Mutual of Omaha Enterprise Vendor Management Program Director in OMAHA, Nebraska

Directs, enhances, and manages the Enterprise Vendor Management Program for the Company. Consults, educates and provides guidance and support to the business areas on the vendor management policies, standards, requirements, and activities related to the vendor management program. Actively ensures that the risks associated with vendor management are being adequately addressed and mitigated as well as communicated within the Company’s risk management structure.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Directs the Vendor Manager Program by providing guidance, consultation and support to the Company's business areas as necessary to manage the vendor and associated risk. Such activities and accountabilities include, but are not limited to, vendor management life-cycle processes, vendor monitoring oversight, escalation process for noncompliance or risk issues, vendor management program documentation, internal and external audit support, and vendor management guidance for Company initiatives.

  • Manages and develops the direct report team ensuring that the appropriate level of training, subject matter knowledge, interpersonal skills and presentation skills are maintained and developed.

  • Oversees the administration and activities of the vendor management program for the Company. Identifies inconsistencies, develops resolutions, and ensures timely implementation of processes, procedures and systems.

  • Acts as company liaison to strengthen and manage relationships. Communicates within the Company and externally with outside parties, regulatory officials, etc. Provides direction and recommendations to business areas on vendor management matters to ensure regulatory requirements are implemented into Company policies, procedures and processes. Collaborates with all levels within the organization to help navigate the life-cycle of vendor relationships. Partners with Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity, Information Security and other groups to manage vendor risk for the Company.

  • Develops and administers Company-wide vendor management training to ensure proper resources are allocated and required regulatory requirements are achieved and align with the program. Coordinates ongoing evaluation and updating of standards based on federal/state requirements, regulatory environment, professional standards and business changes and adapts the program accordingly.

  • Remains abreast of general legislative and regulatory trends and federal/state legislation affecting insurance, securities and banking compliance as it relates to vendor management.

  • Chairs and/or serves on various committees, task forces, focus groups and project boards, as well as represents the Company on industry committees and task forces related to vendor management.

  • Develops and maintains a fair and equitable working environment.

  • This position requires up to 33% travel, which may include flying and/or driving and some overnight stays.

  • This position requires sitting over 66% of the time.

  • This position requires Visual Acuity at 20 inches (or less) over 66% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing a team.

  • 5+ years of experience in Vendor Management, Regulatory Compliance, Audit, Risk Management or Assurance role.

  • Experience leading enterprise-wide program development.

  • Strong knowledge of vendor risk management and the overall procurement-related business practices.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in interpreting federal, state and industry laws, regulations, legal opinions/writings, and guidance.

  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills; ability to motivate and influence constituents at all levels across the organization to comply with regulatory standards.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to inquiries from internal and external business partners and regulators.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiating skills; ability to analyze, interpret and utilize significant amounts of data to make sound business decisions, ability to evaluate current compliance situations, monitor controls, identify a path to solutions, and execute a plan to ensure compliance.

  • Demonstrated strong customer focus with success in meeting customer requirements in a fast paced, multi-faceted, highly regulated and diverse environment.

  • Personal computer skills to include various software packages, including word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail and presentation systems.

  • Ability to work independently with strong, strategic planning and organization skills; self-motivated and directed, adaptable, team focused and detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work independently, balancing competing project requests while meeting deadlines.

  • Proven creativity, initiative, tact and sound business judgement ability.

  • Ability to teach and foster development in others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in the financial services industry.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related discipline (or equivalent work experience in lieu of education requirement)

  • Experience in understanding new laws and regulatory requirements and how they relate to risk, security, and compliance, and experience writing reports and producing analysis of metrics to present the overall risk to the enterprise.

  • Experience communicating with regulators and senior management

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-800-780-0304. We are available Monday through Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm CST.

For all other inquiries, contact our HR Helpline at 1-800-365-1405, option 4.

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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