Information Security & Data Privacy Leader

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for someone to lead the Range Information Security and Data Privacy agenda in connection with the Inter IKEA Group approach for Information Security and Data Privacy, which shall empower core business Range. You will engage with stakeholders across the organization, nurturing a security-by-design culture, trusted data and applications and monitor risks and improvement plans. 

Together with your peers across Inter IKEA and 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, compliance, business continuity and data and application security across Inter IKEA. 
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 fields of information security and privacy to identify, prevent, and respond to risks and incidents  
  • Act as the point of contact in case of data subject requests, incidents, and support the actions to investigate and also mitigate identified risks 
  • Contribute to further development of frameworks and common capabilities as part of the Inter IKEA network of expertise and ensure implementation  
  • At any time, act as an ambassador of IKEA values and role model for fact-based business leadership 
  • Contribute to professional and long-term relationships with franchisees and other IKEA companies through the IKEA way of doing business, based on cooperation, trust and transparency 

In this role you will work closely with Information Security and Data Privacy leaders, Cyber Security leaders and specialists across Inter IKEA Group to lead towards uniformity and commonality. 


We are continuously on the journey to develop IKEA and bring business processes, people and data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things. 
To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong Information Security and Data Privacy Leader with hands-on experience with governance, risk & compliance and the ability to inspire and mobilize people towards clearly set objectives. 
We expect you to have very good knowledge about business processes and information technologies, with a specific focus on information security and data privacy risk and compliance concepts, methodologies, ways-of-working and frameworks. You have hands-on experience in implementing organizational capabilities to strengthen IT risk and compliance management processes and to create a risk aware culture. You are comfortable with agile methodologies in a product-oriented organization and DevSecOps approaches. 
We are looking for a visionary, pragmatic and adaptable information security data privacy leader with strong willpower. You like to deal with ambiguity and want to contribute towards building new capabilities. You are curious and able to build relationships to establish strong trust between the security community and its stakeholders. It is also necessary that you carry natural credibility, and you have a proven track record of reaching stretched targets. You are an energetic and collaborative leader who has a very good knowledge of IT and digital organizations, strategies and working methods. 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!  

Company Description 

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range & Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people.   

 We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. 

We are now establishing a Data & technology department in Core business Range, with the assignment to lead by holding together data & technology in the core business. All with the purpose to enable business movements.  We are now looking for a Information Security and Data Privacy Leader within the Information management team in this new exciting set up phase. 

At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities. 

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, [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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