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The Identity Management Leader is responsible for leading the design, implementation, and management of global enterprise wide Identity Management (IDM) programs ensuring authorized access to application, systems, and data resources, authentication, and auditability mechanisms.  Provides management oversight of the Operational Support team which provides 24/7 global support for SPGI’s external identities. Oversees vendor management of IDM providers and leads cross functional project teams. Accountable for leadership, development, planning, and execution of IDM strategies to ensure information security and compliance with regulatory and governance requirements in alignment with business processes and objectives.

 Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop global enterprise wide strategy and standards for IDM programs ensuring alignment with business objectives and compliance with Information Security framework and operating model.

  • Maintain in-depth awareness and understanding of current and emerging trends in IDM and provide thought leadership in the development of identity management operational risk management practices.

  • Develop, recommend, and partner with corporate support groups to enhance identity security practices.

  • As a member of the leadership team, contribute to the overall strategic planning and direction of the Information Security program.

  • Represent the company as a IDM SME at external groups such as FS-ISAC

 Operational Leadership:

  • Oversee the Identity Management support team provisioning 7X24 support of IDM programs and services including management of employee and customer accounts acting as escalation point as required

  • Lead the execution of complex global enterprise wide IDM programs utilizing a deep specialized knowledge of IDM practices as the subject matter expert and evaluate the effectiveness

  • Oversee the automation of user access activities including access request, approval, provisioning and de-provisioning, and certification/re-certification

  • Develop IDM programs and establish new quality assurance processes to increase effectiveness

  • Monitor metrics to measure program effectiveness and compliance against standards and deliver reporting to provide assurance to senior management

  • Provide identity reporting to business groups to facilitate access to application and data resource decision making

  • Research IDM tool sets and products in the market place and determine suitability for SPGI environment

  • Provide oversight of the use of external resources involved in identity management programs, including selection of vendors, and management of contract costs as well as audits

   Risk and Compliance:

  • Oversee the governance structure of IDM programs providing regular progress reports and updates to senior management

  • Manage the relationship with vendors and provide oversight of service implementation and execution

  • Manage risk through audit monitoring and control functions, ensuring compliance requirements, audits, and verifications are completed

  • Develop, monitor, and review policies related to IDM program and escalate issues related to Identity Management

 Communication and Awareness:

  • Promote IDM best practices across the organization through oversight and awareness programs

  • Lead the development of education and training programs for IDM related risks to the business

  • Conduct requirement reviews with technology partners, assisting in ensuring processes, procedures and documentation requirements are fulfilled

  • Liaise cross-functionally to ensure clear program communication and understanding of IDM policies, processes, and requirements for user access management by all levels of management

 Managerial Leadership:

  • Establish a culture and work environment that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse, skilled workforce in order to maintain a high degree of employee professionalism, commitment and desire to maintain updated skills and knowledge in support of a high performance culture

  • Provide leadership and direction by setting context, defining accountabilities, tasks and assignments, and establishing boundaries for decision-making and approvals

  • Coach, motivate, develop and evaluate performance of direct reports and provide guidance and mentoring in the resolution of complex issues

  • Provide managerial direction, guidance and translate strategic roadmap for direct reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.  Master’s preferred

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in a progressively responsible IDM program management, security operations, and/or risk management, preferably within the financial services industry

  • Deep knowledge of current and emerging IDM trends and best practices.

  • Solid legal, financial, and project management experience as well as problem solving and analytical abilities

  • Industry certification in related areas of specialty (i.e. CISSP, CISA, ITIL, ISO17799, ISSAP, ISSMP, PMP, etc. is an asset. Completion of critical security certification)

  • Advanced knowledge of security systems, access controls, network security, security management, security architecture, risk management, and security governance framework

  • Exceptional and proven leadership capabilities – communication, influence, negotiation, conflict resolution, people management, relationship management (internally/externally), and multitasking

  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and have strong attentive to detail and proven change management skills

  • Strong strategic enterprise wide vision and planning skills

  • Proven ability to successfully partner and consult with clients to identify business challenges and to develop effective strategies and alternatives to mitigate them

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