Project Management, Education & Development, Systems and Strategy, as well as the procurement of component parts within the Chassis department. He also served as Corporate Diversity Manager where he was responsible for advancing TMNA’s overall diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to Toyota, Hendrix worked at Honda of America Manufacturing where he was Purchasing Assistant Manager for plastics and interior component parts.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Hendrix is a graduate of Idaho State University where he earned his degree in Management & Organization.