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Zurich NA Senior Third-Party Risk Specialist in United States

Senior Third-Party Risk Specialist


Job Overview

Zurich Insurance Company is looking for a Senior Third Party Risk Specialist tosupportour Operational Risk Management team. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality risk assessments and reports with senior management visibility, contributing to provide risk insights with focus third party risks and general risk management know how.

Your Role

As a Senior Third Party Risk Specialist your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Facilitating risk assessments and deep dive reviews, which includes preparing high-quality and insightful risk assessment scenarios

  • Compiling high-quality risk reports for decision taking by management, which includes performing research on industry good practices and emerging risks in the space related third party risks

  • Ensure that risks associated with suppliers, before and after entering into contracts, are sufficiently identified, assessed, monitored and controlled.

  • Acting as trusted advisor, providing independent challenge and risk insights in supportof achieving business objectives

  • Supporting in implementing lean and effective risk and control frameworks

  • Developing tangible risk and guidance to enable local risk functions of business units to effectively and efficiently assess and address risks related to third parties and outsourcing relationships

  • Actively participating in relevant initiatives to help Zurich advance in its risk management practices

Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior Third Party Risk Specialist your skills and qualifications will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical field of study (e.g. computer science, mathematics) or similar field (e.g., law enforcement)

  • 5 to 8 years of experience in the field of management of third party risks or similar

  • Solid understanding of the current risk landscape linked to the area of outsourcing, contract management, shared service centers and third party management

  • Maintaining related professional certifications would be preferable

  • Deep working knowledge on industry good practice in the area of third party management e.g. outsourcing contract management, sourcing and vendor relationship management, business process outsourcing

  • Strong understanding of third party risk management practices and frameworks

  • Experience in working with large data sets, analysis, creating data visualizations

  • Experienced in working within global teams and organizations and delivery through a vertically integrated working environment

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

Additional Information

Primary work location is Dublin. Position is Blackrock-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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