Cybersecurity Leader

  • Full-time

Job Description

Inter IKEA Core Business Range – Information Security & Data Privacy is now looking for a Cyber Security Leader with experience and knowledge across multiple security domains, that can help us build the future of IKEA. Our ethos is security and privacy by design. We expect security to be a built-in quality aspect, not a bolted-on property. Internet of Things, Virtual reality, app development and global legal challenges are all parts of our scope. 

As a Cyber Security Leader, you will work closely together with the business, architects, and engineers, focusing on enabling IKEA to produce secure and high-quality services and products, to create a better everyday life for the many people. In this role you will be the spokesperson for Cyber Security and incorporate yourself in ongoing projects and initiatives. 

You will support and secure the development of products and services across the value chain within Inter IKEA Core Business Range in close cooperation with Inter IKEA Group. You will be able to work in an independent way and work closely with our specialists within legal, risk management and compliance to mention a few.


You see things a little differently. So do we. Leadership at IKEA is simple, clear, and humble. We are not fans of bureaucracy and complicated hierarchy.  

We believe that you are passionate to drive, explore and understand how digital services and products are built and how they break. Where theoretical knowledge helps you, it is backed up by practical skills learned and honed beyond what can be taught. You excel when confronted by an open-ended situation. You have powerful analytic capabilities as well as an ordered and structured approach to problem solving. You are pragmatic and ensure that we enable business to flourish, today and tomorrow. 

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

  • Cloud security 
  • DevOps and CI/CD security 
  • Threat modelling 
  • IoT security 
  • Application security – SDLC 
  • Incidence response 
  • Security frameworks (OWASP, NIST Cyber security framework, ISF, ISO 27000 series etc.) 
  • Vendor security risk management 
  • IT security audits 
  • Vulnerability management 

Examples of beneficial certifications are: CSSLP, CISSP, CIPT, GWEB, GWAPT, ECSP. 

It is an advantage if you have previous experience from working with international data privacy/protection legislations from a technical implementation point of view. 

We believe that you are used to managing highly confidential information and to act with a strict level of integrity and professional discretion. You are comfortable with communicating and explaining security concerns and topics, to persons with and without solid understanding of information technology. With your excellent communication skills, you have the capability to build strong relations with both internal and external stakeholders.  

Working in a truly global environment with colleagues from all over the world, you need to be fluent in English.  

We see that you: 

  • like agile ways of working 
  • are energetic, driven, and committed to deliver result in a high paced environment 
  • are a pragmatic and solution-oriented team player 
  • are experienced and motivated in working in a rapidly changing environment 
  • have high entrepreneurial drive: Stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists, always striving to develop better products and solutions 

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 is important for us that you share our values! You can read more about our values on our website or just watch the video clicking the link below. 

Company Description

IKEA is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a value driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our operations include developing the global IKEA product range, including a range of IKEA food offers. 

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range, and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people.  We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. 

We in the Information Security & Data Privacy team support our business in understanding the value of information and digital assets; to ensure it is trustworthy, available when needed, managed with a particular attention to privacy, and properly protected to foster customers’ trust in IKEA. All to create a better everyday life for the many people. We ensure that information security and data privacy is naturally integrated in the business development. 

Additional information

Sounds interesting? 

This position is placed in Älmhult, Sweden

Kindly Submit your application with CV and motivation letter in English, no later than 14th of August . Note that the recruitment is an ongoing process and might close earlier. 

IF you have questions about the role, please contact hiring manager Anne Hännikäinen via [email protected] . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact People & Culture Recruiter Nichole Syjueco via [email protected]

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