Date:  Mar 29, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Information Technology
Requisition Number:  4467

Title:  Manager, Governance, Risk & Controls

Reporting to the Director, Strategy & Performance, the Governance, Risk, and Controls Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the IT governance, risk management, and compliance program. This role will play a critical role in safeguarding the organization's assets, enhancing operational efficiency, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

 As part of your specific responsibilities, you will: 

  • Define and establish IT governance frameworks, policies, and procedures
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize IT-related risks and vulnerabilities
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of risk management efforts
  • Coordinate internal and external audits related to IT GRC
  • Facilitate audit responses and corrective action plans
  • Monitor and track audit findings and resolutions
  • Develop and maintain IT policies, procedures, and standards
  • Communicate and enforce IT policies across the organization
  • Continuously review and update policies to reflect changing needs and risks
  • Assess and manage risks associated with third party Technology vendors
  • Evaluate vendor security and compliance practices
  • Ensure that vendor contracts align with IT security and compliance requirements


The Opportunity 

  • Manager, Governance, Risk & Controls at a Growth-Oriented Energy Company
  • Direct exposure to Technology and Procurement Senior Leadership, and Internal/External audit partners
  • Liaison with Technology and Enterprise Services team to develop a thoughtful and fit-for-purpose Governance program
  • Develop a proactive program that supports and safeguards the organization’s key controls through direct coordination with organization Senior Leadership   


The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualifications for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Manager, Governance, Risk & Controls opportunity, you will have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or information technology or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Relevant certifications in IT GRC, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) preferred
  • Minimum five years of professional work experience required
  • Two years relevant experience in IT Governance, audit, risk management, and/or compliance roles required
  • Strong knowledge of IT security, privacy, and regulatory frameworks required
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and senior management required

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities


More Good Reasons to work for Par:  


Unique culture 

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in. 


Location, location, location 

Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the Houston corporate office. It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work


Opportunistic growth strategy 

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies. 


Excellent compensation 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more. 


Keys to Success 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development. 

In addition, in order to be a successful Manager, Governance, Risk & Controls you will: 

  • Display proactive leadership and communication skills
  • Achieve goals independently and contribute as a team player 
  • Identify ways to improve processes and controls 
  • Strong work ethic and accountability 
  • Establish and maintain a governance framework that aligns with organizational objectives
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for IT governance, risk management, and controls
  • Stay informed about relevant regulations and standards, and ensure that IT practices and controls comply with these requirements
  • Continuous Monitoring and Improvement: Implement mechanisms for continuous monitoring of IT processes, controls, and risks, and regularly assess and improve the effectiveness of these measures
  • Communication and Collaboration: Foster clear communication and collaboration with various stakeholders, including IT teams, executives, and external partners, to ensure a unified approach to governance, risk management, and controls


The Company 

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems, and 31 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR". 


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting. 


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law. 

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