Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Manager

Kenco Logistic Services

Chattanooga, TN

About the Position

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager will be responsible for creating and operationalizing DEI related programs and initiatives. This role is expected to be the subject matter expert and will partner with the Kenco Learning & Development (L&D) team to launch DEI trainings and tools to foster a culture of belonging and inclusion. The position will also serve as the primary advisor to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and ensure alignment of activities to Kenco’s Guiding Principles and DEI plans. The DEI Manager will have the ability to travel to locations throughout the business and has a proven track record of building solutions that achieve organizational success.


• Develop, lead, and implement DEI programs and initiatives in support of the organizations and departments’ needs and objectives.

• Provide guidance and leadership to current Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and develop strategies for launching future additional ERGs.

• Develop and deploy a DEI strategy to drive DEI initiatives to our field locations.

• Use DEI knowledge and internal Kenco data to identify areas where we have the biggest opportunities for change and partner with business leaders and HRBPs to identify targeted initiatives to drive change.

• Stay informed of cutting-edge trends and recommend metrics and processes that can be used to improve upon DEI initiatives and strategy.

• Review current practices and policies and continuously assess the impact of DEI initiatives and programs and their alignment to diversity goals.

• Develop and/or acquire training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives.

• Provides guidance to management in developing objective performance and other employee evaluations and policies.

• Acts as company liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.

• Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.

• Provides training and policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communications or Marketing preferred; or 4 years of equivalent experience required. Equivalent years of experience is defined as one year of professional experience for each year of college requested.

• 5-7 years of experience in Human Resources with at least 3 years in DEI programs with proven results.

• Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Bilingual abilities preferred.

• Must demonstrate a track record of proactive problem-solving and excellent follow-up skills.

• Experience building business relationships and garnering support for new ideas/solutions.


• Business Acumen - Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization.

• Communicate for Impact - Proactively communicate with all stakeholders throughout the life cycle of programs and projects.

• Influencing Others - Can quickly find common ground and can solve problems for the good of the organization with a minimal amount of noise. Authentically gains trust and support of peers.

• Managing Transitions/ Change Management - Effectively plans, manages and communicates changes in processes with appropriate stakeholders.

• Strategic Agility - Enable Kenco to remain competitive by adjusting and adapting to innovative ideas necessary to support Kenco’s long-term organizational strategy.

Travel Requirements

• This position is expected to travel approximately 25% - 50%.

• A passport is not required, but recommended.