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Sr Analyst, Enterprise Risk Management

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.



Primary Function

Responsible for supporting the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's enterprise risk program including operational and strategic risks. Supports the development of Enterprise Risk Management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks. Assists in the creation and evolution of the enterprise risk management framework.



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the Enterprise Risk Management program for the company
  • Support efforts to research, analyze, quantify, and communicate enterprise-level risks to senior leadership and the BOD
  • Perform deep dive analyses of Key Risks, including developing an in-depth understanding of risks, coordinating modeling and analysis around Key Risks and obtaining necessary information and data from stakeholders.
  • Design and develop risk summaries, dashboards, scorecards, and reports using appropriate metrics (e.g., risk appetite, key performance indicators, current state risk management activities, opportunities,) to support the evaluation of enterprise risk.
  • Work with departments to identify KPIs and develop standard reporting of data needed for risk management.
  • Track emerging risks and events, and designing, developing and leading enterprise risk assessments/surveys.
  • Analyze results of risk assessments/surveys and prepare summary spreadsheets and reports for department and leadership review.
  • Advise and collaborate on the creation, enhancement and maintenance of ERM program methodologies, policies and procedures.
  • Support the training and educating of the organization on Internal Controls
  • Prepare memos and presentations for Senior Leadership and the Board
  • Assist with managing Internal Audits Quality Assurance and Issue Repository
  • All other duties as assigned



Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a business-related field required
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA or other relevant certification) preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred

Successful Attributes:

  • Accessing/analyzing data
  • Creating/managing risk tracking models/spreadsheets
  • Able to act in a consultative manner as a trusted advisor, as well as provide effective challenge
  • Demonstrated record of creativity, independent thinking, and willingness to develop and drive new ideas
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations that may require limited information/ambiguity
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Team-oriented and be able to collaborate effectively in department and cross-departmental efforts
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Determine appropriate goals for an enterprise; goal oriented; sees the big picture; maintains a global perspective.
  • Able to build business relationships, strategic alliances, and partnerships as well as being able to secure mutual benefit from such arrangements.
  • Ability to influence others’ behavior toward the enterprise’s goals; having a high emotional intelligence; can build trust while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Motivator: Ability to inspire others to pursue the enterprises objectives.
  • Ability to listen and to manage conflicts and achieve compromise while meeting meaningful goals and respecting other parties’ perspectives.


Work Environment

  • Ability to travel an estimated 5 to 10% per year
  • Reports to Sr. Manager, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Stakeholders include divisional and corporate management, other managers, directors, vice presidents.




Influences processes at both the business unit and enterprise level and supports risk management deliverables. Responsible for partnering with the enterprise and business units to assess, quantify, aggregate, and mitigate exposures through the identification of key and emerging risks and evaluates alignment with risk strategy and appetite. Supports monitoring the risk and control environment and consults on risk mitigation plans to ensure that exposures are kept at acceptable levels. Works with cross-functional teams to achieve objectives across multiple business units or Centers of Excellence.



Working Relationships

  • Internal - Senior auditors, Staff auditors , Sr. Manager ERM, Audit Director and Audit VP., Business partners, process owners, executive stakeholders




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, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

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