IT Risk & Assurance Lead

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible.

We’re totally redefining our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to deliver a smoke-free future.
With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and you will have the space to move your career forward in many different areas/directions.


PMI’s journey to a smoke-free future implies a shift from a tobacco manufacturer to a science and technology-based consumer facing organisation.

Such a shift creates an abundance of unique and transformative IT projects to match all levels of skills and ambitions. You’ll feel like you’re working in a start-up – with the freedom to shape and define the future of digital, but with the support and scope of a vast global business. You’ll get a chance to work with innovative technologies (e.g., Cloud, APIs, AI) as well as management practices (e.g., Agile, Design Thinking, Product Management). Our environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative. If you want the freedom to find new ways to connect with consumers, there’s no better place to progress your career.

Digital at PMI is dynamic, diverse, and innovative. Join us and become a part of a top talent team where you can bring new ideas to life in a global function that is a key driver of the success of our business.

Joining IT Consumer
The IT Consumer and Commercial team plays a critical role in delivering PMI’s Smoke-Free Future. We are enabling digital services to our consumers and retailers by building platforms to communicate our vision to broader society. Together with talent from multiple business and technology functions across our footprint, we are delivering a premium experience for our consumers.

When you join this team, you will work in a dynamic, diverse and warm environment. You will be exposed to all stages of software delivery in a team combining experts across multiple fields from Project & Portfolio Management through to Architecture, Solution Management and DevSecOps.

Our portfolio consists of multiple groundbreaking technologies in Web, Commerce or CRM, enabling a truly seamless omnichannel experience for our consumers. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of cloud solutions and gain valuable hands-on experience working side by side with the top technology providers.

Role Summary
  • Support head of IT Assurance to run the first line Risk and Control function within Technology to provide oversight, support and challenge on all aspects of risk management across the department
  • Lead initiatives that will contribute to the development, communication, delivery and implementation of the IT Risk & Controls strategy in line with PMI’s IT Policy Framework (ITPF).
  • Ensure effective requirements are defined and embedded in IT processes.
  • Facilitate risk management processes within IT, working closely and supporting Infosec to uplift risk management across PMI IT Consumer and Commercial
  • Drive the implementation of data driven risk reporting, using data and metrics to maintain Key Risk Indicators
  • Assure IT is compliant throughout its lifecycle with relevant external regulations and company Policies, Standards and Procedures by leading and delivering assurance activities.
  • Ensure Policies and Standards are known by ITCC teams and provide updated and reflect the latest external regulatory requirements.
  • Using a risk-based approach, drive the identification and implementation of innovative IT Risk & Compliance risk management solutions to address business needs, finding opportunities for and driving cross functional working to drive improvement, achieve efficiencies and value.

Experience, Skills, And Capabilities
  • Technical or business degree and/or relevant confirmed experience in IT risk management and/or compliance application in large IT organisations
  • Experience of operating across functions and geographies in large, complex and sometimes uncertain IT environments
  • Excellent consulting and business engagement experience
  • Experience of analysing sophisticated data and turning this into important and practical insights
  • Ability to make pragmatic decisions by analysing highly sophisticated situations, assessing risks, and balancing strategic and tactical compliance/quality requirements
  • Ability to work well in diverse, multinational teams and proven track record to influence others to achieve positive outcomes
  • Strong presentation, communication & facilitation skills
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in using data analytics tools (e.g. PowerBI)
  • Able to operate efficiently with little supervision
  • Responsible for organising external and internal audits with relevant partners to ensure these demands are efficiently.
  • Working with team members to operationalise agreed remediation steps where there are non-conformities or audit actions and supervising them to completion.
  • This role will also include responsibility for the management and coordination of the Audit and Controls framework across IT

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in delivering IT Risk & Compliance strategies and influencing senior collaborators
  • Broad IT management experience including project or service management
  • Familiarity with technical concepts in infrastructure, applications, and security
  • Knowledge of Privacy Laws and Standards across jurisdictions (e.g. GDPR)
  • Strong understanding of industry good practice and standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 27002, CMMI, ITIL, S404 Sarbanes Oxley, NIST
  • External qualifications such as ISACA CISA, CRISC

What’s in it for you?

There are many IT Organizations out there, so why should you join ours?
We believe PMI IT’s true strength is fuelled by our people, and that our success depends on them coming to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. We are a people first organisation committed to providing you with first-class employee journey. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in it for you upon joining us:

  • Work-life balance: Wellbeing comes first. We offer a fantastic office environment and hybrid working options to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible
  • Learning & Development: Your growth is a priority. Our robust and varied learning & development ecosystem will help you strengthen your technical skills and enhance your soft skills and intuition for business. The capabilities you will acquire with us will support your life-time employability within IT, PMI, and beyond
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Our differences - much more than our similarities - generate the innovation we are looking for. We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive organization to access the breadth and depth of thinking and sensitivity vital to thrive

Every single IT colleague is part of our Transformation journey. Join us and pursue your ambitions – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. If this offer resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you.

Together, let’s deliver a smoke free future!
You’ve got this!