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Information Security Risk Governance Specialist

Plano, Texas

United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 162304BR

Job Description

Information Security Risk Governance Specialist

Do you enjoy driving and improving information security risk management processes and practices? The Risk Governance Specialist leads the risk management efforts for the global Information Security organization at PepsiCo. You will provide guidance and governance of the organization’s information security risk framework. You are responsible for executive level reporting for various global audiences. If you are an effective, goal-oriented risk champion, who has a passion for continuous improvement of the risk management environment, this role is for you!

In this position you are responsible for:

  • Assisting management with defining the organization’s risk appetite, and leading the efforts to implement and enforce it – making it relevant to the business on a day-to-day basis
  • Leading the effort to support the identification, analysis, and governance of information security risks across the organization
  • Understanding information security risks and assessing mitigation strategies to confirm alignment with risk appetite
  • Continuing the advancement of the risk management efforts, including the framework and associated processes
  • Building trust and effectively facilitating risk identification/analysis discussions
  • Collaborating with various partners across the organization to gather relevant threat intelligence, effectively analyze, and communicate the state of the threat landscape, to include emerging threats
  • Building and facilitating risk assessment exercises
  • Researching and interpreting industry insights and best practices, along with interpreting impact of requirements from governing authorities
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with individuals and groups involved in managing information security risks across the organization to continue the advancement of the information security risk framework, processes, and technology
  • Breaking down work into manageable parts, effectively assessing the priority and time required to complete each part
  • Effectively translating technical language into business terms
  • Handling challenging situations with your customers, team members, and management
  • Excellent communications, both orally and in writing
  • Designing and presenting executive level reporting
  • Ability to tell a story, at the appropriate level, with the appropriate depth and breadth – both verbally and visually
  • Ability to be agile and work with ambiguity
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously
  • Ambitious and motivated individual


Key Skills/Experience Required:

  • 6+ years of professional experience in a risk related role
  • 5+ years of IT and/or cyber experience
  • Experience with regulatory compliance, including information security management frameworks (e.g., NIST CSF, ISO2700x, SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, SOX, COBIT) preferred
  • Demonstrable experience actively governing risks and threats globally
  • Demonstrable experience conducting risk assessments
  • Strong presentation skills, both creating and presenting
  • Strong knowledge of the Information Security domain preferred
  • Advanced experience with productivity software such as Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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