VP Vendor Risk Management - Top Global Private Equity Firm

  • Base salary, bonus and excellent benefits.
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • The Forum Group
  • 19 Jul 18 2018-07-19

The Vendor Risk Manager will be responsible for building out and leading the newly formed Vendor Risk Management organization, reporting directly to the Firm's Treasurer

• Leading the Vendor Risk Management organization for The Firm
• Leading the initial risk assessment process for new vendors and coordinating ongoing Vendor Risk Assessments
• Managing and resolving exceptions and escalations
• Coordinating ongoing reviews and open issues with Specialist Risk Groups (e.g. Information Security, Compliance, HR, etc.)
• Developing and presenting updates to senior leadership as needed
• Tracking key mitigating actions and forming / leading required forums to address issues
• Maintaining VRM policy and procedure manual
• Supporting business units through VRM processes
• Maintaining vendor risk database and sending reminders to specialist risk groups for periodic reviews
• Ensuring issues are well documented, accepted, and signed off, for accepted risks
• Training, managing and mentoring junior team members
Qualifications:        Candidates should exhibit strong technical, analytical and leadership skills as well as exceptional communication skills. Candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individuals who are ready to build the group from the ground up.
• 10+ years of vendor or other third party-related risk management experience, having addressed various risk types, preferably within the financial services industry
• Strong leader with solid business judgment
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with business partners and senior business leadership
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels throughout the firm
• Ability to multitask and complete difficult assignments with tight deadlines
• BS/BA required, preferably Business, Finance, Risk Management, or Technology