Dec 01, 2021

Third Party Vendor Management Specialist

  • Canva
  • Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  
About UsAt Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.
About Team SpendTeam Spend is Canva’s Source to Pay team which is composed of Sourcing & Procurement and Shared Services - Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Expense & Travel. Team Spend came together to upgrade Canva’s spending experience for both internal and external stakeholders. Our Mission is to empower Canvanauts to focus on their impact by providing the most Efficient and Frictionless Spend Experience. 

The Third Party Vendor Management Specialist role is responsible for driving and supporting supply risk management and compliance uplift at Canva. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy, design, implement and manage vendor governance framework and supplier review processes
  • Be part of the team,  ensure Canva's needs for due diligence, risk assessment and continuing vendor monitoring are being accomplished.
  • Collaborate, support Sourcing Leads to assess and manage vendor risk & performance
  • Build and lead, develop and manage processes, methods & policies around various aspects of software/vendor risk as it relates to product roadmaps as well as evolving regulatory standards (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
  • Business process improvements, track supplier performance, service levels, metrics, and performance incentive pool
  • Solution orientated, monitor contractual agreements & provide visibility of the pipeline
  • Customer centric, be the point of contact and product owner for Privacy, Security & Governance Platform
  • Communication, work with cross-functional teams (Legal, Security, Privacy) to effectively manage risks, resolve supplier performance and governance issues

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience in a technology service delivery or vendor management role and a relevant Uni degree
  • Knowledge of Privacy, Security, Governance, Procurement applications and systems, and reporting tools
  • Knowledge of standards and frameworks for vendor risks (e.g. GDPR, CCPA etc.)
  • Drive change and make complex things simple by leading system/process change-related activities such as requirements gathering, solution validation, acceptance testing, and user support
  • Able to think strategically (beyond just the here and now), Canva is growing and we need you to help us navigate our way through different complexities as we continue to scale
  • You think and act as We, not Me. We’re all in this together. You love nothing more than to collaborate and build trusted relationships with your team, ensuring everyone is empowered to do the best work of their life, and having the best time doing it
  • Right brain, left brain. Your head is in the clouds while your feet are on the ground. You are solutions orientated but focus on strategic excellence, flipping between big picture thinking and what needs to be done now without jeopardizing the quality of either
  • Able to work under pressure whilst keeping a calm demeanour, you can juggle  multiple tasks, people and systems of varying complexities and deadlines
  • Comfortable with chaos. You have a passion for efficiency, process improvements, and map out a path to clarity and execution. You can work out ways to achieve the impossible and ride through change like a boss
Being a Force for good. One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.
We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.