Financial Sector Cyber Security Strategy Manager

As we grow our Cyber Security, Forensics & Privacy practice (currently with over 150 professionals in the Netherlands), we are looking for an experienced cyber security manager with Financial Sector background who is as passionate as we are about keeping this vital sector safe and secure.

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What you are going to do: 

As a security strategy manager, you work with our financial sector clients to define the key strategic imperatives for security, translate them into initiatives to be implemented and design the right organization structure (security operating model) to enable execution of these initiatives. You manage the consultants in your team to get the job done. Working together with the senior executives of our clients, you help ensure that security serves as an enabler to the rest of the organization and help gain visibility on the effectiveness of security through facilitation of management insights and reporting. 

You recognize yourself in the following: 

  • 6-9 years’ experience in Cybersecurity, Information governance and Financial Services is desired; 
  • Strong in stakeholder engagement and influence, reaching alignment on the best way forward in stakeholder groups with differing perspectives; 
  • Good experience analyzing security threats and risks from a business perspective, and the measures needed to mitigate them, both at organizational and technical level; 
  • Knowledge of existing approaches and experience defining security governance structures, processes, and operating models; 
  • Knowledge of methods, best practices and standards in the field of security, such as NIST CSF, ISO27k, DNB GP, DORA and guidelines from EBA, EIOPA and ESMA; 
  • Broad experience/exposure to different security domains with deep knowledge on some (we do not place specific requirements on which areas you need to have depth in); 
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to provide structure and communicate complex terms in clear simple language, both orally (conversations, presentations) and written (writing of sound reports, appropriate to the target group and tailored to the needs of the client); 
  • You have a BSc, MSc or equivalent degree; 
  • You have excellent command of English (must have) and Dutch (strong preference); 
  • Prior experience in a CISO support, security operations, three lines of defense, security strategy, or security product management role is a plus. 

What are we offering? 

At PwC, you will have the opportunity to be yourself, get the best out of yourself in a high-performance organisation and grow within our global network. As part of our team we offer: 

  • A competitive salary, permanent contract, attractive pension plan and the opportunity to grow rapidly; 
  • Customised training for professional growth and leadership development; 
  • Motivating work environment where collaboration with ambitious colleagues and recognition for your contributions are highly valued; 
  • Comprehensive benefits including "well-being budget" for physical and mental health; 
  • Flexibility of hybrid working, including ergonomic home office and fixed expense allowance including internet allowance; 
  • Attractive mobility options, including electric lease car, car waiver allowance and the possibility of using different shared transport providers; 
  • Fun extras such as various informal company activities; 
  • 32 vacation days per year. 

Getting started at PwC 

Are you interested in this vacancy and do you meet the requirements? Then let us know what motivates you and fill in your details. After we’ve received your application,  

  • You’ll immediately receive confirmation in your inbox; 
  • If your qualifications match the profile that we have in mind, then we’ll contact you within two weeks for a short introduction meeting; 
  • If everyone is enthusiastic, we’ll schedule an online assessment. Depending on the result, you'll receive an invitation for an initial interview. Click here for more information about the application process. 

If you would like more detailed information about this position at PwC, don't hesitate to contact us! Kali Karrar will be happy to help you via e-mail,


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