IT Risk & Controls Manager

Posted 22 April 2024
Job type Fixed-Term - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe keenan
Expiry date 22 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better. We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?


What you’ll be doing 

Like the company we’re part of, Greencore’s IT function is a vibrant and fast-paced place to work.  We’re embarking on an ambitious and exciting technology transformation programme, which will deliver a wide range of new technologies, and we are growing our team as a result. With this comes an increasing focus on controls and risk management and that’s where you come in. 

Reporting directly to the IT Security Director you’ll be responsible for managing IT risk, controls, compliance, and audits, working with teams across the company to manage, mitigate and reduce IT risk across the Group. 

Specific activities include: 

  • Maintaining and managing a thorough and detailed risk register, proactively engaging with colleagues across IT to identify, assess and review risk 

  • Collaborating with data protection and cyber security colleagues, as well as IT Architects, Delivery and Operations colleagues to build a full picture of IT risk, supporting those colleagues with the management of risk, to plan and execute steps to reduce and mitigate risk

  • Ensuring alignment with Greencore’s Enterprise Risk Management framework, working closely with colleagues within out Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance function

  • Managing the ongoing definition and assessment of IT controls, working with industry-standard frameworks including NIST and ISO27001

  • Producing clear and concise risk, control and compliance reporting for management teams

  • Managing and co-ordinating internal and external audits of our IT policies, processes and practices, ensuring full collaboration with the auditors 

  • Managing risk remediation and audit actions and monitoring the progress of projects that mitigate and reduce IT risk

  • Getting stuck in to improve processes, practices, and documentation standards where deficiencies are identified

  • Advising colleagues across IT on how to build risk reduction and compliance into our day-to-day operations

  What we’re looking for

  • Hands-on experience identifying, evaluating, and managing IT risk and a proven ability to assess the effectiveness and suitability of controls on critical systems in a dynamic and complex environment

  • A super personable, highly motivated, and highly capable individual looking for a role in which they can work with autonomy, expand their experience, and exert real influence in a big company. We need someone who can collaborate, challenge, quickly understand complex problems and rationalise them into workable solutions, and who likes to roll up their sleeves and get stuck-in to making improvements

  • Someone who is detail-oriented but also has the skills and confidence necessary to interact with and influence key stakeholders at all levels

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits

  • Holidays

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on-the-job training and development opportunities to further your career.