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Manager IT Governance

Date: Dec 7, 2022

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Develops and continually improves the IT compliance, risk, governance and finance programs.  Aligns programs with business requirements that follow standard frameworks, continually add business value and that ensure risks are managed through service partners.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates internal IT resources and external service partners to remediate compliance control deficiencies
  2. Identifies gaps and provides resolutions between the desired level of compliance and the current level of maturity
  3. Implements IT security and compliance policies and controls to meet the desired level of compliance maturity reflected in a given standard or framework.  Manages the progress of the design and assessment of IT controls for all programs and projects and ensures controls are in place once the services are operational
  4. Develops metrics to monitor and report effectiveness of IT controls and any remediation efforts
  5. Performs IT policy and procedure reviews against regulatory compliance requirements
  6. Maintains IT controls universe with alignment from IT and Internal Audit, utilizing regulatory control and industry framework
  7. Provides IT controls awareness education for all necessary frameworks.  Provides regular status and service level reports to all levels of management including the board of directors.
  8. In partnership with IT Leadership and accounting manages IT’s finances
  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; selecting and managing service providers; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA, performance management, department budget; or manages an extensive network of external vendors
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively set and manage priorities
  • Demonstrates self motivation, direction and detail orientation
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Proven ability in planning, organizing, and developing information technology policies, procedures, and practices
  • Proven ability in SOX and PCI compliance requirements
  • Experience with monitoring processes and technology controls.
  • Experience in managing in a large international complex environment that includes multiple partnerships, cloud service providers, and rapidly changing technologies
  • Experience in audit and in managing finances for an IT department


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum seven years experience in at least one of the following areas: project/program management for Information Technology, IT controls and information security, risk management governance and finance. Experience in multiple areas preferred.
  • Five years experience managing a department within a large IT function, preferably with both direct staff and outsourced/third-party vendors
  • Minimum three years management experience, preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or International travel as required up to 25%



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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