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Senior IT Risk, Governance & Control Manager

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovensko, Bratislava, Slovenia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 3 200 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the role

Are you passionate about Risk, Governance and Controls and how it is applied at a global insurance and reinsurance company? And would you like to work in an international environment, where we value your knowledge, domain expertise, proactive approach and strategic mindset? If yes, join our team and make the world more resilient!

In your new role, you will be part of the Global Risk, Governance & Control Centre of Excellence (CoE), which is the key point of contact for IT risk, governance and control related topics, providing support to key responsible's across Swiss Re.

A key element of your role is to ensure that the Internal Control Framework (ICF) remains robust across the Global Digital & Technology organisation, whilst also identifying improvement opportunities in the ICF's ongoing effectiveness and efficiency. You will liaise with colleagues across different Swiss Re teams, providing expertise on risk mitigation, and support the handling of risk and control related queries from our external stakeholders.

More specifically, your key responsibilities will include:

• Implementing and maintaining Swiss Re's group-wide IT risk & control framework

• Ensuring that new and existing digital solutions / services comply with group requirements and respective controls are embedded

• Acting as a key contact point for risk and control related topics for all assurance functions (risk, legal & compliance, internal/external audit) with regards to GRC topics

• Supporting Risk Owners in their quarterly self-assessments (RCSA) at a Group level

• Coordinating and monitoring internal and external audit's testing of the IT controls, in particular for financial reporting risk (FRR) and service organization controls

• Managing and coordinating IT related operational events and Issues with respective owners

• Overseeing control performance and respective metrics

• Ensuring processes and embedded controls continue to be effective in respect of design and operational execution

About the team

The Digital Risk, Governance and Control CoE is part of the Chief Security Office (CSO), which is the key IT risk and control function within Swiss Re. The team works on behalf of the top-level management to support the implementation of the IT governance & risk framework and all its related elements, such as policies, standards, and controls.

"Do the right things right!" – That's our mission statement. To inspire confidence – and ultimately trust – from clients, regulators and shareholders in Swiss Re’s services by ensuring and demonstrating that robust controls are applied to all IT resources in our value chain during their whole lifecycle.

Employee perks, benefits

• Attractive performance-based bonus
• Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
• Modern office spaces in attractive location
• 5 additional days of holiday
• Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
• Referral bonus
• Pension & risk insurance contribution
• Sick days and sick leave support
• Public transport benefit
• Multisport card

Information about the selection process

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• Strong in risk management and respective controls (design, implement, operate, measurers)
• Strong in IT process management, including frameworks such as ITIL
• Multiple years' experience in IT governance-related roles, for example operational risk management, cyber security, IT Audit
• Understand internal and external IT regulatory requirements
• Deep understanding of international frameworks such as COBIT / NIST
• Appropriate qualification(s), for example CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, CISA certification
• Ability to build a network within IT and business departments
• Ability to describe IT related risks and controls, bring them into the business context and communicate assessment results effectively at all levels of the organisation
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Good to excellent command of English


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees


Contact person: Kristina Mokosova