IT Security GRC Specialist

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Company: Sonepar

About Us

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-tobusiness
distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.


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What's In It For You ?

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor orelectrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customer and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.

Scope of position 

Reporting directly to the IT, Security operations manager, the IT Security Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Specialist is responsible for defining, implementing, and maintaining governance processes and tools that support the organization’s technology security. He/she is a key contributor of the Sonepar Canada information security team and to the efforts of the Sonepar Security Group.




  • Prepares quarterly reports on the state of Information Security to management.

  • Assess Sonepar Canada IT security readiness and recommends prioritized action plans to achieve compliance with variousframeworks and regulations.

  • Educates employees on regulations (including policies, laws, and procedures) and simplify processes for them to follow.

  • Increase engagement internally and with industry groups / consultants for benchmarking.

  • Participate in the InfoSec Risk Management process at all levels:

  • o Participate in team meetings.

  • o Participate in identifying suitable risk reduction countermeasures.

  • o Document risks following the enterprise established risk management process.

  • Assist in the selection of new technologies, assist in validating potential solutions (performing PoC – Proof of concepts).

  • Review and manage resolution of security issues following audits and intrusion testing initiatives.

  • Monitor and report security related project progress to the CSO, CISO, CIO, the project sponsor(s) and stakeholder(s) at predetermined intervals and providing a predefined standard set of metrics.

  • Assess Sonepar Canada IT security readiness and recommends prioritized action plans to achieve compliance with various frameworks and regulations.

  • Other duties as required.


  • 2+ years of Information Technology experience in a mixed technology environment (Windows, Linux, etc.).
  • 2+ years of experience in InfoSec related tasks (Security review, risk management, providing security opinions, etc.).
  • Extensive hands-on experience using industry recognized security tools and processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or Business, equivalent work experience acceptable.
  • Must be fluent in speaking and writing in French and English.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a security clearance (credit check & criminal background check).
  • Candidate will have to provide a recent attestation of absence of a criminal record.


Benefits & Perks:


  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:

  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.

  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, and a career path.

  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


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Next Steps

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. We are very thankful for your interest in joining the team, however only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.