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We have an exciting opportunity as:

Senior Manager Security Audit & Risk Management (all genders welcome)

at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Job mission:
Under the direction of Information Security Management, the Security Manager for Information Security will report to the Information Security Head and be a key member of the Information Security Team.

This important role will coordinate the cyber security review of company either directly or through IT service providers. This includes conducting security risk assessments, identifying threats and vulnerabilities, and presenting recommendations to the company, subsidiaries, affiliate companies and vendors. This position will also help ensure company compliance with local and global information security policies as well as responding to requests for evidence from internal and external auditors.

Your responsibilities:

  • Coordinates security trainings & audits for organizations under Kia EU's jurisdiction, including but not limited to, Kia EU headquarters, subsidiary companies, affiliated companies and vendors. (50%)

  • Works closely with Privacy attorney to comply with current and emerging privacy laws and regulations to support privacy data lineage and leakage prevention activities. (30%)

  • Provides security consulting services to key stakeholders such as Legal, DPO (Data Protection Officer) and P&O. (10%)

  • Prepares and responds to security audits including the annual Kia HQ security assessment.  Works with Kia business units and IT service providers to gather evidence in response to audit requests. (10%)

  • Coordinate a rapid and effective cross-sectional response and investigation to incidents, involving various teams as needed.

  • Compliance Security responsibilities include:

    • Coordinating establishment of security trainings & audits for organizations under Kia EU's jurisdiction

    • Supporting privacy compliance activities such as privacy data lineage management and leakage prevention

    • Providing consultation to internal business units including data privacy

    • Coordinating security audits including Kia HQ's

  • IT Security responsibilities include:

    • Conducting security awareness activities including newsletters and user training

    • Conducting security awareness activities including newsletters and user training

    • Coordinating response to security threats such as phishing attacks

    • Coordinating risk analysis of IT systems

Your talents:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparative experience with emphasis on information security

  • Advanced degree and/or certification(s) in cyber security a plus

  • 5 years of experience in an organization with mature security processes

  • 3 years of experience as a security auditor

  • Familiar with privacy regulations and compliance requirements

  • Familiar with the information security auditing process and evidence collection

  • Exposure to ISO 27001, NIST 800-53 and/or other ISMS controls

  • Be proactive attitude, self-motivated, and lead team to multiple concurrent solutions.

  • High-level organizational, planning, analytical, and technical skills.

  • Excellent customer service ability and strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in evaluating and enhancing systems support operations through effective leadership in process improvement.

  • Capability to oversee external IT vendors, ensuring the development and delivery of related products, programs, and services meet high standards.

  • Strong ability to assess requests from various business units and offer well-founded recommendations to senior management.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently, consistently executing responsibilities with a high level of reliability.

  • Effective collaboration skills, with the ability to work harmoniously as part of a diverse team pursuing multiple and complex objectives.

Who are we?

Kia is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been building motorcycles, cars and trucks for more than 75 years.

Kia is now spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles, developing a growing range of mobility services while encouraging millions of people to explore the best ways of getting around. Our brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects our commitment to inspire consumers through our products and services.

Kia Europe is the European sales and manufacturing arm of Kia Corporation. From our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, we lead 39 markets across Europe and the Caucasus, employing more than 5,500 persons, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Zilina, Slovakia.

Our headquarter is home to 37 different nationalities and this diversity is truly inspiring! This means that every day at Kia is an opportunity to learn something new and to grow personally and professionally. The mix of ambitious and dynamic employees from all over the world is the fuel to our success. Do you have what it takes to join our team? We are looking forward to getting to know you!

You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:

  • A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations

  • Playing an active and important part in the development of Kia in Europe.

  • Developing new frameworks and solutions

  • Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute

  • A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more

If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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