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What's the Role?

As Risk Management Consultant, you establish and optimize risks and controls, accountable for consulting and advising on large, complex and, often, ambiguous issues related to information security. As subject matter expert for the information risk management program, you will: create information protection policies/standards; design/evaluate processes/controls to enable compliance with information protection policies; evaluate and approve deviations to information protection policies; promote information protection awareness through training activities; evaluate and make decisions on noncompliance issues; lead, coach, and mentor NML staff on the information risk management program, including specific processes intended to ensure consistency and quality. Further, you will develop action plans to support departmental and corporate strategy. Above all, you demand excellence of yourself; you handle tasks with the highest possible degree of accuracy and discretion.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for designing and evaluating processes and controls in order to comply to information protection policies and standards.
  • Accountable for consulting and advising on large, complex and ambiguous efforts on the appropriate information protection controls in order to comply with information protection policies and standards.
  • Accountable for providing subject matter expertise for the information risk management program which may include: creation of information protection policies and standards, information protection awareness and training program, evaluating noncompliance issues and appropriate investment decisions.
  • Accountable for assessing, evaluating and approving deviations to information protection policies and standards in order to balance risk and controls.
  • Accountable for leading, coaching, and mentoring other staff members on aspects of the information risk management program and specific processes in order to ensure consistency, quality and productivity of deliverables.
  • Accountable for investigating complex and ambiguous information security incidents in order to minimize impact to the enterprise.
  • Accountable for developing action plans in order to support departmental and corporate strategy.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in MIS, Business or related field; or related work experience beyond the minimum required
  • Five or more years of experience in information systems or systems audit with a demonstrated knowledge in technologies and processes
  • Proven ability to design and implement IT general controls
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor other staff members
  • Strong ability to independently identify and resolve critical and complex issues through effective problem-solving skills
  • Strong ability to maintain and strengthen relationships; ability to effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external partners
  • Proven organizational savvy with demonstrated tact and diplomacy
  • Proven ability in dealing with ambiguity

Our Benefits!

  • Collaborative team first environment
  • Tons of room for career growth.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • We provide tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation

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W e 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.

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