Senior Security Officer (f/m/d)

In line with our new “Beyond 2020” Group strategy, Heidelberg Materials is on a mission to become the first industrial tech company in the building materials sector. Our aim is to digitalize our entire value chain to drive efficiency, provide a benchmark experience for our customers, and open up new digital revenue streams for Heidelberg Materials.

To further advance the design, definition and implementation of our security strategy and roadmap in a production-oriented environment, we are looking for a Senior Security Officer (f/m/d).

As Senior Security Officer, you will focus on security related products and processes across all Heidelberg Materials business-lines and act as a trusted advisor to relevant stakeholders in the business departments. You will be responsible for maintaining the live cycle of safety-related products, following trends and cultivating a network of experts in the market.

This role involves taking the responsibility of strategic security projects and ensuring in-time delivery as well as quality, which requires close communication with internal business stakeholders, external vendors and the Director Security.

If you are passionate about this position and eager to tackle intruiging challenges, we can offer you a more than interesting opportunity.

You will report directly to the Heidelberg Materials Director Security (Group CISO). The position is located in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your next challenge

  • Planning, driving & developing Heidelberg Materials global security strategy and roadmap in cooperation with all relevant business lines, stakeholders and the Director Security
  • Taking responsibility of technical implementation projects and responsibility for quality, budget and timeline
  • Steering and being the single-point-of-contact to external partners and vendors in technical implementation projects
  • Taking controll over the design and implementation of security processes and procedures to link people & technology in order to mitigate cybersecurity risks in time, quality and budget
  • Promoting a secure first mindset through training and cross-functional awareness campaigns in Heidelberg Materials
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with security policies and standards across Heidelberg Materials
  • Taking actions to handle, mitigate and respond to security incidents
  • Tight collaboration with other Heidelberg Materials departments to identify and prioritize technical security requirements in alignment with the Heidelberg Materials global security strategy
  • Translate business needs in technical & process requirements inside Heidelberg Materials and design the technical security roadmap of Heidelberg Materials
  • Onboarding, mentoring & training the security junior and expert staff of security team

Your profile

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Business Informatics, Computer Science or a related field and/or relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT-Infrastructure and security in a global and/or production focused environment
  • A minimum of 8 years professional experience in IT, OT and/or security infrastructure
  • Previous experience as an Information Security Officer (ISO) is an advantage
  • Self-Starter mentality with willingness to actively shape the current as well as future global security strategy of Heidelberg Materials
  • Experience to lead an international team and drive international strategic and technical projects
  • Experience in collaboration with nearshore resources is an advantage
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to act as an interface between business departments, the internal IT-departments and the Director Security
  • Security Certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CISA) or willingness to certify
  • Ability to identify, adopt and drive market innovation on the IT security market
  • Good technology-based vendor knowledge and a solid network in the security market
  • Excellent level-appropriate communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent language skills in German and English
  • The candidate must be willing and able to travel up to 40% of the time

Our offer

We are convinced that only those who successfully realize their personal goals can also fully contribute professionally. That's why we offer you attractive benefits, such as:

  • Attractive compensation including Christmas and vacation bonuses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Mobile working within Germany on up to three days per week
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Individual onboarding with participation in the buddy program
  • Support for advanced training and continuing education
  • Company health management (various company sports groups, health and prevention campaigns, company doctor)
  • Ergonomic workstations with height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Employer-sponsored company pension plan
  • Attractive conditions and discounts at our cooperation partners (gyms, banks, online stores, etc.)
  • Job ticket

We look forward to receiving your online application!

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Job description

  • Professional

    Entry level

  • Heidelberg, Germany


  • Full time


  • IT / Digital Transformation


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