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We're strong and growing.  In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.
We invest in our people.  We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.
We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.
At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust.  That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.


As GRC Specialist, you will: maintain a foundation for enabling management of systems and data risks; take responsibility for evaluation, creation and publication of information protection policies, standards, processes, and controls; implement and consult on information protection controls; monitor, measure and report on effectiveness and efficiency of information protection processes; assess information risks and noncompliance issues to aid in making appropriate decisions. You will hold yourself to a high standard, proactively working to attain/enhance pertinent industry knowledge. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for executing processes and monitoring, measuring and reporting on the effectiveness and efficiency of controls in order to comply with information protection policies and standards.       

  • Accountable for consulting and advising on the need for information protection controls in order to comply with information protection policies and standards. 

  • Accountable for evaluation, creation and publication of information protection policies, standards, processes, and controls in order to establish a foundation for appropriately managing systems and data risks.     

  • Accountable for assessing information risks in order to aid in making appropriate decisions. 

  • Accountable for managing noncompliance issues in order to make appropriate decisions.              


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in MIS, Business or related field; or related work experience beyond the minimum required.

  • 3 years of experience in information systems or systems audit with a demonstrated knowledge in information security, technologies and processes.

  • Ability to assess and implement IT general controls desired.

  • Demonstrated flexibility to adjust to changing business needs by effectively managing and prioritizing concurrent assignments.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify and resolve critical issues through effective problem-solving skills. 

  • Strong ability to develop and leverage relationships.

  • Ability to effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external partners.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to deliver informative, well-organized documentation and ability to effectively communicate in difficult and/or sensitive situations.

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Please note that this is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.