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Risk and Compliance Analyst

Date: Feb 8, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:  


  • Works with business teams across the global organization to execute the Information Security, Governance, Risk & Compliance strategy, extending processes as necessary to help business partners identify information security risks and manage risks to an acceptable level
  • Collaboratively works to influence and socialize Information Security controls, standards, policies, procedures, and communications.
  • Advises process owners globally on Information Security controls needed for the mitigation of risks in accordance with the Information Security Process, Risk & Controls framework, and in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Track compliance to regulatory and industry standards, including NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS),  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) ITGCs.
  • Creates comprehensive and various levels of Information Security metrics and reporting for leadership.
  • Provides guidance with respect to needed changes to established Information Security policies based on day-to-day interactions with Grainger businesses.
  • Proactively provides relevant inputs to the global risk framework based on the latest government and industry information regarding new threats and vulnerabilities and communicate relevant information to appropriate teams, soliciting action plans if needed.
  • Coordinates deployment and measurement of Information Security awareness and training efforts across Grainger global business units and subsidiaries.
  • Ensures that adequate information security contractual protections are included in third party vendor contracts by working with the Indirect Procurement, Data Privacy and the Legal teams.
  • Monitors and manages the Information Security risk register to ensure that all Information Security risks are accurately represented and actively managed.
  • Recognizes opportunities to balance risk and creativity in quickly responding to business opportunities
  • Aligns individual goals to Information Security and Technology team goals with S.M.A.R.T.  objectives


Preferred Education & Experience: 


  • 3+ years of experience in Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Effective analytical, negotiation, facilitation, interpersonal, and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience creating and updating company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Experience working with NIST CSF (or similar) security framework, PCI DSS and HIPAA standards in operational IT environment required
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification, CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)  or CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) certifications helpful, but not required
  • Operational experience in applying risk frameworks to technologies (including cloud, containers) and continuous processes (including DevOps and Agile software deployment) very helpful
  • Working knowledge of compliance tools such as the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) Common Controls Hub (CCH), and Information Risk Management tools helpful, but not required




Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.