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IT Governance Analyst II

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


As an IT GRC Operations Analyst, you will play a vital role in maintaining a strong foundation for managing systems and data risks. You will be responsible for evaluating, creating, and publishing information protection policies and standards and consulting on information protection controls. Your goal will be to work with internal risk partners to ensure accurate documentation of policies and standards. This role requires a proactive approach to continuously enhancing industry knowledge, leveraging a GRC tool for maximum efficiency, and maintaining a high standard of performance.

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

  • Develop your GRC, communications, and networking skills within an industry-leading company.
  • Work with stakeholders in tech, legal, compliance, and privacy space to understand their services, policies, standards, and controls.
  • Evaluate, create, update, and publish IT and security policies and standards in alignment with the latest regulations and authoritative sources.
  • Work with a team to implement a defined Process, Risks, and Controls framework within a GRC tool.
  • Manage noncompliance issues and make appropriate priority decisions.
  • Utilize NM’s many opportunities for mentorship, learning, and building community.


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in MIS, Business, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Three or more years of experience in information systems or systems audit with a strong knowledge of technologies and processes.
  • Ability to assess and implement IT general controls is desired.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in managing and prioritizing concurrent assignments to meet changing business needs.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to independently identify and resolve critical issues.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and the ability to effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external partners.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in facilitating meetings and delivering well-organized documentation. Ability to communicate effectively in difficult and sensitive situations.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is dedicated to ensuring the security and compliance of our information systems. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to contribute to our organization's success and grow your career in IT GRC, we encourage you to apply.

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

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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Concierge service
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Employee resource groups