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Elevance Health Strategic Vendor Manager - Information Security in Boston, Massachusetts

Strategic Vendor Manager - Information Security

  • Job Family: Enterprise Operations

  • Type: Full time

  • Date Posted:May 02, 2023

  • Req #: JR67946



  • National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint, National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint


Location: Ideal candidate will reside in the state of Indiana however, can be filled anywhere in the US.

Responsible for managing the overall vendor performance per contractual service level agreements (SLA) and ensures vendor conformity to enterprise standards, operational processes and management guidelines to ensure business goals are achieved for an enterprise function. Acts as single point of accountability for internal and external business partners.

Primary duties to include, but are not limited to:

  • Defines and oversees the execution of complex vendor management and implementation strategy for a defined set of vendors.

  • Proactively develops effective business relationships with vendors, stakeholders, and key decision makers in order to meet or exceed expectations.

  • Responsible for the development and ongoing management of one or more implementation programs that are multi-state, multi-function and multi-year in scope.

  • Directs the development, planning, prioritization, approval, implementation and compliance of on-going vendor programs.

  • Establishes program governance when needed to assure response to issue escalation; develops program budget and ensures program meets its stated objectives.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in response to strategic business issues; researches applicable subject matter practices; and remains aware of industry trends.

  • Drives continuous improvement activities and implementations across functional areas.

  • Recommends and implements vendor parameters regarding vendor production and quality in support of business objectives.

  • Serves as vendor management's liaison to the information security organization within Elevance Health, advising and assisting the respective information security teams with any issues, concerns or questions relative to vendor performance, compliance, risk management, and relationship health.

  • Enables development of an information security risk management program that includes business, regulatory, industry practices and technical environment considerations; establishes strategic vendor relationships for security products and services.

  • Conducts regular business review meetings with vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure vendors are meeting the needs of the Elevance Health information security organization.

  • Works with the information security organization to optimize the vendor portfolio.

  • Researches relevant trends and activities in information security, healthcare, business, competition and regulatory environments; recommends strategy adjustments.

  • Develops and maintains processes for the management of vendor-related security policy exceptions and works with vendors, stakeholders and vendor management peers toward remediation and closure of open exceptions.

Minimum Requirements : BA/BS degree in business or a related field; 5-7 years of process improvement, inventory management, contract management, vendor management, project management experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Ability to travel may be required.

Preferred skills qualifications and experiences:

Information security certifications such as CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar strongly preferred.

Experience managing relationships with information security vendors in an enterprise environment.

Broad exposure working with stakeholders across all information security domains: security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security.

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $83,920 to $151,056

Locations: California; Colorado; Nevada; Washington State; Jersey City, NJ; New York City, NY; Ithaca, NY and Westchester County, NY

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws .

  • The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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