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TIAA Vendor Portfolio Associate III in Denver, Colorado


TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.


Vendor Management Associate III

Negotiates and purchases finished goods and services for a specific product group or type.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Participating in researching and negotiating repetitive purchases. Assisting in preparing formal purchasing documents.

  • Coordinating with suppliers on contracts and reorders of goods and services.

  • Analyzing usage history of goods inventory stock items and, with proper approvals, adjusting ordering requirements.

  • Ensuring the details of purchase transactions are carried out in a timely fashion.


  • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


This position is open across the US but preferred work locations include Jacksonville, FL; Charlotte, NC; and Denver, CO.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performance and oversight of the day-to-day enterprise vendor portfolio lifecycle activities for risk assessment, due diligence, monitoring, issues management, and termination

  • Provides analysis and support for effective vendor risk mitigation

  • Provide support for the identification of emerging risks and trends that could impact program

  • Identifies areas for ongoing process improvement

  • Serves as SME within assigned area to support and train business partners and stakeholders

  • Ensure quality of data input into the vendor management systems•

  • Troubleshoot issues and escalate as needed

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience with vendor risk or operational risk management, audit, or other compliance functions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, legal, or other related discipline

  • Masters / Advance Degree in business, legal, or other related discipline

  • Certified Third-Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) or Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager (CRVPM)

  • 7 years’ experience with vendor risk or operational risk management, audit, or other compliance functions

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools; specifically, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint

  • Experience with Coupa Risk Assess system preferred

  • Knowledge of third party and risk management processes and methodologies preferred

Potential Salary: $90,000.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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Phone: (800) 842-2755


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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.