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Senior Vendor Risk & Compliance Manager

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #924

POSITION: Senior Vendor Risk and Compliance Manager


COMPANY: Elite Law Firm

COMPENSATION: Base salary commensurate with experience plus performance-based bonus

BENEFITS: Rated one of the city’s best employers to work for multiple years in a row; Generous vacation package, retirement plan – plus match, Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage, Life and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more!


  • Develop and lead change management efforts 
  • Implement enhancements to the Firm’s VRM policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Implement and maintain the vendor risk tracking and management application
  • Collaborate and partner across departments including security governance, risk management and vendor contracting teams
  • Build strong relationships with internal business partners and external vendors
  • Facilitate the escalation procedures
  • Create training and educational materials
  • Perform training sessions during program deployment
  • Manage the vendor relationship and performance monitoring process and tools
  • Ensure vendors are in compliance with the Firm’s VRM program and reporting requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Supply Chain, Information Science, Business or related field
  • 7+ years of vendor risk management or procurement experience
  • Experience with financial and legal elements of complex vendor contracts
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in vendor selection, contract negotiations, reducing vendor risk and ensuring vendor service delivery
  • Able to integrate and synthesize information from multiple teams and workstreams in order to analyze complex issues, mitigate risk, and solve problems
  • Excellent organizational, time management and decision-making skills
  • Sharp attention to detail in executing and reviewing work products
  • Exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential matters
  • Possess highly developed organization, writing, analytical, presentation and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office