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Vendor Management Risk Associate

Posted 5 days ago

Title: Vendor Management Risk Associate
Location: San Francisco, CA
Type: Contract

Job Description: 
Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day
Vendor Management is responsible for managing the risks associated with conducting business with third-party vendors and defining a consistent program for vendor relationships. In the process, we fulfill the applicable legal, information security and regulatory requirements on behalf of the organization. We also work with business units to secure, risk assess and oversee all vendor services.

Balancing Organizational Agility and Effective Risk Management
The Vendor Management Risk Associate is responsible for ensuring the compliance of the Bank’s Vendor Management program by overseeing and managing the Bank’s vendor relationships, facilitating the third party vendor risk identification process, and completing other third party vendor risk management duties as assigned.

What you’ll do as a Vendor Management Associate:
Manage the Bank’s vendor lifecycle phases from on-boarding, periodic monitoring, risk assessments, and termination
Collaborate with business owners and other internal stakeholders to ensure vendor risks are properly identified and controls are in place to mitigate risk and minimize financial, regulatory, and reputational exposure. 
Effectively communicate and collaborate with business owners and support their third party strategic initiatives.
Liaise with cross-functional Subject Matter Experts, such as Legal and Compliance, Information Security, Finance, and Sourcing, among others, to ensure vendor engagements are compliant with Bank policies and regulatory guidance.
Analyze vendor risk assessment questionnaires, support vendor on-boarding, manage due diligence document collection, assist with contract negotiations, and manage all required ongoing monitoring efforts.
Host numerous vendor related meetings with business owners, stakeholders and vendors.
Engage with business owners and other stakeholders to review vendor performance metrics and vendor scorecards.
Prepare presentation and reports for executive level review.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

What skills you will need:
Strong analytical mindset, able to manage risks both at the micro and macro levels.
An innate ability to identify issues and work them to closure, including remediation and escalation where appropriate.
Strong data analytical skills and understanding of MS Excel formulas, MS Powerpoint, and MS Access. 
Effectively respond to shifting priorities and assignments.
Able to meet deadlines and expectations.
3 years functional/professional experience required, 5-7 years preferred.
Must be comfortable in delivering messages across a wide spectrum of individuals having varying degrees of technical understanding.
Strong interpersonal skills - ability to establish relationships with internal partners, build consensus, and able to deliver various types of messages to internal and external parties.