Vendor Management Process Lead

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With differentiated investment and risk management capabilities, deep client relationships, and a strong financial foundation, the company has established a track record of delivering proven, value-added solutions and long-term growth. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers asset management and capital markets solutions across multiple strategies.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future. 

Position Overview/Summary:

This process owner will be part of Global Atlantic’s Strategic Sourcing team with primary responsibility for all Vendor Management process and procedures, including: Third Party Service Provider Onboarding/Offboarding; Data Governance of the Sourcing contract repository, Lockpath; Drive vision for risk mitigation and optimize service delivery model for TPSP risk management, monitoring, and assessments.  This role requires strong database management and analytic skills to support all Third Party Service Provider engagements managed by the Sourcing Consultant team in support of their Global Atlantic line of business clients.  This role will develop and provide predictive vendor data analysis and reporting to all key constituents across Sourcing, Global Atlantic Lines of Business and other key stakeholders.  They will work with all Risk Domain owners to provide the appropriate level of diligence to document, review, and maintain all required risk assessments throughout the contract lifecycle.

The role is based at Global Atlantic’s office in either Des Moines, Iowa or Boston (Brighton), MA.

Responsibilities / Essential Functions:

  • Ownership of the Vendor Management process for all Third-Party Service Providers supported by the Global Atlantic Sourcing team
  • Vendor Management Lead primary functions
    • Manage Onboarding/Offboarding of all Third-Party Service Providers
    • Provide Data Governance for all key Third Party Service Provider data maintained in Lockpath
    • Coordinate and document functional Risk assessments across all GS Risk Domains to include periodic review/renewal
    • Develop and enhance Third Party Service Provider performance management processes in coordination with Sourcing Consultants and their business relationship owners
  • Provide comprehensive quantitative analysis to ensure all renewals, new agreements and terminations are managed to maximize commercial outcome
  • Drive vision for risk mitigation and optimize service delivery model for TPSP risk management, monitoring, and assessments

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • 5-7 years professional sourcing and/or vendor management experience.
  • Strong database management and analytics skills; experience with LockPath, Service Now, and other business object databases
  • Ability to gather and analyze disparate data (including statistical analysis) from a variety of sources and prepare current accurate and complete analysis of the critical issues.
  • Experience in Life & Annuity insurance segments an advantage.
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to influence others through strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Easily adapts to new or different changing situations, requirements or priorities
  • Understands the importance of developing and maintaining cooperative relationships despite differing perspectives.
  • Demonstrates negotiating techniques to achieve business goals.
  • Thinks critically and anticipates, recognizes, identifies and develops solutions to problems in a timely manner.
  • Cultivates an environment of teamwork and collaboration.



Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church


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Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email

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