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Global Risk Strategy & Reporting Sr Lead

A mutually rewarding experience.


Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.


Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.


About Mars, Incorporated 


Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Job Purpose:


The Global Risk Strategy & Reporting Senior Lead will be part of the Information Risk and Governance team which will be responsible for evaluating and understanding the risks to information assets. This role will also primarily be responsible for driving the information risk strategy globally with the goal of reducing information risk to Mars assets. This role will assume the responsibilities of maintaining the global risk register system as well as all processes related to the risk lifecycle.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain an information risk management program based on multiple streams of incoming data such as submitted risk forms, security and architecture assessments, incidents, exception requests and threat intelligence.
  • Global point of contact for Information Risk Management for Mars.
  • Administrator of Service Now risk module.
  • Advocate of risk management processes and framework by driving participation in information risk management processes to create a more risk-aware culture at Mars.
  • Responsible for designing and creating information risk corporate policies, working with the appropriate teams to align these policies with legal, P&O, and other functions as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain risk metrics for corporate/executive level risk reporting and analyses.
  • Lead the MIS Risk Solution Group and Governance Group meetings.
  • Partner with Awareness team to build “risk management awareness” materials for key stakeholders enrollment in risk based decision-making.
  • Create and lead a cyber value at risk (VAR) approach to determine the financial impact of potential information security breaches/data loss/system impacts for Mars.
  • Collaborate with other Mars risk teams on best practices and standards in the field of risk management expertise


Context and Scope:


  • Have strong analytical skills and deep security subject matter expertise across platforms.
  • Exercise critical thinking in identifying external trends in information security threats and correlating to internal activity.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across several teams within the organization to get security embedded into our solutions for the business.
  • Possess deep security expertise to be credible to organization when making recommendations and driving change.
  • Experience with vulnerability management, data privacy, and data protection.
  • Must be comfortable around senior management and be able to navigate the organization.


Job Specifications/Qualifications:


Education & Professional Qualification:


  • University degree (engineering/IT/computer science) or equivalent work experience



  • Minimum of 7+ years in several security functional areas
  • Information risk governance and associated experience
  • Experience using risk based/cyber security frameworks, such as NIST
  • Experience building and managing relationships with senior level stakeholders


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% travel, with multiple opportunities to travel globally



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Full time
Chicago, IL 60290, US