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Vendor Risk Manager, Europe

Ref R-86040 Location Amsterdam, North Holland

Vendor Risk Manager, Amsterdam

12 month interim role

About Assurant:

One of the biggest businesses you’ve probably never heard of has some very big finance opportunities for people with big ambition. We are Assurant. An innovative Fortune 500 company with 15,000 colleagues around the world, who protect what matters most to over 300 million customers. And whether it’s automotive support, mobile phone and gadget protection or house and business rental insurance, we are always ready to make sure small problems don’t become big issues.

A diverse and inclusive Assurant helps us better understand and connect with our employees, clients & customers.

At Assurant, diversity helps us drive innovation in the global marketplace, and we are strong believers in the strategic value of inclusion and how it improves performance, creates growth opportunities, better aligns us to our clients, and enhances employee engagement. 

To achieve this, we believe we must reflect the diversity of the customers we serve

The opportunity:

Our continued significant year on year growth means opportunity for everyone. We need a range of professionals who can harness the power of technology to develop the insights, the products and the strategies that will excite our customers, bring our people together and take our business forward. Based in our Amsterdam office, every role will help us meet our growth targets and continue to expand our customer base.

About you:

You’ll be working with a team of very like-minded colleagues, you’ll be a decision maker and problem solver. And with access to senior leaders, your career opportunities will grow as you do. Most importantly you’ll be at the start of an ambitious growth period for Assurant across our European businesses. You might be part of a smaller business looking to step-up to the next level. Or, you might be part of a large organisation, but are looking for the next challenge. Whatever your background, this opportunity will help build all our futures.

Role specifics:

The purpose of the role is to implement and maintain a program to effectively manage Third Party Vendors Risk Management in line with client and regulatory expectations within the Netherlands primarily and also supporting our footprint countries in Europe.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Create and maintain procurement processes and procedures to guide our users. Simplify and standardise the current different practices across our European entities and Supply Chain.
  • Partner with our Enterprise Vendor Risk Management team to leverage global best practices and implement common processes and tools as far as possible
  • Drive implementation of Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) disciplines in line with the outsourcing policy defined with our NV team, ensure all processes documented and communicated to maintain compliance with regulatory standards
  • Maintain and communicate a Vendor Management matrix to guide our users on how to manage suppliers through a contract life-cycle. Ensure all supplier performance management is recorded by our teams and is completed in line with policy and guidelines.
  • Support our Governance team to maintain an outsourcing risk register. Ensure an accurate list of suppliers including comprehensive due-diligence actions, contract status and service performance.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and expertise;

  • Extensive experience of working in either Vendor Management, Operational Risk or Procurement managing 3rd party suppliers
  • Familiarity with Data Privacy, Business Continuity, Information and Cyber Risk, Technology Resilience and Vendor Risk Management
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of operational risk management procedures and controls
  • Strong relationship management skills and proven executive leadership presentation skills
  • Must be a quick learner & self starter, able to operate with minimal supervision
  • English language both spoken and written is essential. Dutch language is preferable, and an additional European language is advantageous

The role will be based in Assurant’s Netherlands office but may require occasional travel to other EU countries and the UK

To review the full list of responsibilities and requirements, please download the job description.

The call to action:

At Assurant, we’re very big on supporting you to be the best you can be. And from flexible working to healthcare support, from training and development to a range of rewards, what matters to you, matters to us -  apply today!  

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Assurant’s German headquarters is located in the burgeoning business area of Lyiner Quartier in Frankfurt.

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Located in the South East of Amsterdam, Assurant’s Netherlands office is convenient to public transport; just a 5-minute walk from the bus, train and Holendrecht Metro station.

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Meet Our People

There is a reason that I am still loving life at Assurant after 15 years, thanks to the fast pace and constant support it always feels like you are learning. I have come to see those I work with as good friends and there is a real family vibe to the environment. Its definitely challenging at times but everyone contributes to making it a fun and rewarding environment no matter what role you are in. Joanna Marsh Operations Manager
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Working at Assurant in the Amsterdam office is working in a diverse and international environment where I am challenged everyday to develop myself and my professional skills. Marcel Kröpfl Senior Customer Service Associate
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