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Director, WBA Technology Risk & Compliance at Walgreens (Chicago, IL)

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Job Summary:
The Director, IT Governance & Risk will be responsible for managing all aspects of governance and risk to the IT organization including risk assessments and policy management. This position will work closely with senior IT leaders and other partners to drive initiatives across the global organization.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Leads the global IT governance and risk management strategy.
  • Plans and supervises execution of periodic risk assessments to assess risks to IT systems and processes including cyber risk assessments.
  • Oversees and manages WBA's IT policy program.
  • Leads cyber-insurance renewal efforts for the global organization
  • Monitors risks for key transformation projects.
  • Owns and supervises the third-party response process
  • Directs the ongoing updates and maintenance of WBA IT policies and relevant frameworks to ensure protection of IT systems as per best practices and to meet legal, regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Leads assessments for verifying policy compliance
  • Manages the policy exception and risk escalation process
  • Sits on strategic steering committees to support key initiatives
  • Collaborates with senior IT executives to drive completion of risk and governance processes
  • Supports IT compliance efforts
  • Acts as a liaison for the Internal Audit team
  • Implements policies and defines approach to strategy achievement by creating execution plans from the overall strategy. Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions.
  • Manages budgets, operational plans and performance requirements. Responsible for meeting budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Leads and mentors the global IT Risk & Policy team. Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within and outside of the organization. Shares highly complex information and interacts with senior management to keep abreast of objectives.
  • Builds and enhances key internal and external contacts.
About Walgreens and WBA
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA's purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation's medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, MIS or Computer Science and at least 8 years of experience in IT, IT Audit, IT Compliance, and/or Information Security OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of experience in IT, IT Audit, IT Compliance, and/or Information Security
  • Experience applying IT and audit principles and ISACA or IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing or relevant IT compliance program experience.
  • Experience developing and managing IT security, IT risk, and/or IT compliance programs and teams
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Experience presenting to and coordinating senior level meetings, including preparation of agendas, documenting meeting minutes, sending out documents to attendees.
  • Experience working with PCI, SOX, HITRUST and/or HIPAA
  • At least 5 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.
  • At least 5 years of experience contributing to financial business decisions in the workplace.
  • Willing to travel at least 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Audit or Compliance experience in the Retail, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare or distribution industry
  • Experience working in cloud-based environments (Azure preferred) and/or experience with Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives
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What are Walgreens Perks + Benefits

Walgreens Benefits Overview

Our Chicago office amenities include an on-site gym, Walgreens store, rooftop lounge, stylized art-deco design, waterfront location, sport court and close to restaurants and public transportation.

Volunteer in local community
Walgreens is proud to be a Corporate Social Responsibility leader, setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day, and our IT and digital teams are no exception.
Partners with Nonprofits
Money raised through Red Nose Day supports programs that keep children safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/it-culture
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Every day, in a multitude of ways, the foundational principles of integrity, respect and fair dealing embraced by our founder Charles R. Walgreen inspire us.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our DiverseIT group is dedicated to increasing diversity within the tech organization.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Walgreens employees can contribute up to $500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 6 weeks at 100% base pay, 6 weeks at 50% base pay. 50% benefit may be supplemented by PTO, frozen sick, or frozen vacation.
Dental Benefits
For dental coverage, you may choose from four plan levels ranging from a basic-only option to those with orthodontia and other major service coverage.
Vision Benefits
There are three levels of benefits for vision coverage ranging from an exam-only discount option to an enhanced PPO with both in and out-of-network benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
You have access to competitive coverage options through the Benefits Support Center, which is the Walgreens private corporate exchange.
Life Insurance
Benefit-eligible team members are eligible for company-paid term life insurance at a benefit equal to: • 1.5 times annual base salary and $25,000 for all other hourly-paid team members
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Walgreens team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams like the JP Morgan Chase Run.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Walgreens provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan called the Walgreen Profit Sharing Plan. After completing one year, we match 4% of contributions $1 for $1.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
After 90 days of service and an average of 20 hours worked per week, you are eligible to purchase WBA stock at a 10% discount off market value.
Performance Bonus
You are eligible for a corporate bonus subject to approval by the Board of Directors (unless you are covered under another bonus program).
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home. Work remotely 2 days per week and/or work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The Transportation Benefit Plan allows you to save money by paying for your transportation and parking needs with before-tax dollars and payroll deductions.
Game Room
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Walgreens University provides hands on and remote learning opportunities to enhance your business skills.
Lunch and learns
Renewal host weekly Lunch and Learns on topics selected by our team.
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Walgreens offers a wide variety of benefits to eligible team members designed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being while helping you balance work and life. To learn more visit https://jobs.walgreens.com/benefits.

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