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Armonk, NY, US

Group Security Risk Analyst


Group Security Risk Analyst 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?




The candidate supports the Americas Group Security Manager in ensuring offices are compliant with our safety & security, business continuity, and incident management Group requirements for offices in North and South America. He/she reviews the location safety/security setup, business continuity preparedness, and incident management arrangements, performing the 2nd line of defence assurance activities. He/she also delivers on new initiatives designed to strengthen our Operating Model covering BCM, Safety & Security and Incident Management, and offers advice, assistance, and training as needed.


The Group Security Risk Analyst identifies potential issues that could threaten the Swiss Re Group and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response.


He/she reports to the Group Security Manager Americas.


About the Role


Business Continuity Management / Operational Resilience

  • Provides BCM and emergency staff notification systems training to new and existing users
  • Conducts annual reviews of BC plans in the Americas to verify adherence to Group Policy
  • Provides guidance and support to Location Business Continuity Managers in developing and maintaining their BC plans
  • Provides independent assurance over BC plans
  • Facilitates knowledge exchange and staffing of the region-specific Business Continuity Managers network.
  • Monitors developments in the risk landscape in the Americas, and assists locations in developing preventive, protective and post-event mitigation measures.
  • Generates periodic and ad-hoc reports


Safety & Security

  • Co-ordinates, trains and supports the safety/security organization for Swiss Re locations in the Americas.
  • Is involved in setting up local security concepts for large events.
  • Is involved in providing consultancy in construction projects in his/her region.
  • Assesses security related information to determine the probability/impact on Swiss Re operations in order to develop appropriate preventive measures.


Incident Management

  • Is involved in conducting incident management exercises with location Incident Management Teams.
  • Supports Incident Management Teams and Location Heads and takes an active part during actual incidents and business disruptions.
  • Evaluates incidents and provides lessons learned from a governance perspective.
  • Assists with internal and external security investigations that arise from internal incidents

Compliance and controlling activities

  • Monitors adherence to relevant policies and standards (e.g. safety and security, business continuity, event and travel security
  • Conducts risk-based on-site safety/security and business continuity reviews, resulting in the issuing of issues and subsequently ensuring their remediation
  • Issues recommendations for incident preparedness and response improvements.
  • Analyses operational reports and proposes remediation actions


Representation activities

  • Represents Swiss Re in safety/security and business continuity management related professional associations in the Americas.
  • Interacts as necessary with intelligence services and private/public sector organisations in the Americas


About the Team

You will join an experienced global team of Group Security professionals.

  • Team responsible for safety/security and business continuity group-wide, i.e. more than 80 locations in 30+ countries
  • Diverse, multicultural, and spread over the globe with team members in the USA, Singapore, UK and Switzerland
  • Extensive knowhow in safety/security, business continuity and incident management
  • Solution and client-oriented mindset and “getting things done” attitude
  • Collaborates globally using state of the art tools and platforms


About You


You have

  • A diploma or degree in a safety/security, business continuity or incident management discipline is a plus
  • A certification by a professional organization plus a minimum of 1-3 years of professional-level experience in safety/security, business continuity and incident management
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English; spoken Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage
  • A deep understanding of digital technologies, e.g. mobile apps, mass notification, and training tools
  • Experience in incident and business continuity management (exercises and real incidents), including use of IT tools
  • A strong ability to visualize and explain issues to wider audiences, including business stakeholders
  • Experience in working with the MS Office Suite, especially Excel, Sharepoint and Teams
  • Ability to travel - including international


You are

  • Self-reliant and diligent work style, with flexible attitude towards varying workloads and occasional overtime.
  • A collaborative, engaging, positive team player
  • Willing to share your sometimes differing perspective and to challenge
  • Highly independent in your area of expertise
  • A fast learner and good listener
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Interested in keeping abreast and maintaining situational awareness of relevant developments
  • Able to deal with ambiguity, navigate uncertainty and be flexible
  • Client, service and solution-oriented, but nevertheless a critical (or independent) thinker
  • A skilled negotiator and facilitator
  • At ease liaising at all hierarchical levels
  • Proactive, confident, with high integrity
  • Committed to high quality outcomes, even under pressure


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


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