National Grid Director, Global Governance, Compliance & Planning in Waltham, Massachusetts

*About the position:*

National Grid islooking for a seasoned Director of Governance, Compliance & Planning services to develop and execute a consistent and high quality and growth service delivery/portfolio model for our Digital Risk & Security governance, compliance, program management office (PMO) and financial planning activities.The role will ensure related activities directly support the long-range DR&S Cybersecurity Strategy.This strategic plan is the basis of securing the support of business leaders within National Grid, and also be the basis for sanctioning resources required to deliver the plan both internally and through external engagement and the rate case submissions.

This role is a US-based, global role that reports directly to the Global CISO.The Director of Governance, Compliance & Planning is directly responsible for providing assurance that our department activities support business objectives; are consistent with regulatory and industry standards and best practices; adhere to enterprise policies and internal controls; and assign responsibility all in an effort to manage enterprise risk. The role will provide leadership and direction for the global DR&S Governance, Compliance, PMO and Financial Planning teams and individuals involved in delivering service to our internal and external stakeholders.This person will be required to lead DR&S Directors and Managers in the development of coherent governance and compliance models which set out and support the delivery of their functions.

The role will manage the group within DR&S and is responsible for assessing people, processes, tools and technology to help manage the risk posture of the company and facilitate key services which ensure our leadership is making informed risk based decisions. This includes leading a team of global professionals and will be responsible for working with stakeholders globally to oversee the day to day tactical functioning of the processes and people that are dedicated to the organizations. This function

The role is a highly visible position, where the candidate must have a deep and varied expertise of Cyber Security along with the interpersonal skills to engage within National Grid, government, partner organizations, and security agencies. This person must have a broad expertise in security risk management, project delivery, change management, and strategic planning.

*Job responsibilities including but not limited to: *



  • Acting as the primary point of engagement for demand planning and demand management conversations with assigned business partners around their needs for governance, compliance and financial/resource planning related services

  • Responsible for organizing, planning and managing (including status) projects and ensuring all related Governance Compliance and Planning activities are executed with quality and within schedule

  • Governance:__

  • Lead the global governance team to develop high-quality and consistent measures of success for all DR&S service functions

  • Manage and monitor performance including KPIs, escalating issues and risks, and collecting and consolidating governance data.

  • Design and implement performance management dashboards, reports, tools and methods

  • Lead the team in the development and enduring delivery of National Grid’s Performance Excellence (PEX) hubs for all DR&S departments.

  • Compliance:__

  • Lead the compliance team in compliance assessment planning, including regulatory filings and reporting requirements, to ensure alignment with business needs (i.e. SOX, PCI, Data Privacy, NERC CIP, etc.)

  • Grow and develop the team’s vendor assurance program globally to ensure compliance with National Grid and regulatory policies

  • Planning:

  • Lead the DR&S Finance team to plan, maintain and report the budgets for each team within DR&S

  • Lead the Program Management Office (PMO) team to align resources for all programs/projects that DR&S either supports or initiates

  • Institute and ensure program/project governance to create culture of accountability and visibility for stakeholders and leadership

  • Acting as liaison between information technology, information security, business lines, and corporate audit.

  • Working directly with senior leaders to ensure the consistent and mature delivery of Governance, Compliance and Planning services

  • Ensuring that Governance, Compliance & Planning project plans are executed accordingly and resourced appropriately

  • Full management responsibilities including hiring, coaching, performance reviews and terminating

  • Day to day management of teammates including setting priorities and monitoring progress of the team relative to established objectives and priorities

  • Leading and mentoring Governance, Compliance & Planning managers and staff to ensure professional growth and technical proficiency

  • Strong partnership and program integration with the DR&S Global Risk Director and other DR&S global function leads. The role further requires internal enterprise partnerships with the Enterprise Risk Management, Legal Counsel, Global IS, Corporate Audit, Procurement, and business line senior leadership.

*Qualifications & Experience:*

  • 12 years, with 4 years in senior management, of Cybersecurity or similar sector experience.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

  • Experience managing teams of specialists and peers in a flexible and fast paced environment.

  • Equally comfortable working with executive level internal and customer teams (CEO, CIO, CISO, VP, Director) developing and implementing GRC strategies and solutions.

  • Proven experience working with customers/stakeholders with strategic, operational, and technical issues.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong presentation development and writing skills (e.g., proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word)

  • Highly motivated to achieve targeted goals and objectives

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in related field.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (30% of the time)

  • Experience working at the Director or Sr. Manager level leading engagements from capture, execution, completion, and follow-on upselling.

  • Proven experience developing and leading governance frameworks for large, multi-national environments, including KPIs, escalating issues and risks, and collecting and consolidating governance data.

  • Experience developing and maintaining a compliance assessment program

  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple IT security and privacy frameworks and regulations (such as NERC/FERC, HIPAA/HITECH/HITRUST, EU GDPR, Privacy Shields, SOC Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, FedRAMP, ISO 27001, COBIT, Payment Card Industry (PCI), DHS/DOE/DOD, CEII, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience implementing compliance management frameworks and supporting clients to address IT risk and compliance management objectives.

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering business requirements to time and budget constraints.

  • Proven people management skills, with a track record of leading a team, managing performance and creating development plans.

  • Appreciation of wider information security related principles, such as those gained in industry or consultancy experience. Including working knowledge of Security Architecture frameworks (SABSA, ITIL etc.) and accepted Maturity Models.

/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other factor protected from discrimination under municipal, state, or federal law. We encourage all interested, qualified persons to join the National Grid team./

Job: *IS DIgital Security & Risk

Organization: *IS Digital Security & Risk

Title: Director, Global Governance, Compliance & Planning

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20172489