IT Risk & Compliance Analyst



WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, clients and communities.

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WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 115,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 307 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 20th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.


Why we're hiring:

WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, group owned operating companies and agencies. The WPP group is the world’s largest communications services group, and as a creative transformation company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through extraordinary work.  WPP IT is an integral part of that journey, and we are proud to provide technology for some of the world’s most creative brands.

As part of the organisational design initiative at WPP the Group CIO has created a new Target Operating Model (T.O.M), which consist of 4 distinct businesses in the group. These are: Integrated Creative, Media, Production, PR and Specialist – commonly termed as archetypes. S&H is one of the three new archetypes in the WPP group with a mandate for providing common solutions, platforms and services for Production, PR & Specialist Agencies and WPP Corporate Functions.


Specialist & Hogarth (S&H) Archetype

The S&H archetype together with WPP IT are the technology solutions partner for WPP Corporate Functions, Production, PR & Specialist Agencies and are accountable for co-ordinating and assuring end-to-end change delivery, managing the IT technology life-cycle and innovation pipeline. WPP AUNZ Pty Ltd falls under the S&H Archetype.


Operation Assurance

The Operation Assurance (OA) team in the S&H archetype is responsible for ensuring safe and secure IT operations, protecting our customers, employees, and shareholders, whilst making sure we remain compliant with our legal, regulatory, and contractual obligations.  

As a Risk & Compliance Manager you will play a critical role in developing and implementing a world class information security risk and compliance programme to protect operating companies and agencies in the S&H archetype from cyber threats. Working closely WPP CSO organisation, WPP IT Security, Director of Risk and Controls (AUNZ) and the OA department head you will assist in setting the vision and strategy for the and be responsible for escalations relating to IT operations, risks, compliance, audit, BCP and DR assessments.

As a subject-matter-expert you will be responsible for managing and developing a highly effective risk and compliance function that strengthens our defences and creates a proactive and collaborative approach to

You will operate in a highly complex environment with multiple risk categories, including IT operations, information security, legal, regulatory, financial and commercial with broad impacts spanning both the S&H Archetype and the WPP Group.

You’ll have a deep understanding of the information security risk standards, frameworks, and methodologies we can use to strengthen our risk and compliance posture.  You will work across all OpCo’s and agencies part of the S&H archetype to implement agreed processes and practices mandated by WPP CSO organisation and WPP IT Security function.

You’ll be able to actively manage live security risk issues from an issue resolution and communication standpoint and working with the IT Security Manager be able to prioritise remediation to minimise impact to the S&H archetype AUNZ region and the wider WPP group.


What you'll be doing:

  • Work closely with and assist OA department head in developing a risk and compliance strategy for the S&H archetype in the AUNZ region that is aligned to WPP CSO and WPP IT strategies.
  • Establish security, risk & compliance community across the range of WPP agencies both in and outside the AUNZ region to drive the implementation and standardisation of agreed security governance, risk & compliance approach
  • Drive the Archetype’s DR strategy and approach, working with S&H Archetype’s Operations Assurance Lead, Strategy & Architecture and other IT stakeholders.
  • Drive Business Continuity (BC) planning to the appropriate level across the Specialist and Hogarth Archetype and ensure BC plans are updated and reviewed annually
  • Conduct and support IT Risk Assessments – e.g., quarterly risk landscaping - owning and driving Specialist and Hogarth Archetype-specific risk mitigation actions
  • Conduct risk reviews of major contracts/clients within the S&H Archetype – AUNZ region, for consolidation at WPP level by IT Ops
  • Respond to tracking and reporting from Internal, External or Client Audit findings within the S&H Archetype – AUNZ Region.
  • Conduct S&H Archetype self-certification and self-monitoring for IT controls, and maintain an active liaising channel with the IT Ops function at WPP group level
  • Support S&H Archetype-wide input into the WPP IT Asset Register and CMDB owned by IT Ops
  • Be S&H point of contact for relevant business stakeholder escalations relating to IT risk and compliance. Lead and oversee resolution of the most complex, critical, and impactful risk & compliance issues and security events in relation to IT Security
  • Work closely with the IT Ops and CSO security teams to deal with security and compliance issues
  • Work across the S&H Archetype teams like IT Security, Global Technology Services, Digital Workplace and Strategy and Architecture to design controls, deliver management information (KRIs) and risk mitigation plans
  • Drive engagement, comms and adoption for all risk, compliance and security tasks to ensure the rationale for task is understood, the mandate is embedded, and colleagues and partners are trained and can perform effectively and efficiently.
  • Design and deliver a range of educational activities and material to embed a strong SecureIT culture, mindset and behaviours across the archetype.
  • Build strong relationships with the external stakeholders (customer, suppliers, other major bodies) as well as build a network of peers to bring innovation and insights on industry best practice, standards, frameworks, and processes to deliver a future-fit capability
  • Ensure that S&H remains compliant with national legislative, regulatory, contractual and WPP security governance obligations.
  • Support OpCo’s and Agencies in the S&H Archetype during client pitch for winning new work by providing a compelling narrative to our prospective clients around the strength of our risk, compliance and security proposition

What you'll need:

  • Certifications in security (i.e. CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CISM) desirable but not essential
  • Degree or equivalent (i.e. BSc, BEng, MSc) desirable but not essential
  • Comprehensive knowledge about Information Security risk standards, frameworks and best practices (i.e., ISO27K1, NIST, CIS, SOC:1-2 Cyber Essentials, GDPR)
  • Strong and deep background in cyber / information security in complex global organisations
  • Track record of working with high performing, business and operations teams
  • Ability to provide leadership on complex and unfamiliar situations, often involving risk and emotion
  • Expert communicator with a track record of operating, partnering with and influencing up to and including exec-level stakeholders
  • Able to lead highly complex programmes across multiple units and geographies with high-pressure deliverable
  • Risk and Compliance subject-matter-expert with in-depth knowledge of security governance in the cloud and on-prem IT technologies
  • Good knowledge of qualitative, quantitative information security risk methodologies, and/or experience working with ISO31000 enterprise risk management standard
  • Good understanding of managing internal and external audits (i.e., SOC:1-2, SOX) and assurance activities, including testing the design and operational effectiveness of security controls
  • Ability to operate and lead in a fast-paced organizational transformation and able to navigate and champion change across organisational / geographical complexity
  • A genuine desire to lead, develop, coach and mentor junior team members


Who you are:

You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.


What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?



WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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Tags: Audits CISA CISM CISSP Cloud Compliance CRISC GDPR Governance Monitoring NIST Privacy Risk assessment Risk management SOC SOX Strategy

Perks/benefits: Team events

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: India
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