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Senior IT Manager - IT Head of Security

 

Position Title: Senior IT Manager - Head of IT Security  

Location: Lodz, Poland

Reports to:  Head of Solution Delivery

 

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders. For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

THE ROLE

  We are looking for a Head of Security that will partners at all levels of the organization to develop, implement, and execute an organization-wide Information Security strategy. You will optimize employee capabilities, achieve the organization's strategic security objectives, and deliver competitive advantage. You will lead development, implementation, and execution of organization-wide cybersecurity policies that reduce risks and mitigate consequences of cyberattacks.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and drive implementation of near- and long-term security strategy and goals in alignment with Wella’s business objectives and culture.
  • Lead the development of the Security organization and enable it to scale and support our rapidly growing company.
  • Advocate for all company security-related issues, across our global presence.
  • Resolve Wella-wide security resource requirements including budget, staff, training needs and prioritization.
  • Work with senior stakeholders where appropriate to embed security expertise in other functions.
  • Provide expert counsel and mentorship to senior leadership on security and its impact across business strategy, programs, products/services, and operations.
  • Lead the team to maintain security policies, standards, frameworks, procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are aligned with the strategy and compliance programs like GDPR, SOX, and PCI DSS.
  • Partner closely with Legal, our Data Protection Officer, Internal Audit/Controls, and HR on security-related topics.
  • Lead all aspects of and continuously improve the governance and management of security to reflect changing technology, threat landscapes, regulatory requirements, and industry standard methodologies.
  • Develop and drive risk analysis, mitigation and remediation plans. Plan for and lead large-scale security incident response and recovery efforts.
  • Evolve Wella’s capability to monitor threats and vulnerabilities as well as detect, investigate, respond to and recover from incidents.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in information security related field.
  • Fluent in English.
  • B.Sc. degree with major on IT, computer science or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Leadership experience within Security function
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence stakeholders at varied seniority level
  • Ability to manage risk appropriately and work under pressure
  • Strategic thinking, ability to clearly articulate a vision for the function
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Personal energy and ability to inspire teams and individuals
  • Working knowledge of any of the following languages would be a plus: French, Spanish

 

EEO OPPORTUNITIES

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: https://www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.