Strategy and Operations Lead at Northwestern Mutual (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.
  • Responsible for analyzing forecasting and reporting financial results for EIRC operations and the Cyber Transformation Program. Has interactions with senior leaders in EIRC and finance leaders and requires positive relationships.
  • Workforce management (forecasting, acquiring, developing and assigning the right resources) and participating in EIRC strategic workforce planning pilots.
  • Provide financial, administrative and project leadership to the EIRC department.
  • Responsible for assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information throughout the Enterprise.
  • Accountable for translating the departmental strategy to information risk management operational objectives including both systems and processes.
  • Accountable for providing information risk management mentorship and critical issue avenues to achieve enterprise-wide business values and goals.
  • Engage in functional management to ensure optimum efficiency and quality by leading adherence to strategies, goals, budgets, operating policies and procedures as an NM frontline manager.
  • Alignment of roles and responsibilities in decision making related to finances and operations
  • Accountable for translating the departmental strategy to information risk management operational objectives including both systems and processes.
  • Integrating and crafting measurement systems, targets and specific initiatives in support of the various strategies
  • Influencing other teams and individuals to ensure business outcomes are achieved
  • Identifying and encouraging relationships with key partners representing a broad range of functions and levels in order to ensure alignment with departmental and enterprise business strategies
  • Accountable for an effective and efficient business unit crafted and maintained to support the business outcomes.
  • Effective and efficient internal work flow and processes
  • Knowledge Preferred: formal business analyst, engineering or testing experience, knowledge of the financial services industry, familiar with BI tools, Certification or experience with Product Owner or Scrum Master role, experience in leadership or mentorship of a team
  • Accountable for providing mentorship and critical issue avenues for the business unit based on understanding the business values, goals, work processes and work flows
  • Responsible for counsel to the enterprise on interpreting and integrating information protection policies and standards to support departmental and corporate strategies
  • Accountable for evaluation, review and approval of information protection policies and standards in order to establish a foundation for appropriately handling systems and data risks.

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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An Insider's view of Northwestern Mutual

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re not afraid to explore or experiment. Everyone has a voice. You can really make an impact—especially with a fresh perspective.

Kedasha Kerr

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

NM has always been known for it’s culture. To this day, I have still not received a “no”, when asking a colleague for a lunch or coffee meeting. Networking was an invaluable part of my internship experience that allowed me to determine where I wanted to go within the Cyber Security domain.

Chester LeBron

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I started as an intern and worked my way up. Northwestern Mutual made it so easy to network and learn, then they empowered me to go out and achieve.

Chris Coleman

Regional Financial Consultant

What are Northwestern Mutual Perks + Benefits

Northwestern Mutual Benefits Overview

Whether providing education assistance, competitive health benefits or time off for community service, Northwestern Mutual is committed to supporting employees so they can live their best lives. 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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