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IT Compliance Analyst

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary The primary responsibility of the IT Compliance Analyst is to support Cargill’s Global IT Compliance team in completing compliance, regulatory and information protection projects and deliverables in support of Cargill’s global business and IT information security compliance program. The IT Compliance Analyst position will work across Cargill functions and businesses globally to ensure common controls are correctly interpreted and executed and comply with applicable technical and regulatory requirements. The position will help coordinate and support intake requests for regulatory audits, assessments and compliance activities. The role will work with Enterprise Risk teams to collect, analyze, categorize, and archive evidence in compliance with regulations and policy. In addition, the IT Compliance analyst will evaluate IT project and business requirements and report and recommend effective IT security controls to project leaders and stakeholders. The best-fit candidate has a comprehensive understanding of information security, technology governance risk and controls principles, has a technical background and experience with coordination and management of external compliance audits. The candidate is team focused and works well independently with minimal supervision as part of a globally dispersed team across multiple time zones. He/she will have the ability to deliver results timely, accurately, confidentially, and with appropriate quality for all levels of the corporation Principal Accountabilities 50% - Execution * Support and respond to Compliance Work Intake requests and ensure appropriate, authorized materials are provided for external (regulatory audits and assessments) and internal requests * Analyze and triage incoming compliance requests * Respond and process Work Intake requests from external auditors, assessors, customers, and internal teams and employees to support Regulatory compliance assessments and the Compliance program * Work with Enterprise Risk teams to collect, analyze, categorize, and archive evidence in compliance with regulations and policy for external regulatory assessors * Work with corporate functions for appropriate input and review of information / deliverables provided as part of compliance program * Provide support on various ad hoc requests from other teams in Global TGRC or IT * Help maintain the Work Intake and Deliverables inventory lists * Support relationships across Cargill global functions and business segments to maintain ongoing compliance status * Provide IT information protection risk assessment and data protection guidance to Cargill employees * Support Global TGRC and IT to successfully manage “customer base” of 160,000 Cargill employees to mature behavior in compliance with corporate policies and appropriate regulatory or information protection requirements. * Create educational and guidance materials to communicate and support compliance and protection work * Effectively communicate with all levels of Cargill personnel, senior leadership and medium to large audience * Perform periodic Assessments * Participate in regulatory audits (process and IT) and management reporting * Execute periodic Regulatory Assessments * Initiate and manage the IT or Business control testing efforts, attestations and assessments e.g. to support PCI, Privacy, Cybersecurity or other compliance areas 30% - Governance * Support Cargill’s TGRC / Global IT Compliance program * Maintain forms, templates, processes and procedures related to the Compliance program and ensure program processes comply with regulatory requirements * Map regulatory and compliance requirements to Cargill’s global IT Compliance Framework and Standards, to keep it updated and note potential additions needed for new regulations * Create and update the programs Standard Response library to respond to common global Compliance/Regulatory/Customer requests. Ensure appropriate review of response content and periodic updates occur * Proactively identify improvement opportunities to continuously enhance program maturity * Help mature other teams' and businesses processes as relates to IT Compliance requirements * Monitor Global Compliance program and provide recommendations on controls and cost-effective remediation efforts related to the Global Compliance Program 20% - Strategy and Planning * Coordinate the communication of the compliance program & processes globally with the Platform BU IT managers, TGRC team members and other key Platform and Corporate stakeholders * Contribute to the drafting and maintenance of TGRC regulatory requirements related policies, standards, procedures and guidelines


Required Qualifications: * Tools: Absolutely must display expertise in MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio); critical skillset for numerous deliverables created by team * Bachelor’s Degree in business or information systems or a minimum of 7 years of IT related audit security compliance experience * Experience in coordinating and managing external compliance audits, assessments and transition projects * Strong, proven working knowledge of Risk Management, Information Security, Controls, or IT Audit practices with a consistent ability to create a variety of Compliance deliverables * Proven record of high performance in problem solving, collaborating, planning/priority setting, timely decision making, perseverance, and a drive for results * Ability to obtain deliverables and updates from numerous teams, with competing priorities, in a timely manner and manage roadblocks in a creative, persistent and patient manner * Strong time management skills; effective and efficient use of time to offset Compliance team workload; focus on deliverables, execution and success in managing distractions and low priority work thru proactive strategies and time management skills * Ability to learn quickly, manage through systems and common processes * Exceptional teaming skills encompassing cross-functional teams, peer relationships, informing, and understanding and appreciating differences * Strong interpersonal skills in terms of effective listening, patience, composure, influencing, conflict management and listening for learning & alignment * Effective communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of Cargill personnel, including senior leadership and medium to large audience discussions / presentations * Ability to communicate Security concepts in business terminology to ensure understanding and application of validated regulatory requirements * Flexibility to support global work schedule and coordinate requests for assistance and reviews of deliverables in different time zones and virtually Preferred Qualifications: * Familiarity with NIST, COBIT, ISO, PCI and protecting Personal Information * Experience in setting up Compliance Program in an Organization * Familiarity or experience with information protection, cybersecurity or business regulations or laws * Testing and management experience in regulatory compliance of Payment card Interface (PCI) & IT General Controls * Knowledge, awareness of a variety of business operations (processes) * Prior experience with GRC tools (e.g. Archer, ACL)


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