Sheri A. Shafir, A.P.P., is Associate Director, Supplier Diversity for Novartis Business Services, Novartis’ shared services organization. In her position, Sheri champions Supplier Diversity by educating Novartis associates about the benefits of utilizing diverse suppliers to help drive innovation. Sheri mentors, coaches and introduces qualified diverse suppliers to Novartis Procurement professionals and internal business partners. She began her career at Novartis over 14 years ago as a Senior Procurement Specialist for Marketing Services and Patient Recruitment. Prior to Novartis, Sheri worked at McGraw-Hill Publishing for a decade as an Advertising/Production Manager in the College Textbook division, and for five years at McBee, a checks & forms manufacturer, as the Director of Advertising and Communications.
Sheri earned a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.