Specialist, HR Vendor Management
Prudential 831 reviews - Newark, NJ

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The Specialist, HR Vendor Management is responsible for providing guidance, support, and direction to business managers in Human Resources, Community Resources, Global Security and Executive Transportation who are accountable for vendor relationships, to ensure operations performed by third parties on Prudential's behalf are executed in a well-controlled manner. The HR Vendor Governance Specialist is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining vendor governance program policies, materials, tools, and documentation, as well as assisting with ongoing vendor monitoring and oversight. This function is also responsible for supporting and/or supervising the execution of certain HR risk management activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide consultation and support to the business areas in Human Resources and Community Resources with vendor governance planning, including scope determination and leveraging of various oversight mechanisms to achieve effective coverage.

Directly participate in the development of site visit test plans, execution of site visits, interpretation of results, ensuring adequate documentation, preparing and reviewing assessment reports, and issues/action plan tracking.

Coordinate and integrate the efforts of the Information Security, Privacy, Technology, Records Management and Business Continuation subject matter experts in conducting vendor due diligence and ongoing monitoring, providing a single point of contact for HR business managers. Provide support in assessing vendor information security and privacy controls.

Provide expertise in vendor reviews and assessments on areas subject to conformance with Prudential's policies and standards. Perform root-cause analysis of vendor related internal control issues as they arise and guide business managers on action planning and resolution.

Provide information and support to Records Management and Business Continuation subject matter experts in vendor-related Records and BC initiatives

Support the development, enhancement and management of the vendor governance program, including:

Development and maintenance of related policies and procedures in alignment with enterprise-wide standards

Cross-functional, department-wide application of approaches and learnings

Maintenance of central repository for vendor documentation, program documentation, and operating procedures

Maintenance of HR Vendor Governance intranet site content

Periodic vendor scorecard preparation and other management reporting

Ongoing training and awareness on vendor governance process and tools

Supervise the execution of certain risk management functions for HR, including:

Action plan tracking and reporting

Risk self-assessments

Audit preparation and coordination

Sarbanes Oxley compliance


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required

3 or more years risk management or vendor governance experience

5 or more years experience working in large company environment

Up to 25% business travel may be required

Strong analytical, communication and relationship management skills essential

Working knowledge of information security control practices

Familiarity with Prudential policies and procedures

Audit background a plus

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential and its affiliates, Newark, New Jersey are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

Job Function

Human Resources

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-Newark



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831 reviews
For more than 140 years, Prudential has delivered products and services that help address the financial challenges of individual and...