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Assistant Director - GRC

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023
At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

What's the Role?

As the A.D. of the Governance Risk and Compliance you will be responsible for implementing an issue tracking system to monitor and manage the status and progress of issue resolution, Work with relevant departments and stakeholders to develop action plans for addressing audit issues, Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including auditors, management, and process owners, to ensure understanding and commitment to issue resolution and continuously review and enhance the organization's issue management processes and procedures.

Primary Duties And Responsibilities
  • Accountable for a full range of manager responsibilities including communication, coaching, mentoring and staff development, performance management, salary administration and staffing decisions.
  • Accountable for fostering a relationship with internal and external auditors to ensure expeditious and accurate risk outcomes.
  • Accountable for translating the departmental strategy to information risk management operational objectives including both systems and processes.
  • Accountable for providing information risk management guidance and escalation avenues to achieve enterprise wide business values and goals.
  • Participant in functional management to ensure optimum effectiveness and quality by managing adherence to strategies, goals, budgets, operating policies and procedures as an NM frontline manager.
  • Integrating and designing measurement systems, targets and specific initiatives in support of the various strategies
  • Directing teams and individuals to ensure business outcomes are achieved
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of functions and levels in order to ensure alignment with departmental and enterprise business strategies
  • Accountable for providing guidance and escalation avenues for the business unit based on understanding the business values, goals, work processes and work flows
  • Responsible for counsel to the enterprise on interpreting and integrating information protection policies and standards to support departmental and corporate strategies
Bring your best! What this role needs:
  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in MIS, Business or related field; or a significant amount of directly-related work experience beyond the minimum required for the position.
  • Minimum of ten total year's relevant experience to include a minimum of two or more years of experience in information systems or systems audit plus a minimum of five years experience in planning, organizing and managing the activities of others as direct reports and/or project teams.
  • Proven people management skills to include human relations and interpersonal skills necessary to manage a group of people.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resources operating policies.
  • Proven ability to build effective teams committed to organizational goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to step forward to address difficult issues.
  • Ability to influence others through a combination of active listening, asserting own ideas and persuading others
  • Proven analytical abilities especially in decision making and problem solving
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and the ability to handle ambiguity
  • Proven ability to cultivate relationships and counsel key business partners within all levels of the organization
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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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.

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