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IKEA Franchise is looking for an Information Security and Data Privacy Leader!

Delft, Zuid-Holland - Utforsk stedet IT og digitale løsninger Heltid


At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them? 

We are looking for someone who will be part of developing and leading the agenda for information security and data privacy for Core Business Franchise. As part of the Franchise Information Security and Data Privacy team, you will together with your peers, continuously improve Information Security and Data Privacy strategy and plans for Core Business Franchise and IKEA. You will engage with stakeholders across the organisation, nurturing a security-by-design culture, trusted data and applications and monitor risks and improvement plans. With your broad knowledge, you will be a big contributor to the protection and strengthening of the IKEA Brand and trademark, developing and implementing frameworks, best practices and communities of practice in Core Business Franchise.

Together with your peers across IKEA, you will define and roll-out information security and data privacy approaches and ways of working in one or more of the areas: IT risk and compliance, business continuity and data and application security.

More specifically, in this role you will:

  • Assess business impact and risks related to information security and privacy; agree and monitor remediation plans
  • Be the expert in one or more of the areas of information security and privacy to identify, prevent, and respond to risks and incidents
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders in the organisation/business as well as franchisees to drive topics related to information security and data privacy by providing expertise, best practices, training and hands-on support
  • Be able to lead the topic of information security and privacy, with deep knowledge in one or more areas, such as those related to business continuity management, and/or IT Risk management and compliance
  • Be an active member of the Core Business Franchise Information Security and Data Privacy team and IKEA digital community.
  • Contribute to further develop the Inter IKEA Group frameworks, standards and best practices related to one or more areas, such as information security and data privacy, business continuity and/or IT risk management 
  • At any time, act as an ambassador of IKEA values and role model for fact-based business leadership
  • Contribute to professional and long term relationship with franchisees and other IKEA companies through IKEA way of doing business, based on co-operation, trust and transparency. 
  • Work closely together with peers across the totality of Inter IKEA and across IKEA to strengthen and contribute to a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer.

In this role you will report to our Information Security and Data Privacy Manager in IKEA Franchise and work closely with colleagues across Inter IKEA Group to lead towards uniformity and commonality, contributing to the Inter IKEA security and privacy approach to secure IKEA in a connected value chain. 

To be successful in the role, we expect that you have working experience in at least 4 of the listed domains:

  • Information Security and Data Privacy Frameworks
  • IT risk and compliance frameworks & controls
  • Vendor security risk management
  • IT security audits
  • Incident Response
  • Data security and IT business continuity Management/resiliency
  • Cloud security

We believe you are a strong Information Security and Data Privacy leader with hands-on experience with governance, IT risk & compliance and the ability to inspire and mobilize people towards clearly set objectives. We are looking for a pragmatic and adaptable person with strong willpower, that can make things happen.  

You are curious, have a strong capability to communicate and inspire, and are a real partner in leading the business in creating a risk aware culture. You have a desire to safeguard the IKEA brand and the integrity of our co-workers. It's with your ability to demonstrate a risk-based approach in line with the IKEA culture & values that you create real business impact and buy in for decisions and investments.

You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for your integrity, reliability and your way to mobilize people and introduce new ways of working. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines. You like to deal with ambiguity and want to contribute to build new capabilities.

The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA below.

Questions & Support? Let’s connect. 
If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Evisa Kica (evisa.kica@inter.ikea.com) Information Security and Data Privacy Manager at IKEA Franchise Digital & IT. You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the Talent Partner, Faisal Faik (Faisal.faik@inter.ikea.com). 

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation in English. We will review applications continuously. We look forward to be receiving your application!

About us 
At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us?  

Creating long term success for IKEA, together 
We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people. 

IKEA Franchise/Core Business Franchise 
Here, at Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make that vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success.   

Our Culture 
Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow.   

Read more about us at: https://about.ikea.com  

Our Values + More details  

For data, tech and digital roles, read more at ikea.com/tastethefuture