Supplier Council | Prime ConnectWorks Series: Doing Business With Reckitt Benckiser (RB)
Listed are NAICS codes and descriptions of specific products that Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is interested in identifying WOSB, SDB, SDVOSB suppliers. Also listed are FOB locations where products must be shipped.
NAICS Code Description Delivery Location
- 311941 Pepper Mesh Springfield, MO
- 325120 Propellant Hillsborough, NJ
- 326199 Shrink and Stretch Film or Sleeves St. Peters, MO
- 322211 Corrugated Hillsborough, NJ
- 311930 General flavors / Thickeners Springfield, MO
- 322221 Injection Tjiuana, Mexico
- 311942 Processed Spices Springfield, MO
- 324199 Wax Vegetable or Paraffin Wax St. Peters, MO
Join RB representatives Brooke Tomlinson – RB Key Account Manager, Manager Markets and Shantel Grigsby, RB Subcontractor for an informative session to potentially tap into subcontracting opportunities in the consumer health and hygiene industry. Topics to be discussed include: History Overview of Reckitt Benckiser (RB), Product Brands, Markets, Overview Small Business Subcontracting Program, Current Small Business Subcontracting Goals, Special Products needed from WOSB, SDB, SDVOSB, How to share your Business Capabilities to RB, and Questions and Answers.
Brooke Tomlinson is a Key Account Manager, Managed Markets at RB. Ms. Tomlinson oversees all of RB’s Institutional business for Veteran’s Administration/Department of Defense, Long Term Care, Hospitals, Clinics and Physician offices and also responsible for RB’s Federal Supply Schedule compliance.
Shantel E. Grigsby currently provides Outsourced Supplier Diversity support services to the world’s Health and Hygiene Company Reckitt Benckiser(RB). In this capacity she manages RB’s Small Business Subcontracting Plan consisting of over $296M and in subcontract opportunities for small businesses throughout the U.S. Ms. Grigsby is also the Owner and President of Government Marketing Solutions, a government marketing consultant firm. As a result of her experience and during the course of her career, she has helped small businesses win more than $6 billion in government contracts.
Date & Time
Web Conference Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Registration & Fees
- Complimentary: Supplier Members
- $15: Business Members
- $35: Individual, Advocate and Non-Members
- Complimentary: Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by USWCC)
If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.
Vikki Hawthorne: National Director
Vikki Hawthorne is the National Director – Supplier Development for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Widely regarded as a passionate small business resource partner who thoroughly understands the many challenges of small business ownership, Ms. Hawthorne has extensive ‘insider’ experience in federal government contracting and training. In 2014, Ms. Hawthorne retired with 30 years of federal government service with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
From January 2011 through August 2014, Ms. Hawthorne served as Associate Director in the Office of Small Business Programs at DLA’s Land and Maritime and was responsible to ensure that small businesses got their fair share of $3 Billion eligible contracting dollars. Under her leadership, Ms. Hawthorne made significant small business performance improvements, noted as:
- Led her team resulting in efforts of increase in dollars awarded to small businesses from Fiscal Year (FY) 11/FY12.
- Land and Maritime increased percentage of awards to small businesses from FY12/FY13.
- Noted a marked increase in FY14 performance percentages in the socioeconomic categories which include disadvantaged, woman owned, service disabled veteran owned and historically underutilized business zone small businesses.
Ms. Hawthorne spent over 15 years as the Supplier Outreach Program Manager in the DLA Land and Maritime Small Business Programs Office before her promotion to the senior leadership position of Associate Director. In that role, Ms. Hawthorne collaborated with small business advocate organizations and prime contractors to promote small business participation in federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities. Ms. Hawthorne further expanded and facilitated supplier education with Training, Knowledge, Opportunities Seminars hosted by DLA Land and Maritime. In addition, Ms. Hawthorne coordinated with acquisition personnel to identify small and socioeconomically designated businesses as potential sources of supply. Ms. Hawthorne frequently regarded as subject matter expert for supplier and acquisition personnel training development was known nationally as an enthusiastic and thoughtful speaker, facilitator and trainer.