Programm Director IT Risk and Security

Zürich Permanent
  • Leading reinsurance company
  • Switzerland or Germany based

About Our Client

Our client is one of the biggest reinsurance company with more than 11,000 employees at over 50 locations. This new designed CISO - Global IT Risk and Security Program Director EMEA (m/f/d) Insurance role supports all ongoing information security activities and provides local coordination for the Global Head of IT Risk Management and Security (ITRS) to effectively protect business operations. This includes the administrative management of staff in EMEA, coordination of cross tower EMEA activities, local issue resolution, new project and process implementation / rollout in the region and ensures that service level agreements and deliverables are met consistently and that continuous process improvement occurs on a global basis.

Job Description

  • Provide consistent IT Risk Management and Security management (ITRS) support and required management attention across EMEA when necessary to coordinate the global ITRS organizational management structure.
  • Legal View Manager forallITRS personnel intheorganization helping tocoordinateITRS activitiesinEMEA and items that can only be done by local management
    • Hiring coordination, performance management, salary and retention related actions
    • Avoid / resolve issues with new IT Compliance team and other local teams
    • Help effectively position ITRS global services with local management
    • Align ITRS work with appropriate ITRS teams and support global management view structure and reinforce global service design concept
  • Help manage and coordinate the cyber project portfolio, support execution of cyber security strategy, engage local operations and help with any trouble spots in program and negotiate suitable resolutions with out of time zone teams
  • Engage local entity on ITRS related topics, issues or escalations coming up in the Munich site or across EMEA and transfer information/responsibility to appropriate tower leads to action and track closure
  • Make sure things get done for ITRS and help organize planning activities so ITRS viewpoints are appropriately represented
  • Ensure that personnel compensation and hiring processes are appropriate in the EMEA legal entities and identify any issues to be resolved in talent market including global equity and diversity goals
  • Support coordination of ITRS activities and process changes in collaboration with the teams and help streamline key ITRS processes including Compliance Gate global replacement, Governance Risk & Compliance rollout, information asset identification and Cyber Service Operations Standardization
  • Support local advancement and global standardization of process such as Security Incident Management, technology patterns adoption

The Successful Applicant

  • Outstanding leadership competency and at least 15 years of relevant professional management experience in IT Security or IT related areas as defined above
  • Leadership of Security teams and functions in highly complex international environments
  • Excellent understanding and experience in EMEA IT and Security operations
  • Strong knowledge in Security and Risk Frameworks: ISO, CoBit, ISF and NIST
  • Excellent project management, writing, communication and negotiation skills, especially proficient understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management and operations
  • A strong manager and leader with a high focus on collaboration, mentorship and enablement
  • Ability to support local / global team development and strong skills in relationship management and problem solving in an international context
  • Consulting and collaborative working style creating a culture of accountability and sharing
  • Escalation and change management knowledge and outstanding organizational skills
  • University degree, preferably in IT or similar qualification
  • Willingness to travel and coordinate across EMEA region
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation or other information security certifications is preferred

What's on Offer

- Competitive conditions

- International environment

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