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Director, IRM Assurance Control Testing and Execution

Manulife Insurance Malaysia

This is a Contract position in North Bay, ON posted January 24, 2023.

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders?

You’ve come to the right place.

We’re looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world.

If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we’d like to hear from you.

Working Arrangement Hybrid Job Description The Director, Information Risk Management (IRM) Assurance Center of Excellence (COE) Execution is a broadly scoped and highly leveraged role, requiring strategic and risk assurance mindset combined with strong collaboration, organization, and execution skills.

The incumbent is responsible for executing and providing an objective assessment, on behalf of the 2nd line of defense, of the risk management activities conducted by the 1st line in their duties related to the ownership of respective end to end processes, for the purpose of providing management and audit services confidence that risk is properly managed by the business.

Assurance assessment will be conducted using a sample-based approach to test the 1st line control design and operating effectiveness, as well as the soundness of processes and methodologies.

This position will directly manage 2-5 team members at the maturity state.

Key Responsibilities: Lead and execute on the 2nd line information risk assurance and control testing annual plan.

Scope the assurance and control testing activity and provide day to day direction to the team members.

Perform the assurance activities in a set of capabilities listed below: Business continuity planning, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management Technology risk management consisting of 3rd party, information classification handling and secure destruction, IT asset inventory and IT incident Information security management consisting of vulnerability management, network security, application security, cyber incident, mobile device security, operations security, VoIP communication, customer system authentication, logging and monitoring, cryptographic safeguard, identify and access management, application penetration testing and KRI/KPI validation Ensure that all assurance procedures executed are conducted in accordance with GIRM Methodologies.

Support the Assurance COE annual planning process.

Provide deep technical expertise to the assurance and control testing team to ensure the quality of observations and findings.

Document the objective assessment and publish the assurance report.

Socialize the assurance report with relevant stockholders.

Update Archer with Assurance observations and findings.

Lead and manage a team of assurance executors and problem solvers, responsible for delivering assurance milestones with quality and on time as per established plans, guidelines, and standards.

Understand Information Technology control environment to conduct the assurance for risk assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and operating practices.

Support multiple simultaneous assurance projects to ensure time and quality objectives are met.

Timely escalate potential budget over-runs and resourcing concerns to Engagement Lead.

Review assurance quality of the technology and information risk controls.

Participate in short-term planning and enabling long-term strategies that will mature information risk management ensuring the practices keep pace with both internal drivers (company strategy and goals) and external drivers (technology, regulations, threats, and vulnerabilities).

Advocate for a strong information risk culture.

Stay abreast with evolving information and technology risks, new regulations, laws and requirements for information risk, information security, cybersecurity, information protection and privacy across jurisdictions and overseeing company compliance with as required.

Maintain and foster enduring relationships with internal customers and peers, Job Requirements (Experience/Knowledge/Skills): Minimum 10 years of hand on experience Information Security and/or technology risk within a large enterprise Demonstrated experience in Control testing and/or Assurance.

University degree (Computer Science or related discipline preferred) Previous risk advisory consulting experience is preferred Sound knowledge of best practices of various aspects of information risk management and prior experience as a leader in Information Risk 2nd line or 3rd line of defense experience Sound business writing skills.

Strong competencies in collaboration, problem solving and influencing key risk decisions People management previous experience.

Knowledge of the regulatory environments in the U.S.

and Canada Recognized professional designations in Information Security, Audit and Business Continuity (e.g.

CISSP, CISA, CRISC) Competencies: Strong communication, consulting, and influencing skills Problem solving, analytical, innovative and strategic thinker Strong stakeholder management and alignment skills Strong presentation and facilitation skills to all levels and audiences Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships Strong team player (collaborative) Strong time management and organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities LI-hybri Every career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward.

Ready to make an impact somewhere?

What are you waiting for?

Apply today.

About John Hancock and Manulife John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better.

We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe.

We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK.

Manulife can be found at .

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance , annuities , investments , 401(k) plans , and education savings plans .

Additional information about John Hancock may be found at .

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Manulife /John Hancock , we embrace our diversity.

We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals.

We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour , ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.

A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process .

All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies .

To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact .