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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Senior IT Risk and Audit Analyst

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with kindness and humility, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. Dive into varied, flexible, and stimulating environments. Meet empowered professionals to partner with, befriend, and stretch your skills alongside. Every day, your energy, your creativity, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.  

Senior IT Risk and Audit Analyst - your future role?


As a Senior IT Risk and Audit Analyst, you will report to the Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager, you will conduct independent comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, technical operational and security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system to determine the overall effectiveness of the capabilities and controls. You will also be responsible for the management of the Internal and External Audits involving the IT function.

This role is open to multiple Givaudan locations.



In this role you will:


Risk Management



  • Track and manage risk by developing and maintaining a risk register and linking it to responsible groups within the organization and the critical assets list.
  • Liaise with staff from various teams communicating security issues and responding to requests for assistance and information.
  • Proposes new standards, tools, policies and procedures to improve security, compliance & risk management activities.
  • Identify, assess, measure and monitor information technology risk by performing hands-on risk assessments.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative risk assessments and help to analyze risk tools, processes, and other resources to enable decision-making and aid in risk mitigation.
  • Assist with the verification that application software/network/system security and control postures are implemented as stated, document deviations, and recommend required actions to correct those deviations.
  • Identify and communicate recommended security and control deficiencies for business units.
  • Work with technology and business teams to develop and document risk mitigation action plans, along with recommendations to reduce information security risk within their areas.
  • Maintain assessment criteria of applications & systems for measuring compliance of company policies, procedures, standards, security training programs, technical infrastructure, applications and development efforts against defined compliance baselines.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of emerging trends in information security risks; apply new techniques and trends, in in-line with overall information security objectives and risk tolerance
  • Support in defining key risk indicators, gathering metrics and analyzing the effectiveness of InfoSec programs and policies.


Internal and External Audit management

  • Liaise with auditors and internal IT stakeholders to build and plan the yearly audit schedule.
  • Act as a single point of contact for all audits involving IT to :
    • Identify IT stakeholders who must be involved in the audit
    • Ensure timely delivery and quality of audit evidence
    • Support and organize audits logistic
  • Ensure continuous optimization of audit management
  • Coordinate audit, identity IT stakeholders to involve and manage agenda
  • Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.
  • Help ensure that plans of action and milestones or remediation plans are in place for remediation tasks identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
  • Creates a framework to track the progress of the remediation plans; reports deficiencies and anticipates recurring failures
  • Follow up on the status of the Open Recommendations; collect updates from the stakeholders, reports and maintain the status the Audit Management tool


Your professional profile includes:


  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Information Security
  • 4 years+ of risk management experience
  • Good ability to manage and report on multiple projects, prioritize efforts, manage time effectively, and require minimal supervision in the execution
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical and investigative skills combined with the ability to develop creative solutions and navigate through ambiguity in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Awareness of best practices, information security risk management, and industry trends
  • Great teammate, collaborating well with others to solve problems in a team-focused dynamic
  • Excellent written and communications skills, as well as good interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Professional information security related certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC or equivalent)

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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