IT Governance & Risk Manager (f/m/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

wefox is a world-leading insurtech company driven by a single purpose: to enable people to be safe by making insurance 10 times better through technology. Together with more than 1300 employees in 8 locations across Europe, we are on a mission to give the world easy access to digital insurance solutions.

We provide our customers with 360-degree advice through our network of advisors and optimise each individual’s risk coverage by offering innovative prevention, assistance, and insurance products. We integrate the extensive know-how built up in the individual countries and the exchange of experience to build strong expertise among the wefox technology experts in our Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Paris, and Milan.

We are looking for our next IT Governance & Risk Manager to play a critical role in establishing and maintaining IT global controls within Wefox. This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring IT governance policies, procedures, and standards to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. The IT Governance Manager will work closely with Business Systems Owners to ensure adherence to these controls, helping to safeguard our information assets and ensure the reliability and security of our IT systems.

In this role you wil:

  • IT Global Controls Development: Develop and maintain comprehensive IT governance controls, policies, and procedures to meet regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Compliance Oversight: Collaborate with Business Systems Owners to ensure compliance with established IT governance controls, providing guidance and support as necessary.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify and assess IT-related risks, vulnerabilities, and threats and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Monitoring and Assessing: Regularly monitor and self-assess IT processes, controls, and systems to identify deficiencies and recommend improvements.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of IT governance policies, procedures, and control frameworks.
  • Training and Awareness: Provide training and guidance to staff and Business Systems Owners on IT governance principles and best practices.
  • Incident Response: Assist in developing and implementing incident response plans related to IT governance and security breaches.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously assess and improve IT governance practices to enhance the organization's ability to manage risks effectively.
  • Define, monitor and follow up on key IT performance metrics (KPIs), providing regular updates to senior management and the board of directors.

What you bring:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar position or role.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. A master's degree or relevant certification (e.g. CISM) is a plus.
  • Proven experience in IT governance, risk management, or compliance roles.
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements related to IT governance and security (e.g. COBIT, ITIL or ISO27001)
  • Insurance industry related knowledge/experience is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and data integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Project management skills are a plus.
  • Experience using tools like OneTrust, Signavio and Jira is a plus.

What we offer:

Now, we’ve gotten to the fun part, the part where you get to brag about your company, those perks your friends are so jealous of!

Here are some of them*:

  • Flexible working hours including hybrid working.
  • A stack of the latest technologies and working gadgets.
  • Training and Coaching opportunities.
  • Free coffee, fruit and snacks, because we need fuel!

If you love a less-formal work environment, flexible paid time off, a great compensation package and benefits offering - and most of all, being the authentic you, get in touch, we want to meet you!

To all the misunderstood geniuses, rebels and mavericks looking to change the world for the better. Come work with us!

* Additional Benefits vary between countries and can be explained in more detail by a TA Partner.

Your contact person for this role is Shivani Bhardwaj.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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