Reference Code:  74183

Head of Identity and Access Management


Meyrin, GE, CH


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.



The Head of Identity & Access Management will oversee identities platforms that integrate with on-premises and multi-cloud applications in multi-tier and complex environment/architectures. The primary focus of this position being on supporting the standardization of our technology ecosystem, by providing automated user provisioning, X-Based Access Control (xBAC), Privileged Access Management, Just-in-time, Just-Enough, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Segregation of Duties (SOD) capabilities (including cross-platform SOD).


The Head of IAM will be playing a key role in animating and contributing to the IAM community of practices (“CoP”), involving all the key stakeholders and contributors from an access management perspective and to ensure the consistency of Richemont’s access management (including privileged access management, sensitive access,..) principles to be enforced across the technology stack.


The Head of IAM will be working with business functions, Technology teams and Richemont’s security organisation to promote, support and operate Identity Governance and Administration services. Richemont focuses on improving the users’ experiences by designing and operating low-friction processes for internal and external while lowering cyber security risks. The position will be accountable to Business and Technology Management for end-to-end application scoping, planning, development, implementation and post-implementation maintenance and support.


The Head of IAM is responsible for going from a vision through design, build and run a strategy, implement State-Of-The-Art solutions that are user-friendly for our users, provide self-service capabilities and ensure extremely high level of security in a zero-trust architecture level.


Responsibilities include

  • Directs and develop the Richemont IAM & PAM Strategy that support business goals in alignment with our security and different compliance requirements
  • Create and sustain short and long-term roadmaps for IAM technology implementation across the Group
  • Engage with architecture teams and business representatives to align roadmaps with target state architecture
  • Lead the design and architecture of Identity and Access Management solutions
  • Engage with business and IT stakeholders to understand IAM requirements for new solutions and identify improvement opportunities
  • Assess and manage risks to the effectiveness and security of the IAM system
  • Day to day management of a multi-cultural team of talented architects and engineers based in Switzerland, United States and Hong Kong


Technical responsibilities include in the role:

  • Certificate management
  • Digital key management & Storage
  • MFA
  • Secrets Management
  • Identity Governance and administration
  • Access Management (including Segregation of Duties, access to sensitive information)
  • Privileged Access Management
  • Zero Trust
  • OT/IoT




  • You have a higher-education degree in computer science (University, HES/ETS) or comparable practical experience
  • 5-10 years of overall experience in a multinational company
  • Strong experience in team management
  • You have excellent knowledge of Cyber Security, IAM & PAM concepts and solution
  • You have strong technology skills, able to analyse data for reporting purposes and follow work instruction
  • Good knowledge of cloud strategies, platforms and applications
  • Good knowledge of Identity & Access governance products like Saviynt
  • You have strong experience with the following technologies: Active Directory, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), Authentication services,  (SAML, SSO, OAuth, Kerberos, LDAP, FIDO, SCIM ...)
  • Strong knowledge in applying cyber security principles such as Least Privilege and Separation of Duties in a multi-platform context.
  • You are fluent (written and spoken) in English, French is a big plus