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Third Party Risk Manager

Cisco Systems, Inc.
United States, Georgia, Atlanta
March 04, 2023

Global Procurement Services (GPS) is responsible for the enterprise-wide procurement of all Cisco indirect goods and services. GPS is a key partner to all regional, global and strategic Cisco Businesses and performs sourcing, contracting, supplier management, and buying activities. The successful candidate will partner with key internal collaborators in GPS and across the enterprise to drive and ensure our supplier risk is reduced and protect Cisco financially as well as our brand. The team is responsible for providing information that will enable our collaborators to make risk-aware decisions through more hard-working risk management programs and methodologies-driving business performance and better outcomes.

What You'll Do

As a member of the GPS Value Protection team, you will partner with key internal collaborators in GPS and across the enterprise to drive and ensure our third-party risk is reduced and supervised.

In this Role, you will:
  • Serve as the subject matter advisor for third party (supplier) risk with high levels of influence on growing and formalizing GPS's approach to supplier risk
  • Build, implement, supervise and assess risk frameworks to adapt to changing risk environments, both at supplier onboarding and during the supplier life cycle
  • Build and implement remediation plans where risk is identified
  • Implement effective metrics to drive overall risk scoring and target setting for risk reductions
  • Advise our collaborators on making risk-aware decisions through more thoughtful risk management programs and methodologies-driving business performance and better outcomes.
  • Consult with collaborators regarding standard methodologies related to third party risk
Who You'll Work With

You will be a key member of the GPS Value Protection team, will partner with key internal collaborators in GPS, and with several cross functional groups including security, IT, and many of our suppliers.

Who You Are

You'll help to drive, expand, formalize and implement our end-to-end supplier risk program. You are a person who:

  • Is a critical thinker who strives to tackle sophisticated problems and is capable of driving long-lasting change.
  • Naturally establishes links and quickly gains the trust of others
  • Enjoys a fast pace and encourages ambiguity
  • Has a strong desire to craft and lead the success of Cisco's supplier risk program
  • Works independently with only minimal direct supervision and can lead cross-functional teams to complete projects and major initiatives using judgment, experience, and leadership skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5-7+ years of experience leading third party risk management programs
  • Bachelors in related field required
  • Advanced degree in related field preferred
  • Experience in global roles, prioritizing multiple stakeholder, and influencing diverse audiences at all level
  • Experience in implementing critical initiatives in a sophisticated global environment
  • Ability to be essential and use strong judgment and discretion in guiding collaborators on standard methodologies
  • Preferred experience in finance or data analytics and operational improvement experience (agile, six sigma, etc)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience using Ariba/Smart Buy/SAP risk modules
Who We Are

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!