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Information Security & Compliance Specialist


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 6, 2018.

Do you love data as much as we do?

Precima is a fast-growing company that acts and feels like a start-up, doing some of the most innovative analytics work in the country.

Our smart, creative, hard-working teams serve some of the world’s leading retailers. And we always make time for fun.

About the opportunity:

The Security & Compliance Specialist is responsible for overseeing, evaluating, and supporting security operations and compliance program pertinent to Precima. Individuals in this role perform a variety of activities, encompassing security operations (e.g. security monitoring, vulnerability management, incident response, etc.) and compliance from an internal and external perspective. Such activities include leading and conducting internal investigations, ensure that employees comply with internal policies and procedures, and serve as a resource to Precima during independent assessments. The Security & Compliance Specialist provides guidance and independent evaluation of the organization to management through various reporting streams.

The incumbent is also responsible for supporting the execution and maintenance of Precima’s compliance program.

Who you are:

  • You have sound judgement, keen eye for details and tenacity for solving difficult problems
  • Strong analytical skills and use of data for sound decision-making
  • You bring a positive energy to the team and thrive on strong collaboration
  • You strive for constant improvement in both yourself and your team in meaningful ways
  • You are someone others look to for solving difficult problems, bounce ideas off and providing an alternate viewpoint

What you will be doing:

  • Security Operations activities (e.g. vulnerability management, security monitoring, incident response etc.)
  • Compliance mapping and maintaining controls on frameworks and other regulations
  • Perform risk assessments and work with stakeholders to implement measures to mitigate risk
  • Perform audit/testing on internal controls and work with stakeholders on remediation activities
  • Closely work with third party service providers to lead and support any work performed
  • Prepare monthly Information security metrics for reporting
  • Establish relationship with internal stakeholders, keeps abreast of technology, bring emerging risks to management attention and identifies opportunities for improving existing security processes
  • Consult on Internal Security Policy and Baseline Standards


  • At least 6 years of full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as IT audit and IT Risk Management)
  • Solid understanding of Information security standards and IT frameworks (ISO27002, NIST, CoBIT, ITIL, ISF etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of Security Governance, Risk & Compliance and security audit practices.
  • Demonstrated competency in project management in a cross-functional environment and experience in managing remediation activities across the enterprise
  • Communication skills especially in areas where diplomacy is needed to help ensure that new policies and procedures gain the support they need to be adopted by the enterprise and management
  • Experience in multiple security domains (e.g. Access control, application and system development, operations security, network, BCP/DR, etc.)
  • Sound knowledge of network security and network security technologies

Bonus points:

  • Strong knowledge of cloud architecture security and deployment of security controls in a cloud environment (e.g. MS Azure, AWS, etc.)

Perks of our company:

  • Located near the Distillery District in a state-of-the-art building
  • Flexible hours and strong work life balance
  • Free coffee and lattes
  • Subsidized on-site café
  • On-site gym and massage therapy
  • Great health and wellness benefits
  • One of the highest performing companies in the market (NYSE: ADS)

About LoyaltyOne
LoyaltyOne is a global leader in the design and implementation of coalition loyalty programs, customer analytics, and loyalty services for Fortune 1000 clients around the world. LoyaltyOne has over 20 years history leveraging data-driven insights to develop and operate some of the world’s most effective loyalty programs and customer-centric solutions. These include the AIR MILES Reward Program, North America’s premier coalition loyalty program, Precima, the global retail strategy and analytics arm, LoyaltyOne Consulting, European-based BrandLoyalty, and Latin America’s leading coalition program, dotz. LoyaltyOne is an Alliance Data company.

About Precima:
Precima is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions that drive sales, boost profitability and build customer loyalty. Leveraging our deep analytics expertise, Precima helps organizations improve their competitive position across all facets of planning and operations from assortment optimization, price optimization, promotional optimization, targeted marketing, and supplier collaboration. Precima’s credentials include solutions for Fortune 1000 brands and grocery retailers, including global market leaders. Together with LoyaltyOne, LoyaltyOne Consulting, BrandLoyalty, AIR MILES, and IceMobile, Precima is a part of Alliance Data―a Fortune 500 Company and the global leader in data-driven loyalty solutions. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, Chicago, USA, and London, UK. Precima is a LoyaltyOne company.

Alliance Data is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities in accordance with legislation.

Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

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