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Identity & Access Management (IAM) - Senior Manager

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago, IL - Senior MGR Identy & Access Management 



The IAM Manager / Sr. Manager is a key member of the BSI’s Global Information Security team who works collaboratively with Enterprise Infrastructure, Applications, Architecture and Business teams to define, implement, and maintain identity management standards and tools.



  • Partner with CISO, IT stakeholders and business to develop a global IAM strategy for employees, contractors, and consumers (B2E, B2B and B2C).
  • Evaluate IAM tools and identify the right toolset for BSI based on business requirements and use cases
  • Govern and manage Privileged Access Management (PAM) processes and tools
  • Review current state architecture and recommend improvements that scales for business growth
  • Drive automation in the IAM domain
  • Identify and implement solutions to support seamless access authentication, authorization. provisioning and terminations
  • Manage and coordinate user access reviews for relevant applications including SAP
  • Enhance access management process and procedures focusing on risk-based access
  • Work with HR and other business partners to implement Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Owns strategy and toolsets for Single Sign On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Provide advice and recommendations for systems improvements that will result in improved cyber security posture
  • Create and maintain IAM risk management policies and standards including enterprise password manager tools and policies
  • Monitor vendors and drive aggressively to achieve agreed upon SLAs
  • Exception management and approval of emergency, terminations, and changes to access
  • Support M&A and other activities as assigned by the manager


Qualifications & Experience


  • 7-10 years of managing an IAM program and successful implementation of IAM toolsets
  • Deep knowledge of LDAP, Azure AD, and access management architectures
  • Experience in consumer identity management (CIAM)
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines and budget
  • Working knowledge of IAM tools and cloud infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of PAM processes
  • Experience with SAP GRC
  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors and driving SLAs
  • Understanding of cybersecurity frameworks (e.g., NIST, MITRE) and risk management processes
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and participate as a team player
  • One or more of the following certifications is preferred - CISSP, CISA
  • Experience working with internal and external auditors


In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.



Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.