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Great America Leasing Corporation Operations - Third Party Risk Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Operations - Third Party Risk Analyst (Cedar Rapids, IA)

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.About the Role:The Third Party Risk Analyst is a member of the Vendor Risk Management team that monitors, evaluates and manages vendor, program and supplier related risk across GreatAmerica. The selected candidate will develop a deep understanding of GreatAmerica’s third-party relationships throughout the entire relationship life-cycle (including Planning/Risk Assessment, Pre-Contract Due Diligence, Contract Review & Approval, and Ongoing Risk Monitoring), as well as participate in monitoring, analysis and reporting on other risk areas that impact GreatAmerica. The Third Party Risk Analyst works under minimal supervision to facilitate and lead the onboarding and monitoring of all of GreatAmerica’s third-party relationships in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and applicable GreatAmerica Policy

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for performing third-party risk assessments for all new potential supplier engagements in accordance with GreatAmerica’s established standards.

  • Collaborates with GreatAmerica supplier relationship owners to request required due diligence documentation for all new supplier engagements and for ongoing due diligence for all existing suppliers in accordance with GreatAmerica Policy.

  • Assesses and documents the sufficiency of due diligence documentation received from suppliers, including engaging with subject matter experts where appropriate.

  • Providing guidance to supplier relationship owners with respect to GreatAmerica’s standards and their application to specific supplier engagements, including recommendations with respect to potential risk mitigates/remediation plans.

  • Engages with supplier relationship owners in developing corrective action plans for supplier performance, financial or business process deficiencies.

  • Ensures the timely update and maintenance of all supplier information and documentation.

  • Act as an operations resource in the development of process improvements, with a particular focus on helping to identify areas where changes can reduce the potential for errors and mitigate risks.

  • Provide periodic training to team members with respect to GreatAmerica’s third-party supplier approval and monitoring processes.

  • Provide additional monitoring, analysis and reporting on other risk areas that impact GreatAmerica in coordinating with other members of the Vendor Risk Management team.


For all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

For this position: Detail Oriented, Accuracy, Research and Analytical Skills, Oral and Written Communication, Decision Making, Business Acumen, Time Management, Ability to Multitask and Prioritize, Resource Management

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experiences

Experience: 3+ years of experience in vendor management, contract management, risk management, audit and/or compliance.

Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Vendor Risk Management software

Other Requirements: Candidate must possess strong analytical skills, an ability to work independently, inquisitiveness about different aspects of GreatAmerica’s businesses, desire to help others, and interpersonal skills that allow the candidate to work collaboratively with both internal and external customers.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process at Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment.

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