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Global Head of People Security


We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to join our Group Security Team. As the Head of People Security,  you will report to the Group Chief Security Officer, be a member of the Group Safety and Security Council and be responsible for implementing and managing comprehensive security programs to protect Zurich personnel and assets world-wide. This role requires a security professional with 10+ years’ experience gained in a global corporate environment and relevant education, e.g. a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or similar qualification. 

What you will do 

Implement strategies for assigned security workstreams to safeguard our company's people, assets, and operations in alignment with corporate security objectives and industry best practices. This includes designing security policies and procedures, providing training, monitoring implementation and executing operational security measures where required:


  • Executive protection: Develop. oversee and execute executive protection programs, including threat assessments, security details, and travel security protocols. Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure the safety of key executives and Zurich personnel at risk. 

  • Event Security: Develop, oversee, and execute event security programs, including risk analyses and protection measures. 

  • Travel Security: Develop, oversee, and execute a travel security program for our company's business travellers, including providing threat analyses, travel advice and responding to travel emergencies.

Integral part of this role will be to:


  • Lead a small team, providing guidance, support, and mentorship. Foster a high-performance culture, encourage professional development, and conduct performance evaluations. Build strong cross-functional relationships within the organization.

  • Develop and deliver security awareness programs to educate employees on security best practices and ensure a culture of security consciousness.

  • Stay up to date with security regulations and standards applicable to the insurance industry. Ensure compliance with legal requirements, industry guidelines, and internal policies. 

  • Monitor relationships with security service providers, consultants, and technology vendors. Evaluate vendor performance, negotiate contracts, and ensure service level agreements are met. 

  • Maintain strong relationships with blue light organizations in Switzerland.


What you bring


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as security management, criminal justice, or business administration is preferred. 

  • Proven experience in security management, preferably in a global insurance company or related financial institution. 

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in applying security risk management techniques.

  • In-depth understanding of executive protection, event security, travel security, physical security. 

  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team. 

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.  

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities in high-pressure situations. 

  • Availability to travel as required. 

  • Fluency in German and English is a must. 

  • Security certifications, e.g. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or similar.

  • Join our global insurance company as the Head of People Security, and contribute your expertise to safeguarding our organization, protecting our valuable assets, and ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees.


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. 


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Cameron Bleach

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