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Segregation of Duties (SOD) Manager

City:  Milano
Country/Region:  IT

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector. We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVx-NAGfjEs&feature=embtitle


Team Overview and Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Segregation of Duties (SOD) Manager who will be based in our HQ in Milan and will report to the Group Compliance Vice President within the Group Internal Audit and Compliance division.

The Segregation of Duties (SOD) Manager will lead Prysmian Group’s Segregation of Duties (SOD) Program and be instrumental in driving the gradual adoption of the SOD Governance Model across the Group. This role will be liaising with the key process owners within the Group to identify the critical segregation of duties risks at process, transaction and company level, assessing whether users’ authorizations are in line with the “need-to-know principle” and preventing single individuals from having broad control over an entire process from the beginning to the end. Additionally, this role will also be responsible for proposing remediation actions to the Segregation of duties conflicts detected and for identifying, whether needed, adequate compensating controls to address the critical risks identified. This role will be leading periodical SOD Committees, with the involvement of Dirigenti Preposti as per L.262/2005, IT Department, HR & Organization and Internal Audit Department.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Segregation of Duties (SOD) Manager who will:

  • Lead the gradual implementation of the Segregation of Duties Program, in agreement with requirements defined by the SOD Committee members, establishing and maintaining a plan of activities to assess and remediate existing conflicts across the Group
  • Partner with critical business owners across the Group, with the aim to identify the key segregation of duties risks for the relevant Prysmian processes and to map existing controls mitigating these risks over the main processes
  • In collaboration with IT Department, manage the setup of the Segregation of Duties dedicated tool (SAP GRC), liaising with business owners and IT functional experts to guarantee that critical SAP transactions (standard and custom) and other relevant drivers are accurately and completely captured, to trigger the automated analyses of conflicts, performed through the tool
  • Lead the running of periodical assessments using a dedicated tool (SAP GRC) to assess the existing conflicts for specific processes, entities and departments, reporting and discussing the current status of conflicts during the SOD Committee
  • Collaborate with IT Department with the aim to address the remediation of relevant conflicts identified, with a sustainable and coherent model to amend and manage moving forward SAP authorizations
  • Update and release relevant Segregation of duties policies and operating procedures, as needed   
  • Periodical report to the SOD Committee, composed of “Dirigenti Preposti” as per L.262/2005, IT Department, HR & Organization and Internal Audit Department
  • Serve as point of contact and be accessible to Group companies for a support on segregation of duties matters. Identify and evaluate the necessary activities, processes, and resources to maintain and improve the Segregation of Duties Program
  • Establish effective working relationships and build credibility within the Group to support a culture of ethics and to create awareness on the Segregation of Duties matters
  • Lead and/or assist communication and training initiatives to enhance awareness on Segregation of Duties risks
  • Lead and evaluate the continuous identification of risks and work with the business teams to determine which risks require additional review, assessment and additional action
  • Partner with the internal audit function in the coordination of monitoring activities (e.g. risk identification, transaction analysis, data mining and exception reporting systems, etc.) and facilitates effective and efficient sharing of relevant information between relevant functions
  • Skilled in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate strong and effective verbal and written communication skills, including active listening skills and skills in presenting findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Support the implementation of various initiatives and campaigns to drive awareness and knowledge globally.

Key Requirements

  • 5+ relevant years working in information technology, finance, shared services/BPO, internal or external audit, compliance, risk
  • Wide knowledge of Prysmian processes implemented across the Group and ability to identify critical risks with impact on financial reporting, fraud and unintentional errors
  • Strong knowledge of SAP processes, relevant transactions and the SAP authorization model
  • Knowledge of SAP ECC and S/4 HANA suite of applications and experience with user profiling across SAP landscapes preferred
  • Hands-on experiences of working on cross-countries projects or SAP implementations preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Segregation of duties potential conflicts and risks
  • Knowledge of SAP GRC tool required and experience with the implementation and management of the SAP GRC Access Control Module would be a plus
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and follow-up skills. Ability to understand risks relevant to specific process, to identify controls in place addressing risks and then to implement remediation strategies accordingly
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills and attention to detail in leading projects and activities in a global organization. Ability to prioritize and work simultaneously on multiple projects and ability to organize and analyze complex information and data.
  • Excellent written and verbal executive-level presence to liaise with different functions and companies and ability to report project status and results with a bold and consistent approach
  • Client orientation with a constructive approach to resolution of issues. A style that builds alliances within the organization.
  • Willingness to provide training and communications at Group level
  • Ability to demonstrate sound and independent judgment, prudence and maturity
  • Ability and willingness to interact remotely with different countries and to travel as needed
  • Proficient use of excel
  • Bilingual other than English (French and / or Spanish) preferred


Additional information

Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements. Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy. If you believe you require assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

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