CISO Director

CISO Director.

CISO Director

Zürich

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CHF200000 - CHF500000 per year

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Permanent

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Consulting

CISO Director Opportunity

A Leading Global Consulting Firm seeks a highly qualified CISO Director to join their Risk & Compliance team.

This firm is renowned for achieving exceptional results for its clients. They leverage deep expertise to deliver immediate and sustainable solutions in critical situations. With a network of 2,500 professionals across 25 offices worldwide, they support clients in navigating complex challenges.

The Role

The demand for effective governance and compliance is constantly evolving. New regulations, audits, and economic shifts create both regulatory and operational hurdles for companies. You'll lead the Risk & Compliance team in helping organizations overcome these challenges by developing and implementing practical solutions within tight deadlines.

You'll Be the Bridge

In this crucial leadership role, you won't just be a compliance expert - you'll be the bridge between the technical aspects of risk and compliance and the strategic needs of C-level management. You'll translate complex regulations into actionable insights and solutions that resonate with senior leadership.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A seasoned professional with a proven track record of success in leading and managing a Risk & Compliance team.
  • A top performer with a passion for driving results through initiative and strategic thinking.
  • A critical thinker with a strong problem-solving mindset and a deep understanding of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • A change agent with the ability to champion and implement new security protocols and compliance processes.
  • Possess an engineering degree that provides a strong foundation in technical concepts.
  • Hold an MBA in Business to complement your technical expertise with strategic thinking and business acumen.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in:
    • Leading a Risk & Compliance or Information Security team
    • Top-tier management consulting (security focus)
    • Corporate Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role
  • Experience in regulatory-driven transformation programs (e.g., ESG, AML) and organizational design is a plus.
  • A deep understanding of cybersecurity regulations and the ability to translate them into actionable solutions for long-term success is essential.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage multi-streamed projects, delegate tasks effectively, and motivate a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You thrive in interdisciplinary and international environments.
  • A highly educated professional with a Master's degree or equivalent from a leading university.
  • Fluent in German and English, with additional languages a plus.
  • A strong willingness to travel under our hybrid travel model.
  • A current passport holder with citizenship and/or a work permit for Switzerland.

Why Join This Firm

Join a results-oriented, fast-paced, and pragmatic environment. Lead a high-performing team and collaborate directly with decision-makers. We offer a competitive salary package, comprehensive benefits, and access to various employee resource groups.

Be part of a leading global consulting firm and make a significant impact on our clients' cybersecurity posture.

Darwin Recruitment AG is a Zurich based, SECO licensed, privately owned subsidiary of Darwin Professional Staffing Group Ltd (a Global IT Recruitment Consultancy).

Darwin Recruitment AG manages client relationships whilst also utilising Darwin Professional Staffing Group databases and networks to source Candidates and fulfil client requests.

We do not ask for a placement fee from Candidates/Employees.

If you wish to contact a specialist regarding this role, or your job search in general, please contact +41 (0)43 456 29 09

Laura Cannon

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