Senior Director Head of Information Security*

  • Mainz
  • Executive Middle Management
  • IT
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Senior Director Head of Information Security*

At BioNTech, you will lead the Information Security Team and will be responsible to ensure a BioNTech wide consistent approach to Information Security, monitoring and managing the performance of security and taking into account the IT an business-related security priorities.
Your main responsibilities are:
  • Ensure a BioNTech wide consistent approach to Information Security, taking into account the IT and business-related security priorities. Own, challenge and detail the Information Security strategy and be responsible for the modernization of the IT security landscape.
  • Responsible for the professional and disciplinary leadership as well as strategic development of the Information Security team.
  • Evaluate aggregated security risks and work with the subsequent teams to define measures to manage relevant risks.
  • Monitor and manage performance of security through relevant KPIs, supporting BioNTech’s technology roadmap within the confines of time, resources, financial constraints, and market needs.
  • Coordinate and monitor Information Security measures, controls and projects (be involved in the overall security architecture, tool decision, and outsourcing consideration).
  • Oversee security incident management and validate central measures in cooperation with the different Information Security units.
  • Support the consultation of the Management Board on IT Security relevant matters and report to the CIO about the overall security status.
  • Responsible for the budget and the operating model for security.
  • Responsible for the creation of security awareness using modern and comprehensive measures.
  • Responsible for obtaining relevant certifications, e.g. KRITIS, ISO27001.
  • Partner with all units of IT as well as business units to implement defined standards, services, and models and actively engage (mainly external) with peers and relevant interest groups inside and outside organization.
  • Monitor latest research trends in all aspects of Information Security and governance.

What you have to offer.

  • 10+ years’ experience in setting up and leading Information Security and Compliance functions for/in mid-large size enterprises with a global presence
  • Senior Management Professional with strong experience in leading internationally distributed teams
  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture approaches including relevant Governance models is a plus
  • Proven experience on senior management level including financial management, people management and program management
  • Proven experience in relevant business processes and partnering with Business and IT
  • Strong network within the field of Information Security
  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking
  • Very solid technical knowledge of IT infrastructure and of IT security tools
  • Superior balance of governance versus business needs as well as communication
  • Sound ITIL knowledge (or COBIT) as well as experience in the application of ISO/IEC 27001/27002 or similar

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 8332 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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