Head of IT Compliance Americas, 18 months contract

Munich Re
17 Mar 2024
14 Apr 2024
Job Type
IT Compliance
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of IT Compliance Americas, 18 months contract

Munich Re is a global market leader in re–insurance, global specialty insurance and digital solutions. New technologies are disrupting the insurance value chain. Our innovative minds in IT spearhead the transformation and make change happen. We support clients with a comprehensive range of insurance and risk management products. Our goal is to become even more digital through the expertise of our IT & Tech specialists, and by leveraging data and insights to support innovation and client service. We are therefore making targeted IT investments and helping our insurance clients and partners to tackle problems in the modern digital world with innovative and forward–looking solutions.
In this role, you will be accountable for managing compliance assessments, the coordination of audits, the identification of new regulatory requirements (together with other departments like compliance and legal), tracking and closing gaps, and compliance status reporting.

Your Job

  • Lead a team of a highly qualified and motivated IT professionals to support the response coordination for internal/external audits globally
  • Drive further development of the Global IT Compliance organization together with the Global Head of IT Compliance and the other IT leaders
  • Effectively collaborate, communicate, educate and influence policy, process and control owners to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with regulatory and other compliance requirements globally
  • Drive effective executive reporting on findings and the closure of gaps
  • Organize the coordination of IT audits
  • Maintain close alignment with IT Risk & Security and other organizational units

Your Profile

  • Successful candidates will possess the following skills/capabilities:
  • Relevant university degree (business administration, legal, information management or a comparable qualification)
  • CISA/CIA or other related certification
  • 10 or more years with experience conducting/responding to internal/external/regulatory audits and designing controls preferred. Experience in the financial services industry a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to process, aggregate and summarize succinctly
  • Strong people management and relationship building skills with experience developing and implementing strategic team goals. Experience coaching highly qualified employees across the organization and inspiring successful team performance preferred.
  • Experience delivering direction and tone from the top, coaching, then equipping and empowering teams
  • Experience influencing horizontally across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Strong strategic, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • High level of assertiveness
  • Strong client focus as well as stakeholder identification and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize appropriately
  • High level of commitment
  • Willingness to travel internationally

About us

As the world's leading reinsurance company with more than 11,000 employees at over 50 locations, Munich Re introduces a paradigm shift in the way you think about insurance. By turning uncertainty into a manageable risk, we enable fundamental change. Join us working on topics today that will concern society tomorrow, whether that be climate change, major construction projects, medical risk assessment or even space travel.
Together we embrace a culture where multiskilled teams dare to think big. We create the new and the different for our clients and cultivate innovation.

Sounds like you? Push boundaries with us and be part of Munich Re.

Together, we engage with everything we have and are, to help humankind act braver and better.

We are pleased to offer our employees great benefits and resources to support their mental, physical and financial wellbeing. These include:

  • An engaging and collaborative environment that promotes continuous learning and development
  • A hybrid work environment that combines weekly in–office and remote days with Meeting–Free lunch hours and Focus Friday afternoons
  • A great compensation package including annual company bonus
  • Market leading company–paid flexible health and dental benefits, starting on your first day
  • Flexible dollars provided by the company to put towards Health Spending Account and/or Wellness Spending Account
  • Immediate participation in DC Pension Plan with an automatic 5% employer contribution, plus optional company match
  • Generous time off including vacation, personal days, unplanned time, Statutory Holidays and company–wide early closure half–days
  • Learning and development programs and resources, including unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, Education Assistance Program and reimbursement for professional fees
  • Maternity, Parental & Adoption Leave top–up program
  • Employee Referral Program, Recognition & Rewards Platform

Munich Re Canada is committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of employment barriers and discrimination. Accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. If you receive a request for an interview and you have a disability which will require an accommodation to support your participation, please consult with Human Resources or contact as soon as practical so that suitable accommodations can be arranged.