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Zurich NA Supplier Assurance Consultant - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time) in United States

Supplier Assurance Consultant - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Supplier Assurance Consultant - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Hybrid Working

Closing Date: Friday 19th August 2022

The opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity to join Zurich’s UK Supplier Assurance team. In this role, you will be responsible for building and owning relationships with key SMEs in the business to support the delivery of our strategic objectives across the UK supplier landscape. You will conduct due diligence on any new suppliers that are being onboarded and be accountable for the delivery of an ongoing assurance programme to ensure that all regulatory and internal policy requirements are being met. You will also provide insights and recommendations to help Zurich continuously drive value from its suppliers and support the delivery of relevant projects and transformation programmes.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key SMEs across the business.

  • Deliver the ongoing assurance programme to ensure that all regulatory and internal policy requirements are being met by our suppliers;

  • Support the due diligence process for new suppliers and provide recommendations to key SMEs where required;

  • Recommend supplier consolidation opportunities to support the delivery of strategic objectives across the supplier landscape;

  • Support the delivery of regulatory change projects;

  • Identify any areas of risk, agree and monitor actions to address;

  • Provide insights and opportunities for improvement to influence the direction of travel.

  • Utilise the key stakeholder network to escalate concerns and insights to drive greater value.

  • Facilitate on-site supplier reviews as agreed by the business

Your skills and experience:

  • Strong relationship-building skills;

  • Comfortable dealing directly with and challenging at different levels within the organisation;

  • Able to proactively suggest solutions to mitigate or resolve identified issues;

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous experience in supplier management preferred.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

The reward:

We offer market comparative salaries, as well as an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% pension

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Annual company bonuses

  • Contribution to medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance

At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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