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Senior Manager/ Associate Director - Cyber Security

KPMG New Zealand, Wellington

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KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow.

Cyber Security Consulting is a multi-disciplinary team that operates in an exciting and constantly changing environment. Our specialist team offer a broad range of services to support our clients by helping manage and respond to constantly evolving cyber threats:

Strategy and governance: cyber maturity assessments, third party risk services, Virtual CISO on Demand, compliance assessments (e.g. PCI DSS, ISO 27001, SOC 2), security strategy development, security framework development, privacy assessments, security metrics and reporting.
Transformation: security program delivery, security architecture design and review, identity and access management, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), security operations services.
Cyber defence: penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, pre/post implementation controls reviews, cloud security services, disaster recovery and business continuity, insider threat services, security analytics, IoT security services.
— Cyber response: threat hunting, cyber response maturity assessments, incident response, threat intelligence.


The opportunity:

  • We have opportunities available at Senior Manager / Associate Director level in our Cyber Security team, where you'll have responsibility for the successful delivery of engagements and management of staff and client relationships. You'll also contribute to the growth of the business through identification of new business opportunities.
  • To be successful in this role, you'll have a broad background in cyber security including technical and non-technical skills in areas such as: security operations, security architecture, including cloud security architecture, security risk management, cyber incident response, certification and accreditation, security governance and management.
  • We are looking for candidates with experience protecting industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure and key resource sectors such as electric power, oil & gas, water, chemical, and critical manufacturing. 

Day to day you will:

  • Plan, manage and deliver cyber security advisory and assurance engagements across a broad range of domains to help clients manage the evolving cyber security threat landscape.
  • Successfully engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and an ability to bring people together, develop meaningful relationships, integrate services and work collaboratively with a team of experts across the wider consulting teams.
  • Apply your excellent client service mind-set, business development skills will allow you to add value and build long term relationships with clients, identifying opportunities and pursuing them, developing thought leadership, leading client proposals and developing team capabilities.
  • Build the reputation of KPMG through the quality of your work, expertise and judgement as well as innovative approaches. 
  • Be comfortable with working at pace with a high attention to detail across multiple projects at once.

What you'll bring to our team:

  • Five or more years’ experience in Security Architecture/Agile Security
  • Broad practical experience in helping organisations manage their cyber security risks in areas such as security architecture, security risk management, security governance, security strategy, security incident management, and vulnerability management.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and professional qualifications e.g. CISSP, SABSA Chartered Security Architect, CISM.
  • Experience managing a broad range of people (at different levels), from across service lines both inside and outside of your area of technical expertise.
  • You demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to identify and seize opportunities to enhance revenue.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with an ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Driven and enthusiastic with a 'can-do' attitude and a strong sense of ownership to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion.
  • An ability to stand back and take a holistic view and articulate a future vision; and the skills needed to execute it.

The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of ICS fundamentals including but not limited to:

  • Distributed control system (DCS) and supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) architecture and the role of common system components;
  • Understanding of ICS design considerations with emphasis on human safety and the availability/security of operating environment;
  • Knowledge of IT and OT security best practices and understanding of the differences;
  • Understanding of protocols common in ICS environments;
  • Preparation, review, and maintenance of documents, policies, and standards governing the security operations for ICS equipment and networks.
Life at KPMG

We offer rewarding careers to talented individuals and a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance. As a KPMG employee, we will offer you:

- Hybrid Working – a mix of working in the office and at home to enhance your work/life balance
- Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
- Access to ‘[email protected]’ – 18 weeks’ paid flexible leave for all new parents - primary and secondary carers
- Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, with bespoke learning pathways for all employees.
- Discounts on a range of lifestyle goods and services.
- Opportunity to join any of our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity networks as a participant and ally.
- Opportunity to join our Social club and enjoy activities such as cooking classes, painting, quiz nights and more.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice for all, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people nationwide.

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To be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, you should be a New Zealand citizen / resident or Australian citizen / permanent resident; or alternatively you must hold a valid work visa for New Zealand. Please check the New Zealand Immigration website for the most up to date information.

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About KPMG New Zealand

About Overview At KPMG, we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand – for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s why we’re passionate about helping New Zealand’s businesses succeed, the public sector to achieve more, and our communities to grow. This is more than a goal - it’s our reason for being. What we do At KPMG we work shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients – providing deep expertise that delivers real results. They trust us to deliver the kind of targeted advice, technical knowledge and industry insights that help them manage risk and embrace opportunities. Our nationwide team of 1,000+ professionals work with private businesses, publicly-listed companies, Government and public sector organisations, and not-for-profits. We provide professional services across Audit, Tax and Advisory. In addition, our Enterprise team works with SMEs and family-owned businesses with ambitions to grow. Our people are based in all the major centres, plus a number of key regions; including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Ashburton and Timaru. Locally-owned, globally-focused We’re proud to be the only ‘big 4’ partnership that’s New Zealand-owned – while also giving our clients access to the impressive depth of resources within KPMG’s global network. Worldwide, KPMG operates in 152 countries; employing 189,000 people in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (”KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. We believe in fuelling prosperity, for New Zealand, for all New Zealanders.

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