Henkels & McCoy Sponsors Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council’s ROAR Conference & Matchmaker

September 27, 2019

BLUE BELL, PA – Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M), was proud to sponsor the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council's ROAR – Return on All Relationships – Conference & Matchmaker, held on September 17, 2019 in Atlantic City, NJ. Participants from H&M included Heather McCreary, Senior Manager of Procurement, as well as East Division Associate Buyers Sam Healy and Diane Turner. The conference brought together Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and corporate buyers for business-to-business matchmaking opportunities, corporate roundtables, dynamic speakers, and targeted workshops.

Henkels & McCoy’s Senior Procurement Manager Heather McCreary, (left), discusses subcontracting opportunities with MBEs at the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council’s ROAR Conference.H&M’s Heather McCreary participated in the corporate round table sessions to proactively outreach to MBEs regarding subcontracting opportunities. Suppliers had the opportunity to speak with Ms. McCreary to discuss current and upcoming opportunities and learn more about successfully entering H&M’s supply chain. The company’s East Division Associate Buyers Sam Healy and Diane Turner had brief but focused one-to-one discussions with MBEs to determine if their services could meet the organization’s needs. Similar to speed dating, these 15-minute matchmaking sessions resulted in numerous positive outcomes.  

According to Heather McCreary, “At H&M, we understand that supplier diversity is an approach that benefits everyone involved. It levels the playing field and increases opportunities for smaller minority businesses that bring real value to the table. Supplier diversity also enables our supply chain to reflect our workforce and the markets we serve. Inclusion and diversity align with our core values and are integral components of our culture.”