(Senior) Cyber Security Advisor (m/f/d)

Knauf IT
Germany - Kitzingen (near Würzburg)

We are on an exciting journey building a digital environment for the Knauf Group that is as groundbreaking as our products for the construction industry. If you are looking for a global impact that is shaped by values such as entrepreneurship, commitment, partnership and Menschlichkeit, this could be the ideal challenge for you.

What you'll do

  • Globally responsible for Cyber Security as a key member of the Information Security organization
  • Provide security guidance to IT and business on how to adhere to security regulations and information security risk management, including projects, processes and technology
  • Take a broad view of Knauf's information security environment and assess how to best apply procedures, policies and practices to security and business objectives.
  • Recommend security controls, identify solutions that support Knauf's objectives and provide specialist advice and approaches across teams and various stakeholders.
  • Strengthen Knauf's cyber security by fostering a security culture and advising business and IT on how to secure Knauf and enable business requirements and goals.
  • Provide advice on security-related technologies and assess the risk associated with proposed changes, while inspiring and influencing others to execute security principles

Who you are

  • A degree in computer science, information security or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in IT or information security, with at least 2 years in an advisory role
  • Extensive knowledge of security frameworks (e.g., ISO 27k, NIST CSF, CIS, BSI 100/200-x, TOGAF, SABSA, OSA), IT technologies, or IT security best practices
  • Experience with certifications (e.g., CISSP, ISSAP, CRTSA, CNDA, GDSA, CSSA) is preferred
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to maintain a positive working relationship and clearly articulate complex topics
  • Fluent in English, with German language skills a plus


We all shape our lives in our own way. As an employer, we are an important part that indirectly supports this with a wide range of offers, as well as providing security and reliability for all employees. This includes, among other things:

  • Security: Permanent employment contract in a stable, successful family owned business
  • Flexibility: 38 working hours per week, 30 days of vacation, special leave for certain occasions, flextime account and a wide time window for flexible working and weekly home office days
  • Fitness and health: Discounts on various sports and leisure activities, active health promotion, company doctor, occupational safety, and more
  • Time Savings: Private parking and direct access to public transport (train, bus)
  • Future Planning: Support for capital-forming benefits and offers for personal retirement provisions
  • Feel Welcome: Welcome days and individual onboarding, company and team events
  • Personal career and career development: Individual support for extra-occupational studies, further education and training courses
  • Benefits and vouchers: Employee vouchers and discounts with well-known brands as well as discounted employee purchasing
  • E-bike leasing: Utilizing tax benefits while promoting your own health at the same time
  • Relocation Support
  • Inspiring work environment: Our newly designed New Work office offers you an environment that fosters creativity and productivity. We love coming together as a team here!

Knauf as an employer

Knauf is an international market leader in the building materials' industry. About 42,500 employees at over 300 locations worldwide generate a turnover of over 15,6 billion euros. The foundation of our success as family business are our corporate values of humanity, partnership, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit. As a subsidiary, Knauf Digital GmbH has the mandate to drive commercial excellence through digitalization for all companies of the Knauf Group globally. Our mission is to rethink what it means to provide value to our customers and thereby drive growth for our businesses around the world.

The Knauf Group is a proud equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working environment and therefore base all our employment selection decisions, within all aspects of our business, on experience, skill, and integrity. We strongly encourage applicants from all walks of life to apply for our positions, irrespective of age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, origin, religion, etc.


Cyber Security & Privacy


Germany - Kitzingen (near Würzburg)

Remote status

Hybrid Remote

Employment type


About Knauf IT

Knauf IT is a driving force behind the global growth and digital transformation of the family-owned Knauf Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of building materials. More than 500 experts at Knauf IT are supporting 42,500 employees and the customers of the Knauf Group with modern IT solutions and services at over 300 locations worldwide. Our corporate values of humanity, partnership, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit form the basis for the successful growth to more than 15,6 billion Euro annual sales.

Founded in 1932

Co-workers 42,500

Turnover 15.6 bn Euro