Senior Manager, Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Herman Miller | Michigan, MI

Applying to this job will open a new window on the employer's web site to apply there.

Posted Date 11/17/2023

Why join us?

Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It’s the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of MillerKnoll means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We are redefining modern for the 21st century. And our success allows MillerKnoll to support causes that align with our values, so we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone.


The senior manager in this hybrid role will bring experience in leading, advising, developing, and supporting tailored strategies which through their design, leverage MillerKnoll's DEI priorities. The leader will focus on connecting with and engaging individual associate and networked associate groups in innovative ways, with a stated objective of inspiring, igniting, informing, and elevating the impact of key initiatives and programs. The Senior Manager will drive overarching MillerKnoll enterprise and DEI strategies, in support of strengthening inclusion, deepening a sense of belonging, and driving retention and organizational commitment, all with an expectation of enhancing our associate's experiences and maximizing their contributions, which elevate MillerKnoll's employer of choice status. Bottom line, the leader selected for this role will create pathways for MillerKnoll's associates to fulfill personally meaningful choices, and prompt actions through their discretionary efforts, which when activated, will advance our DEI progress. The leader will design innovative offerings that expand our global impact by connecting in a tailored way to local, regional, and global needs, across all business and functional areas. The Senior Manager will develop a progressive ROI-based metrics and measurements process that reflect our commitments and aspirations and regularly engage with and present progress reports to the most senior leadership, HR and business levels.


Cultivates collaborative working relationships with all HR Business Partners globally on targeted efforts that are mutually beneficial.

Engages with all levels of the organization.

Leads a team that advises key stakeholders and adds value to their areas and roles, with a prioritized focus on tapping into talent sources which currently be untapped, including in Ops, Stores and DC’s and across emerging associate groups.

Leads across the enterprise and builds enterprise solutions as well as develops tailored solutions aligned to opportunities and the needs of functional areas.

Leverages business, HR and DEI interdependencies which move plans from disparate tactics, into a cohesive set of solutions.

Manages the design and execution of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, for primary areas of responsibility and defines objectives, goals, and accountabilities linked to targeted strategies.

Proactively partners with Legal, and Compliance to inform policy and leading practice recommendations which serves as a catalyst for this work.

Responsible for managing fiscal and budgetary matters, forecasting future financial needs, and partnering with Finance and Global Supply Management on vendor and contract management.

Serves as the key liaison and provides governance and direction for MillerKnoll’s global Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to evolve DEI across the organization.

You'll have opportunities to strategize, speak up, solve problems, lead, and influence others.

Additional Essential Functions

Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's Degree

5-7 years of professional experience in a DEI function with global experience.

4+years of leading DEI in a major organization.

Licenses and Certifications

Skills and Abilities

Proven leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy development

Demonstrated leadership in designing and implementing DEI strategies and initiatives.

Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate cultural diversity into the ecosystem of primary areas.

Demonstrated ability to navigate change management principles and in implementing key aspects of change.

Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and work in a matrixed environment, across all levels in the organization with strong relationship skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills. Skilled presenter with proven capabilities to convey complex concepts to a variety of audiences.

Exhibits high personal performance standards, the desire and ability to continuously learn, and will be results-oriented.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Who We Hire?

Simply put, we hire everyone. MillerKnoll is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We’re committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities.

Job Type
Full time

Share this job