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Biogen Risk Manager – Privacy, Risk and Governance in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Biogen has one of the most exciting pipelines in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. We have almost 8,000 employees in more than 30 countries with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. We foster a culture of excellence by emphasising collaboration, innovation, diversity, recognition, and work-life balance. Teams across diverse business areas work together to discover, manufacture, and market therapies for patients around the world. Biogen is looking for a Risk Manger to be located at its Headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The individual will assist the Risk Management Lead in establishing and maintaining Biogen’s overall IT / Cyber risk management program, which is designed to ensure that the company’s systems and information assets are adequately protected. The individual in this position contributes to identifying, evaluating, and reporting on information security risks in a manner that supports Biogen’s information security goals. The Risk manager works proactively with the various business units and other internal departments and organizations to ensure Biogen delivers proactive and pragmatic risk management solutions. Effective risk management requires a comprehensive and performance-based approach that aligns levels of protection with business needs. For this reason, the Risk manager must be much more than simply a technology and controls expert, he / she must also possess appropriate management and communications skills and extensive business knowledge. _Key Responsibilities_ * Act as subject matter expert on Cyber, IT, and Third-Party Risks * Analyze risks and track via risk register * Conduct risk assessments, monitoring, and reporting on a variety of IT and Third-Party Risks * Conduct risk assessments on assets, business functions, and/or programs, as needed. Synthesize analysis and findings for review with stakeholders. * Support Risk Lead in developing and implementing effective IT risk management practices. * Support and guide information security and risk management projects with personnel from the IT organization, lines of business, and other internal departments, and organizations, as appropriate. * Compile reporting and metrics on risk and risk management activities, as requested * Assist in training and awareness on risk and risk management activities At Biogen, we focus not only on results, but also on how we achieve our success. As part of our Culture of Excellence, we stress the value of collaboration as we strive to Care Deeply, Work Fearlessly, and Change Lives. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities: * Demonstrated ability delivering results * Knowledge of common risk management methodologies — for example, FAIR, Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations Enterprise Risk Management * Experience in conducting third-party and other risk assessments, and developing appropriate mitigation solutions * Excellent organizational skills. * Technical aptitude and understanding of IT systems and their connection to data collection and processing. * Keenly developed business partnering and collaboration skills, adept at establishing and sustaining effective working relationships, both within and between departments. * Ability to operate effectively in a matrixed environment: Building and managing peer and management-level relationships through achievement of results, accountable to schedule, and allocation of resources and meeting customer needs. * Solution and results oriented. * Excellent people skills, a team player; strong interpersonal and collaborative skills * Excellent written and verbal communication skills — including the ability to effectively communicate security - and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences * Project management skills with the ability to keep multiple projects moving forward simultaneously. * High level of personal integrity, with the ability to handle confidential and otherwise sensitive matters professionally and with the appropriate level of judgment and maturity * High degree of initiative, dependability, and the ability to work with little supervision We would expect successful candidate to have both relevant experience and potential for further growth. We anticipate successful candidates will have: * Minimum of bachelor’s degree. * 5-7 years of experience in risk management or 6-8 years in a related discipline (for example, security, privacy, business continuity management, or audit) * Experience working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consulting, or financial services industries is preferred. * Industry certifications relating to security and risk management are desired (for example, Certification in Risk Management Assurance [CRMA], Certified Information Systems Auditor [CISA], Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP]). /“Diversity is key for the survival of our ecosystem. I believe it is the single most important factor for a balanced flourishing environment where everyone thrives.”/ * Guy Hadari – Chief Information Officer- Biogen All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.