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Supplier Management & Risk Specialist
Capital Group | Irvine, California
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Job Description

Req ID:  7184
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A  
Relocation offered: No
Travel required: None

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Capital Group’s Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) is a newly formed group of 40+ dedicated sourcing and procurement leaders that drive strategic business initiatives.  We are on an exciting multi-year transformational journey to continuously improve capabilities, processes and technologies for our group.

Role summary:

Under general direction, leads vendor management practices for SS&P and across the enterprise.  Supports business unit led vendor management efforts and provides subject matter expertise.  Develops and maintains vendor third party risk program implementation in collaboration with Global Risk Management group. 

Primary responsibilities/essential functions:

  • Leads vendor and third party risk management for SS&P
  • Consults within Strategic Sourcing teams on vendor management practices and third party risk
  • Manages relationships with associates at all levels engaged in vendor and risk management across the enterprise
  • Prepares and delivers communications and metrics related to the success of the vendor management and risk programs
  • Develops and mentors associates at all levels on vendor and risk management


  • 15 to 20 years of experience in vendor management, vendor third party risk, strategic sourcing, policy and guideline implementation, process analysis and improvement, process gap analysis, recommendation development and presentation, change management and program management; experience within financial management/asset management industry preferred
  • BA or BS degree in supply chain, information technology or business administration; MBA preferred
  • Demonstrated experience of designing, launching and maintaining an enterprise-wide vendor management program and supporting the launch of a third party risk transformation
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in spend categories including but not limited to consulting services, professional services (e.g. accounting, auditing etc.), banking and custodial services, outsourced labor and technology services.
  • PMP project management and CPSM professional in supply management certifications preferred; knowledge of process improvement, LEAN, six sigma and other improvement methodologies a plus
  • Ability to focus on results and lead through ambiguity and a  track record of driving operational improvements to support business strategies, able to lead/influence organizational change
  • Ability to engage, communicate and influence effectively at all levels of the organization and act as a key facilitator for change by understanding, adjusting and cultivating a culture of continuous improvement

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

About Capital Group

Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ICG) is focused on acquiring and building Internet software and services companies. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company hold ownership interests in 14 companies that are considered to be the partner companies. The results for the operation of the partner companies are reported in two business segments: the core reporting segment and the other holdings reporting segment. The core reporting segment includes those partner companies in which ICG's management takes a role in providing direction and management assistance. The other holdings reporting segment includes partner companies over which the Company have less influence, because they are public companies and/or have a relatively small ownership stake in those partner companies. (Source: 10-K)

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