Job Description

Third-Party Risk Management Architect

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

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Through unmatched industry experience, leading technologies from our ecosystem partners and startups, and the largest delivery network in the world, we provide a powerful range of capabilities that can be tailored to our client’s most complex business needs. With over 100 innovation hubs deployed around the world, we help clients continuously innovate at speed and at scale so they can outpace their peers. You will bring innovation, intelligence and industry experience together with the newest technologies to help clients innovate at scale and transform their businesses.

Technology is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Song and Operations.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develop a Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) complete framework and ensure that including all required foundations such as operations, procedures, processes are

  • Ensure that all third parties including consultants, vendors, suppliers, processors, sub-processors are included.

  • Define Third-Party risks involving risks resulting from data processing, political risks, undesired events, contract risks, non-compliance legal and regulatory risks and information system failure, etc.

  • Collect, document and maintain Third-Party information required for efficiently managing risks throughout all phases of the lifecycle. This information includes the following:

    • Inventory and Vendor profiling: Prepare inventory of third parties involved and understand existing Third-Party relationships; inherent risk stratifications criteria; Third-Parties' classification & assessment. Ensure that Third parties are profiled using a risk-based approach and that requirements are defined depending on the profile.

    • Due Diligence: addressing effectiveness of TPRM policies, processes.

    • Contracting: addressing contractual requirements for security requirements

    • Vendor On-boarding: addressing third party relationships, secure method for data sharing and network connectivity and incident escalation process from a perspective of notifications and coordination as per control frameworks (aligned to laws and regulations such as NCA’s), risk remediation plans, and industry leading practices

    • Monitoring: addressing scheduled ongoing monitoring of third parties as well as integration of the continuous monitoring from the Cybersecurity Intelligence and Defense Department when relevant.

    • Termination: addressing termination policies and procedures and contingency plan

  • Conduct Third Party Risk Assessments across the organization

  • Support the automation of the TPRM program through the GRC tool (RSA Archer) including framework, processes, workflows and integration with other components. Automation shall be made through GRC and Ticketing System.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Consulting, stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills

  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Flexibility to travel

  • Fluent in Arabic and English language

  • Ten plus years in Risk Management especially Third Party Risk Management

  • Very good knowledge of Risk Management and Third-Party Risk Management frameworks from ISO, NIST and ISF

  • Risk Management related Certification are preferred

Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live 

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