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IT Change & Portfolio Consultant / CISO focus in Amsterdam

IT Change & Portfolio... Do you love to operate in a truly international environment, want to be the driving force of bringing tech and banking to the next level? Truly provide digital leadership? Great! Retail Tech would...


IT Change & Portfolio Consultant

Do you love to operate in a truly international environment, want to be the driving force of bringing tech and banking to the next level? Truly provide digital leadership? Great! Retail Tech would like to get in touch!

ING is quickly transforming towards a global orientation versus a fleet of local banks. Technology teams are delivering the best possible solutions and services in the financial sector to millions of appreciated clients in Europe, Asia and Australia. We are growing our own unique Top Engineering culture with the energy and innovation power of a Fintech start-up, we are building an ecosystem for our clients and are ahead in re-inventing our market’s perspective. We are working hard to stay ahead in being a financial innovator. 

An unique role: IT portfolio management with focus on the CISO domain.

Main goal is to primarily support and coordinate activities with the Retail CISO and country CISOs/CIOs across many topics working together with a small multi-disciplinary team.

You will be a driving force to accelerate digital business and cyber security, by getting the tech foundation in place and further drive efficiency.

The Retail CISO leads the CISO community organization-wide and drives the Information Security strategy that protects and secures organizational, customer and employee data and information. The Retail CISO takes overall responsibility for the vision, its tactical translation, facilitation and monitoring of global implementation, while acting on threats, all in the support of achieving the organization's business objectives.

You are expected to bring the (IT) portfolio to the next maturity level: more automation of reporting, streamline governance and communication, further professionalize decision-making and priority setting.

Significant effort is needed to consistently communicate, plan, monitor and evaluate performance in all Retail geographies in the CISO domain.

Occasionally you are requested to lead a project to prepare strategic decision making or implement projects.  The focus of the role however is on functional steering.

The IT Change & Portfolio Consultant is the linking pin between Head Office and the countries to ensure all change targets, scope and conditions within IT are translated to the countries roadmaps, reported out to all stakeholders and pro-actively resolve bottlenecks.  By doing so, we are able to deliver on our strategic goals. The consultant will work closely with the Retail CISO, Retail Change team, Global Transformation Office and the Tech organization to manage all the change within -and with the Retail countries together. The IT Change & Portfolio Consultant has impact on the fundamental transformation ING is facing by strategic portfolio management and benefit Management: owning and managing the global transformation method. Focus is on providing insight, giving guidance and preparation of decision taking by senior management to create alignment between ING group (tech) strategy and (squad) value delivery.

All the change initiatives come together in the Retail Management Team meetings as well as Quarterly Business Review (QBR).

The IT Change & Portfolio Consultant is responsible for:

  • IT portfolio management in the Retail CISO domain. Manages the CISO retail roadmap, the process, delivers content and follows up on output.
  • Contribute to the CISO community and prepares -and follows up on the monthly CISO calls across the retail markets worldwide.
  • Prepares timely decision making for the Retail CISO and/or Retail Tech leadership.
  • Be a driving factor to keep the bank safe and secure.
  • Represent the Retail CISO in meetings when required and deemed appropriate.

Alignment with the local and central teams and bringing the maturity of the IT portfolio to the next level is key.

The organization: Retail Tech

All the IT Delivery is managed within Retail Tech under the direction of the CIO Retail.

The CIO Retail manages the retail countries CIO’s functionally and focuses on bringing these countries closer to our ING goal of one global platform. Next to that he manages the products of Savings, Investments, Retail Lending and Insurance and Business Banking.

The Retail CIO is supported by Chief Architects, CISO, IT Risk, IT Delivery and Security and the CIO Office.

This role is positioned within the CIO office.

About you:

Strategy will only succeed when execution succeeds. We are looking for someone who understands change within an IT company that holds a banking license. Soft skills, organizational –and cultural sensitivity, influencing, combined with the right attitude are key. You have an IT background and ideally have been working within financial services and have some knowledge and experience within the domain of cyber security and IT risk. You understand IT and you understand the business.  

  • You have a Master’s degree.
  • You have a consultant background > 5 years of experience
  • Ideally you did some assignments  in the field of cybersecurity / IT risk
  • You have strong analytical skills and get energy of translating complexity into a clear vision and structure, always looking for ways to improve the status quo. Powerpoint and excel don’t have any secrets anymore.
  • You’re able to focus on details and cut through the complexity
  • Structured and a result-driven/ persistent can-do mentality.
  • You operate independently while being a team player, have a helicopter view.
  • You are easy to work with and have a drive to work in a bank-wide, international environment.
  • You have a personality and the capabilities to optimally function within an Agile environment.
  • You are hands-on, there is no-one to do the work for you.
  • Possess excellent communication skills. Able to get a message across at all levels in the organization. An excellent written and spoken knowledge of English. Dutch is highly valued.

Rewards & benefits  

Rewards and benefits 

We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at  

The benefits of working with us at ING include: 

• A salary tailored to your qualities and experience 

• 24-27 vacation days depending on contract 

• Pension scheme 

• 13th month salary 

• Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary 

• 8% Holiday payment 

• Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities 

• An informal working environment with innovative colleagues 

• Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster 


Contact   Christiaan Westers ( +31613586537)   for more information about this role. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button. 

About us 

With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today. 

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