Director, Security Audit and GRC

| Palo Alto, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 187,500-322,000 Annually
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Navan, the No. 1 Corporate Travel and Expense Management App, is looking for a Director of Security Audit and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) to join our dynamic team. This role is critical in ensuring that our innovative technology and world-class customer support are backed by the highest standards of security and compliance. Reporting to the Head of Security, this position will play a key role in safeguarding our company's information assets and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and execute a comprehensive security audit and GRC strategy that aligns with Navan's business goals.
  • Security Audits: Manage and oversee all aspects of security audits, both internal and external, to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Risk Management: Implement a robust risk management framework to identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks associated with IT, information security and third-party.
  • Compliance Management: Ensure that Navan adheres to all relevant laws, regulations, and standards, such as SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, and GDPR.
  • Policy Development: Craft and maintain security policies, standards, and procedures to protect company assets and data.
  • Sales Support: Build and maintain a comprehensive program to support enterprise sales, succinctly communicating our operating model and security posture. 
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership on security and risk management issues and promote security awareness across the organization.
  • Security Awareness: Actively promotes security awareness via training, phishing simulations, newsletters. Knowledge base and more.
  • Security Governance: Develop metrics to track the effectiveness and maturity of the security program. Identify areas for improvement and implement changes for ongoing optimization.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience: At least 10 years in information security with 5+ years in a leadership role managing security audit and GRC functions.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Certifications: Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • Skills: Exceptional leadership, communication, analytical, and technical skills, with a deep understanding of IT infrastructure and cloud security principles.

The posted pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the compensation for this position and is subject to change based on business need. To determine a successful candidate’s starting pay, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and experience, market demands, and internal parity.
For roles with on-target-earnings (OTE), the pay range includes both base salary and target incentive compensation. Target incentive compensation for some roles may include a ramping draw period. Compensation is higher for those who exceed targets. Candidates may receive more information from the recruiter.

Pay Range

$187,500$322,000 USD

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3045 Park Blvd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

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What are Navan Perks + Benefits

Navan Benefits Overview

Our Benefits

We realize benefits are important as they support keeping you at your best at all times. Our benefits are here for you if you get sick or hurt, help you save for now and later, encourage you to take time off work and travel, and provide perks specific to being a Navan employee both in and out of the office.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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