Third-Party Manager (open to remote)

San Francisco Legal and Compliance Full-time

Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-driven individual to join the Vendor Management team. As Third-Party Manager, you’ll have a broad range of responsibilities from overseeing third-party ongoing monitoring activities to interfacing with internal business partners to advise and mitigate residual risks. You’ll be a subject matter expert on relevant regulatory requirements, and develop relationships throughout the company to facilitate the Third-Party Management Program (TPMP), with specific focus on continuous monitoring and oversight activities. This role is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter with strong project management and technical/analytical expertise to make a positive impact in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Implement and administer the third-party risk tool to track and oversee third-party relationships (e.g. monitoring surveys, risk assessments and due diligence refresh)
  • Execute and iterate on the TPMP with primary focus on ongoing monitoring activities
  • Guide and advise business partners on how to proactively manage third-party risks
  • Work with the enterprise risk function, risk subject matter area experts, and business stakeholders to develop and implement standards for identifying and managing third-party risks 
  • Build processes and design technology to automate contract renewal and expiration notifications as well as guide business partners on renewal and/or offboarding procedures
  • Oversee data governance and quality of the third-party inventory to develop periodic reporting of key TPMP metrics 
  • Conduct gap analyses across the program against leading third-party management and FinTech best practices to support TPMP strategic planning and future state implementation.
  • Support sourcing and procurement activities, as time permits

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of implementation experience across third-party risk management, vendor management, and/or consulting
  • Experience building and scaling risk and vendor management programs across people, process, technology, and reporting
  • Strong understanding of vendor lifecycle management activities
  • Experience implementing third-party risk management tools
  • Adept in developing positive relationships with internal business partners and third parties
  • Solid critical thinking, change management, project management and execution abilities
  • Skilled at building dashboards, process documentation, business and functional requirements, and presentations
  • Ability to work independently and adaptively, and take initiative to resolve challenges

Bonus Points!

  • Relevant financial services or Fintech experience 
  • Familiarity with “OCC Third-Party Relationships: Risk Management Guidance”, Enterprise Risk, Information Security and Privacy regulations
  • Familiarity with Procurement lifecycle activities (onboarding, engagement scoping, negotiation/contracting)

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, fitness classes, fitness equipment and more
  • Stipends for work from home setup, internet, and meals
  • Company-wide mental health days
  • Weekly remote all hands
  • Flexible work schedule, with open vacation policy
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave

Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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