Senior Manager, Purchasing Supplier Diversity
Assigned to this role in January of 2015, Charles is responsible for all of Toyota’s supplier diversity initiatives and processes, including the sourcing and development of minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs), across North America.
This marks Hendrix’s second term of leading Toyota’s supplier diversity division as he previously held this position from 1997-2000.
Since beginning his career with Toyota in 1996, Hendrix has held several managerial positions within TMNA’s Purchasing division including Project Management, Education & Development, Systems and Strategy, as well as the procurement of component parts within the Chassis department.
He also served as Corporate Diversity Manager where he was responsible for advancing TMNA’s overall diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Prior to Toyota, Hendrix worked at Honda of America Manufacturing where he was Purchasing Assistant Manager for plastics and interior component parts.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Hendrix is a graduate of Idaho State University where he earned his degree in Management & Organization.