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Risk amp Compliance Analyst II

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W.W. Grainger, Inc

Lake Forest, IL

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This position drives compliance of global business units with Grainger’s Global Risk Management and Compliance activities in alignment with Grainger’s IT Risk Management and Compliance Program. Team member will assess processes to identify gaps in business processes and controls, and assist in the design and documentation of processes to address the gaps in order to drive compliance in alignment with the risk management framework. Additional responsibilities include design, implementation and facilitation of Risk Metrics and Measures and the Security Awareness programs

Works with business teams across the global Grainger organization in executing the ES Compliance and Risk Management program framework, extending the processes as necessary to help global business partners identify information risk and manage mitigation to an acceptable level

Provides inputs to global risk management processes in developing controls needed for the mitigation of risk for business processes which are not compliant with information security and risk frameworks

Lead other team members within the Risk and Compliance organization in assessing risk, developing appropriate controls and advising on the creation of action plans to address gaps.

Collaboratively works to influence and socialize ES strategies, standards, policies, procedures, communications and governance.

Provides guidance with respect to needed changes to established IT Security policies based on day-to-day interactions with Grainger businesses.

Serves as subject matter expert in providing advice to global business units regarding actions necessary to ensure compliance with applicable frameworks including, but not limited to, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and specific ISO, BS or other standards as required.

Takes actions as directed to ensure business awareness of Data Privacy guidance and appropriate engagement of Data Privacy office, as needed.

Provides advice to global business units on specific requirements to align business requirements with relevant global security frameworks, standards, policies, and procedures.Proactively provides relevant inputs to the global risk framework based on the latest government and industry information regarding new threats and vulnerabilities and communicates relevant information to the appropriate teams, soliciting action plans if


Coordinates deployment and measurement of security awareness efforts across Grainger  global business units

Works closely with global business, contract and legal teams to assess proposed terms and conditions to align with the appropriate risk profile and provide feedback as to any changes needed.

Monitors and manages ES risk register to ensure that all business risks are accurately represented and actively managed.

Aligns individual goals to Risk and Compliance team goals with S.M.A.R.T.  objectives

Recognizes opportunities to balance risk and creativity in quickly responding to business opportunities

Current CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor) and / or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and / or CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) certifications helpful, but not required

Awareness of auditing standards and frameworks (e.g. COBIT, ISO 27001), industry guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and PCI DSS) and privacy concepts (EU Data Privacy Directive, HIPAA) helpful, but not required

Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment with individuals at appropriate levels of the Company

Understanding of continuous improvement concepts and ability to effectively incorporate those skills into day-to-day work

Effective negotiation skills

Good verbal and written communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills

“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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W.W. Grainger, Inc
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Company Profile
Grainger’s mission is to help professionals keep their operations running and their people safe while providing an environment where hard-working and talented team members thrive. Every day our 23,700 team members get it done for our customers, suppliers and communities. Their global spirit of service fuels the company’s commitment to making a positive difference everywhere we operate

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