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Senior Analyst, Risk & Compliance


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  18490

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Senior Analyst, Risk & Compliance to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

The Senior Analyst, Risk and Compliance is responsible for ensuring completion of all risk and compliance activities for all business units supported by this department. The role includes preparing for assessments, participating in assessments and supporting any third parties in the performance of all assessment. In addition, the individual will provide guidance to individuals who are responsible to perform formal risk assessment activities. The duties are hands on in nature and require knowledge of operating systems, applications, databases and hospitality related activities. The incumbent shall have a solid working familiarity with PCI, HIPAA, ISO27000 series, as well as, be familiar with all Wyndham Information Security and Privacy Policies and procedures. The individual must be able manage others as well as perform all activities on their own.



Supporting the ongoing Business Unit compliance assessment program.

        - WWC

        - WHG/WHR

        - Managed Properties

Developing process and procedure improvements to aid in efficiencies in assessment activities.

Coordinate interviews and data collection sessions for each BU assessment in the program

Prepare dashboards and detailed reports for senior management for all initiative status and remediation tracking 

Work with the Manager of BU Compliance to utilize the eGRC application for assessment efficiencies

Assist other Risk and Compliance staff with their assessments ensuring consistency in the program

Attending Project meetings to gather information affecting changes to Business Unit Compliance

  • Responsible to accurately track and manage their time utilization and work schedule  
  • Responsible to setup and coordinate meeting as appropriate to complete all initiatives assigned 
  • Responsible for weekly status reporting on all activities assigned

Supporting other departmental activities as needed (Vendor IS Risk Assessments, Assyst Queue processing, cab meetings and other similar activities with on the department’s responsibilities).


The candidate will be empowered to present opinions on risk and compliance as it relates to assigned projects.

This candidate should require minimal supervision on a day to day basis.

This candidate’s decisions will be required to be reviewed by their direct management, prior to being presented to the shared services customers.

This role currently may have direct or indirect report associated with it while performing team based assessments.


Scope/Financial Responsibility
The individual’s role is key in supporting the organization’s information security risk and compliance program. These activities will drive recommendations to spending on remediation for higher risk areas. This is a cross business unit function and will provide input for recommendations across the entire company. There are a number of key risk indicators that are addressed by this individual’s ongoing assessment and remediation tracking activities. The role will directly support the continued maturity of the information security risk and compliance program.

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills

This job currently requires up to 25% travel domestically and internationally as required to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the position. This will primarily be domestic travel and require use of the airline industry. An additional 5% may be allocated to travel for training and seminars.

This role requires the individual to establish trust with various departments within the company to ensure timely two way communication channels. The individual will need to have a subject matter understanding of compliance and risk assessment processes and be able to apply the concepts to the hospitality industry.
The individual will have to be able to take direction and reprioritize as necessary to achieve all department objectives. The individual will have to plan for delivery dates and deliver on those to support the shared service model. The individual needs to be self-motivated and have the ability to organize their time accordingly.
The individual will be working with various other technical and non-technical personnel, and therefore have the ability to provide leadership as required to ensure delivery of service. The individual will be performing a detailed risk assessment role and is expected to create innovative solutions to accomplishing the risk assessment for the various initiatives assigned. The role requires the ability to create and present status and recommendations in a manner understood by both Information Security and Business impact terminology for Senior Management.      

Fundamental Requirements

a)    The candidate is expected to have at minimum a college degree from an accredited college with a concentration in either computer science or information systems analysis and design. Any courses related to controls and support of hospitality industry systems is a plus. 
b)    The candidate should have one or more of the following certifications:
a.    CRISC
b.    CISSP
c.    CISA
d.    CPA
e.    ISA / PCIP
f.    CISM
g.    Other certifications related to Risk Assessment and Program Management may be accepted depending on areas of experience 
c)    The candidate should be able to communicate in a concise manner both orally and in writing. Ability to present in front of an audience is a must have skill. 
d)    The candidate must be able to multi-task and handle multiple concurrent projects through to successful completion.
e)    The candidate must have the ability to re-adjust priorities based on management’s request to handle special unplanned activities.
f)    The candidate must have had experience in maintaining or assessing operating system, database, application and hospitality process and procedures as it relates to information security.
g)    The candidate must have had system analysis and development process assessment experience for business systems.
h)    The candidate must have at minimum 4 – 5 year experience performing IS risk and / or compliance assessments.


Organizational Relationships
This role will report to the Director, Risk & Compliance

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 22 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Alltra, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 9,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark