Lead Governance Risk Consultant
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

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 positions us for continued success in our industry—and for you in your career.


What you will do:

Your role at CDW is of the utmost importance to the company’s mission, objectives, and reputation. As the Security Risk Management Lead, you will streamline, automate, and scale security compliance programs across CDW’s growing global business units. Your responsibilities include two areas of focus:

Government Compliance – Oversee and drive CDW’s compliance strategy covering Federal, State and Local Government, and K-12 Education. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure our organization meets the required security standards and regulations. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of CMMC, CUI, and ITAR requirements and possesses strong technical and project management skills. Responsibilities include:

  • Compliance Strategy: Define the compliance strategy for maintaining compliance with CMMC, CUI, ITAR, and other government-centric requirements. Collaborate with stakeholders to drive execution and manage timelines effectively—to include alignment with current and planned business process and technology transformations.
  • Vendor Management: Evaluate and assess third-party vendors' security controls and compliance with GCC High and CMMC requirements. Provide recommendations and support vendor selection processes.

Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence – In this capacity you will be responsible for assessing the security posture and risks associated with potential merger or acquisition targets. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to evaluate the target's security controls, policies, and procedures, and provide recommendations to mitigate identified risks. This includes overseeing M&A integration activities from a security standpoint. The ideal candidate has a strong background in information security, risk assessment, and due diligence processes.  

In addition, you will support streamline, automate, and scale security compliance programs across CDW’s growing global business units, and perform other governance, risk management and compliance duties as needed.


What we expect from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field. Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc.) are highly desirable.
  • 10+ years in a senior security compliance or information security role.
  • We value experience, skills, drive, aptitude, and attitude over university degrees and certifications.
  • Experience in the cloud computing industry and familiarity with Microsoft Azure or other similar cloud platforms is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of security compliance frameworks and regulatory requirements (e.g., NIST, ISO, SOC2, GDPR).
  • Specific experience in conducting security evaluations for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Experience in the legal and contractual aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including reviewing security-related provisions and SLAs, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with GCC-High and CMMC, highly desirable.


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 ever-changing world by providing them with 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.

Date Posted: Jul 18, 2023
Job Category: Engineering
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
Travel Percentage: 0
CDW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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Regular, Full Time
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Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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