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Third Party Risk Consultant - Procurement / Supply Chain

Date Posted: Dec 6, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 28277

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Third Party Risk Management Consultant is responsible, as a subject matter expert in third party risk, with assisting the AVP of Third Party Risk Management in leading a third party risk management and monitoring program that meets all relevant regulatory requirements for US and other locations where MetLife operates. 


Key Responsibilities:  

The role involves the identification of third party risks, and elevating decisions to a higher level, when appropriate.  Furthermore, the Third Party Risk Management Consultant may be required to train staff – including, for example, Procurement associates and line of business supplier managers – in the use of risk management techniques, as well as liaising with compliance and audit professionals. Some of the key focus areas are as follows:

  • Business lines: Developing partnerships with key business unit leaders, provide guidance on adherence to MetLife’s third party risk management practices, and work co-operatively in a cross-functional capacity with other areas of MetLife.  This role is required to support the organization in efficiently managing third parties and monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures.
  • Risk partners: Collaborate with multiple risk management teams to provide a holistic approach to third party risk assessment and management.  This role requires professional skepticism balanced with common sense risk management. 
  • Regional teams: Establish rapport with the regional teams to provide guidance and oversight so that the program is implemented in a consistent fashion across the globe.  The associate is required to balance the needs of the program to allow for some flexibility due to local nuances without compromising the integrity of the overall framework.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • 3+ years prior experience in Procurement/Supply Chain
  • 3+ years’ experience of quality assurance reviews
  • Undergraduate degree with emphasis in business, finance, supply chain or related field required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to articulate sensitive issues to senior management
  • Strong critical thinking skills supported by a strong understanding of factors that influence risk



  • 1-2+ years in an operations environment within financial services   
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation and its implications for operational risk management is a plus.
  • Prior experience in handling internal and external audits, as well as regulatory exams, including remediation activities



Up to 20%


Business Category

Global Procurement, Finance Management Group


Number of Openings



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