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Lead Third Party Resiliency

Riverwoods, IL

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With us, you'll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it - we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description:

What You'll Do

The Lead Third Party Risk Resiliency provides oversight in adherence to the Corporate Risk Policy and helps ensure that Third Party risks are appropriately managed, evidenced and escalated as needed. Assisting with the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive vendor resiliency program which protects the company and customer access to products and services. This involves supporting and establishing strong governance; monitoring and analyzing the potential impact and remediation of disruption to the vendor supply chain, as well as engaging and educating business partners on the scope and need for vendor resiliency. This role requires a highly skilled contributor who can collaborate effectively with business, risk, audit, legal, compliance, regulators, and technology control functions to drive consistent and effective Third-Party Risk resiliency practices.

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How You'll Do It

  • Performs due diligence and validation on vendors and identified risk findings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional resources to drive progress toward management of third-party resiliency risk.
  • Supports execution of Third-Party Resiliency framework.
  • Executes third party resiliency risk oversight reporting in connection with the Third-Party Risk Management Program, Policy, and framework. These activities include monitoring compliance with the program requirements, supporting the maintenance and enhancements of enterprise policies and procedures, and the oversight of identified critical and strategic services being provided to Discover.

Qualifications You'll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management, Security and Intelligence, Information Technology or related.
  • 4+ years of experience Risk Management, Financial Services, Process Improvement, or related.
  • 4+ years of experience in Implementing Business Continuity Program, Service Continuity, Risk Management, Incident Management, Emergency Management, or related field(s).
  • 2+ years of experience Working in cross functional teams.
  • In Lieu of Education, 6+ years of experience in Business Continuity, Service Continuity, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Risk Management, Third Party Risk Management, Incident Management, or related field(s).

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Masters degree in Business Administration and Management, Security and Intelligence, Information Technology or related.

  • 4+ years of experience Risk Management, Financial Services, Process Improvement, or related, including prior people management experience.
  • 4+ years of experience with compliance regulations, frameworks, and standards.
  • Certified Business Continuity Professional (or other BCP / Resiliency Certification).

Application Deadline:
The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Apr-08-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.

The base pay for this position generally ranges between $75,500.00 to $127,900.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account
  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D
  • Recognition Program
  • Education Assistance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Support Programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights & Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision)

Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.

Client-provided location(s): Riverwoods, IL 60015, USA
Job ID: Discover-R33744
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses