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Director, Enterprise Risk Managementat CDW Careers

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Sep 27, 2022
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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A culture of diverse perspectives. Coworkers who collaborate to go above and beyond. Motivated individuals who lead by example. This is what CDW is about. Our legacy of innovative thinking and vision for customer-centric technology position us for continued success in our industry—and for you in your career.

As part of our consultative ERM team, you will collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to institutionalize a proactive, risk-management approach across CDW, reinforcing clear risk ownership and measuring to ensure alignment with risk tolerance.

Tap your analytical skills and attention to detail in this impactful role at CDW. 

Lead day-to-day development, implementation, and monitoring of enterprise risk management across CDW and contribute to the strategy of ERM with oversight and direction from the vice president of Enterprise Risk Management.


What you will do: 

Provide leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company’s enterprise risks. 

  • Develop and maintain an enterprise risk-management knowledge base/playbook including risk framework and definitions, ERM processes and procedures, risk-management best practices, and ERM reference materials, tools, and techniques.
  • Contribute to the continuous evolution of the ERM program, including driving consistency in measurement and methodology across risk-management tools, and build-out reporting with key stakeholders.
  • Champion risk culture by establishing and cultivating risk partnerships with the first line of defense and educating/training broader first and second-line teams, while infusing risk-management culture into the organization.
  • Partner with regional risk, business, and functional teams to identify emerging and business-as-usual risks, conduct deep dives, propose best-practice mitigating factors, and monitor ongoing threats as well as the effectiveness of mitigating factors.
  • Define risk metrics and KRIs that align with the CDW risk appetite.
  • Consistently monitor the external environment and marketplace for events that can have an impact on risk profile.

What we expect of you: 

  • Bring your passion about enterprise risk management and background in finance to CDW.
  • At least 10 years of experience in management, strategic initiatives, and consulting, preferably in a technology-related industry.
  • Graduate/advanced degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Familiarity with common ERM frameworks, such as COSO Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework and ISO 31000.
  • Experience leading complex, cross-functional projects.
  • Proven capacity to be a change agent with the ability to effectively and respectfully influence the actions and opinions of others at all levels of an organization, including executive management.
  • Management consulting or Big Four experience and strong knowledge of internal controls and audit preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with management, peers, and coworkers.

What you can expect from us: 
Diverse, award-winning culture and work/life benefits.

  • An inclusive culture that empowers you to bring your best true self and your best ideas. We know diverse perspectives lead to better problem solving and better solutions for our customers. 
  • A learning environment that empowers you to develop your career with comprehensive resources and support, ongoing education and skills-development training, and robust advancement opportunities.
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage; coworker stock purchase program; paid vacation time and sick days; tuition reimbursement; coworker discounts; and other generous perks.

Who we are:
We make technology work so people can do great things.
CDW is a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We help customers navigate and be successful in an everchanging world by providing them the technology advice and solutions they need—when, where, and how they need them.  

CDW is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

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CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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