City of Seattle: Employment Opportunity

The City of Seattle is looking to hire a Senior Design/Construction Project Manager for the Finance and Administrative Services department. Click here for more information on this employment opportunity.

Position Description:

Are you an accomplished project management professional with expertise managing facility projects and public works construction contracts? If so, this is your opportunity to join a talented team dedicated to providing high quality and efficient capital facility project delivery.

The Senior Design/Construction Project Manager works within the Capital Development Division (CD), which manages facilities capital master planning, programming, interior space planning, design and construction in City-owned facilities. In this role, you will be responsible for executing a complex project portfolio which includes master planning, new construction, major maintenance and tenant improvements. Project management duties include managing capital facilities projects on time, within budget, and in compliance with the governing laws and statutes.

The City of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is a dynamic organization of 600+ employees that provides $200 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of business. FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness for all employees.

 

Quinault Solutions a NWMMSDC MBE Highlight

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased to highlight Quinault Solutions (QS) based in Hoquiam, Washington. QS, a Native led certified MBE sourcing company specializing in the supply of U.S. sourced, environmentally friendly copy and printing papers, is one of several enterprises of the Quinault Indian Nation.

QS is a tier two supply source and does not sell directly to end users.  QS sells copy and printing paper through fulfillment distribution partners.

“We partner with well-managed, financially strong, environmentally conscious, reliable suppliers, and service vendors ensuring high quality at competitive pricing.  We are often asked if we would have enough supply to support our largest national customers, and the answer is YES!” says Nelson Dan, QS General Manager.

Quinault Solutions partners with U.S. based paper manufacturers and distributors to help end users achieve their customer satisfaction goals.  Nelson Dan states, “One of our strengths is that we can work directly through our customer’s current supplier.  Our customers can achieve their diverse purchasing goals without changing suppliers. It truly is a win for all involved.”

“The Quinault Indian Nation wants to grow its businesses; however, we want to make sure the impact we have on our environment is positive.  We are excited to offer environmentally friendly paper from NORPAC Paper in Longview, WA.  NORPAC is the maker of the Natural Choice line of papers.  The Natural Choice paper is competitively priced, and compared to traditional copy paper has 92% less impact on the earth, 74% less waste to landfill, 44% less CO², 47% less water used and 44% less impact on human health,” says Nelson Dan.

Mr. Dan states, “As we grow our list of partners across the United States, we are proud of the work we are doing and the impact we have on our local Tribe, our business partners and a positive effect on our environment. Together we make a difference.”

For more information on how you can partner with Quinault Solutions, visit their website at www.quinaultsolutions.com or call Quinault Solutions directly at 360-538-5656.

2018 NWMMSDC Economic Impact Report

The Council released its 2018 Economic Impact Report, highlighting the economic effect MBEs have in our region – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Our work with MBEs and corporate/public agency members drives increased community value. Through effective engagements, members drive MBE growth, increased member diverse spend and efficiency, increased community employment, wages, and taxes, thereby enabling our communities’ path to self-sufficiency.

To view the report, click here.

This Economic Impact report was produced by supplier.io.

2018 NWMMSDC Annual Report Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Council released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting 2018 activities and financial performance. The report looks back on the Council’s theme celebrating 40 Years of Developing Minority Businesses.

Thank you to our 2018 Annual Report Sponsor – JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

To read the report, click here.

Council Hosts Year End Meeting to Close Out 2019

The Council closed out 2019 reporting back to its stakeholders across the region by hosting the Year End Meeting on December 10th. The team followed last year’s model and traveled to multiple states in the region to host a dynamic meeting where MBEs, members, and friends all called in to join one meeting. Fernando Martinez and Karla Malacon hosted from the University of Washington in Seattle, Mayra Rivera hosted from U.S. Translation Company’s headquarters in Utah, and Huda Al-musawi joined from Nike World Headquarters in Oregon. Everybody else had the option to call in via web video conference.

President and CEO of the Council, Fernando Martinez, delivered the presentation and answered live questions as attendees had a final opportunity to network in 2019. We look forward to what 2020 has in store for our network as we continue to drive Supplier Diversity forward!

Click here to view the presentation.

For photos of this event, click here.

           

Press Release- City of Seattle and Northwest Mountain MSDC: Partnership to Deliver Technical Assistance Services

SEATTLE, WA — The City of Seattle and Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) have partnered in the development and launch of the City of Seattle’s Technical Assistance Services program. Over the next twelve months, Northwest Mountain MSDC will provide recruitment outreach and business technical assistance for engagement, growth, and expansion of their services with the City of Seattle.

Fernando Martinez, President of the Northwest Mountain MSDC states, “We are very pleased to partner with the City of Seattle and offer our expertise to help these firms increase their probability of engaging and increasing their business with the City.”

To support Historically Underutilized Businesses/Women & Minority Business Enterprises (HUB/WMBE) and other firms in the development of their capabilities thereby making them more competitive, Northwest Mountain MSDC will offer business technical assistance in the following areas: Understanding How to do Business with the City of Seattle; Business Assessment; How to Effectively Respond to RFXs; Marketing Your Firm; Negotiating and Contracting; Understanding the Numerous Contracts Available to do Business; Executive Education; and Access to Capital. City of Seattle staff members and key partners—Craft3, TRIO Group, and the University of Washington’s Consulting and Business Development Center—will participate in the delivery of program services. Services will be offered in both a group setting as well as through customized, one-on-one sessions.

“We look forward to supporting the City of Seattle in building a more robust pipeline and increasing their spend with HUB/WMBEs and any firm interested in doing business with the City of Seattle. Similarly, we look forward to measuring HUB/WMBE and participating firms’ growth over the next 12 months as a result of the Technical Assistance provided,” says Fernando.

About the Council:
Founded in 1978, the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive economic value by equalizing opportunities. As an affiliate of the National MSDC, the Council certifies minority-owned businesses and provides access to supplier development, supply chain inclusion, networking events, and formal introductions. The Council serves the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Karla Malacon, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at (253) 243-6964 or email kmalacon@nwmmsdc.org.

Click here for a pdf of this press release.

NWMMSDC Attends the 2019 UW Impact Awards

The Council had a great time attending this year’s University of Washington Impact Awards at the Westin in Seattle on December 5th.

The Center celebrated its first 25 years by recognizing 25 individuals and corporations who have been essential to the success of the program. Congratulations to the evening’s honorees recognized for the impact they have made in growing businesses and jobs in under served communities across WA and accelerating students’ careers.

Special shout-out to our Council President, Fernando Martinez, recognized for the impact he has had over the years through his partnership with the UW Consulting & Business Development Center!

The Council supported the event as a gold table sponsor, with proceeds helping fund UW’s Student Consulting Programs. To learn more about the Consulting and Business Development Center, click here.

Approve I-1000: Fairness and Opportunity for All

As Washingtonians, we believe in fairness and opportunity for everyone. But we know that even in this strong economy, too many veterans, small businesses, women and diverse communities are being left behind. We can take a big step forward in creating opportunity and a level playing field for all by approving Initiative 1000 on our November ballot.

For more information, click here

2019 NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange

The Northwest Mountain MSDC had a productive week attending the NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange in Atlanta from October 13th through October 16th. It was a week full of networking, workshops and Supplier Diversity discussions.

The Council hosted the annual Private Reception at Paschal’s following the Business Opportunity Exchange. Congratulations to Kevin Shirley, Co-Founder of American Soul Brothers and Eric Albinson, Director of Sales at BigR.io for winning the MBE Scholarships!