It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what
Alliance Data Card Services' Enterprise/Bank Risk focuses on
cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of
personal accountability for developing the highest standards in
governance and controls across the company.
Operational risk is present in all products, services,
functions, delivery channels, and processes. Third-party
relationships may increase exposure to operational risk because an
organization may not have direct control of the activity performed
by the third party.
The Senior Manager Vendor Risk will be part of the Enterprise
Risk/Bank Organization, a second line of defense function, and will
report to the Chief Operational Risk Officer. This role will have
accountability for oversight of the first line of defense's vendor
management practices to ensure compliance with regulatory and
program requirements and reduction of risks associated with third
Essential Job Functions
Vendor risk management- Oversee enterprise-wide risk management
and reporting of third-party relationships. Develop and maintain
oversight and management of an effective enterprise vendor risk
management program. Confirm appropriate due diligence is conducted
on potential and existing third parties and present results to the
operational and bank risk management committee. Assist in education
the enterprise on identifying, remediating and reporting vendor
risk. Measure the success and effectiveness of risk management
efforts and set measurable goals to continuously raise
Documentation- Responsible for developing the strategy for
vendor risk management, as well as, the daily operations of the
Vendor Risk team. Ensure appropriate documentation and risk
reporting throughout the life cycle for all third-party
relationships. Confirm third parties and internal stakeholders
respond to issues when identified, and escalate significant issues.
Establish risk-based policies and procedures to govern the
third-party risk management process. Apply knowledge of Microsoft
Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams to execute
Relationship Management - Building Vendor Risk Management's
influence across the broader organization to help create a
risk-conscious culture. Developed communication (written and
verbal) and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide,
influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other
areas and occasional external customers. Consult with all levels of
leadership for the end-to-end execution of the Vendor Risk
Management program, including reporting, testing, risk
identification and remediation. Strategic advisor who communicates
with clarity to build and improve our risk management plans and
processes. Inspire our business leadership to adopt a risk-minded
approach. Prioritize efforts on critical initiatives and works to
identify opportunities and problem solve. Utilizes critical
thinking skills to help analyze business issues, collaborates with
stakeholders to resolve problems, and gains consensus on the best
solution. Builds relationships by establishing trust, confidence
and credibility with senior leaders, executives, and regulatory
Leadership-Serve as an engaging leader and strategic advisor for
all functional levels and consult with senior leadership. Be an
authority of risk insight by staying on top of emerging trends and
industry knowledge. Hold the first line of defense accountable and
provide credible challenge within functions who manage direct
relationships with third parties. In conjunction with the first
line of defense, Identify problems, develop solutions and
participate in negotiating/implementing the chosen course of
action. Influences change across the organization by demonstrating
organizational agility and managerial courage.
Staff Management- Selects, trains, develops, organizes and
directs a highly qualified and effective team, capable of
delivering high-valued risk management services for the
organization. Team member development includes enhancing technical
acumen as well as improving leadership and interpersonal skills.
Lead, challenge and motivate staff to obtain their full potential.
Provide direction and prioritization support in order to manage
allocation of resources to meet work fluctuations. Review staffing
goals and expectations to ensure that each is consistent and
adequate to meet department goals. Accountable to drive the
performance assessment of all direct reports, generate development
plans and set goals within the context of the corporate policy.
Provide coaching, counseling and motivation to team members
ensuring staff has the appropriate tools and training.
Reports to: Chief Operational Risk Officer
Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: Normal office
environment, some travel may be required.
Direct Reports: Yes
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in Business,
Organizational Management, Finance, Accounting, Risk Management or
Eight or more years leading of a team, banking industry
knowledge, with progressive experience in one or more of the
following: compliance, audit, risk management, regulated
operational environment, finance, accounting or management.
Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Organizational
Ten or more years experience demonstrating Foundational
knowledge and experience with / exposure to all relevant risk
disciplines (information security, business continuity, data
privacy, legal and regulatory compliance, and general business
Bachelor's Degree (Required), Master's Degree
Eight or more years
Compliance, Data Analysis, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC),
Identifying Risks, Issue Management, Management Reporting,
Operational Risk Management, Policy Management, Procedures
Management, Risk Assessments, Risk Oversight, Vendor Risk
About Alliance Data Card Services
Alliance Data Card Services provides market-leading private
label, co-brand, general purpose and commercial credit card
programs, digital payments and Comenity-branded financial services.
Using the industry's most comprehensive and predictive data set,
advanced analytics, and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data
Card Services has been helping partners increase sales and provide
greater value to their customers for more than 30 years. Follow
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A division of Alliance Data, Bread is a leading digital payments
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Alliance Data Card Services and Bread are a proud part of the
Alliance Data enterprise, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P MidCap 400
company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with more than 8,000
Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive
selection of benefit options including 401(k).
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of
credit and background checks.
Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing
accommodations to complete the application process.
Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish
that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for
Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.
Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants
with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the
requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los
Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
- Alliance Data complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. Applicants
with disabilities may contact Alliance Data to request an arrange
for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a
disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please
contact the Recruiting Team at TaOps@alliancedata.com.