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Chief Information Security Officer

One of the key strategic pillars for Arla IT is ensuring cyber security. Would you like to play a key role in establishing and leading a new IT Security team?

Arla IT is responsible for core IT systems in Arla Foods globally, ranging from IT systems controlling the production at 60+ dairies worldwide over apps for our 10.000 farmers to e-commerce platforms towards our consumers and customers. Their IT landscape includes a full SAP suite, significant SaaS solution, a full value chain data foundation as well as extensive use of Microsoft products. At Arla they work with the agile methodology SAFe and are in the process of implementing DevOps for more tailormade systems.

Arla has a strong internal team of about 500 colleagues based primarily in Aarhus and Gdańsk combined with selected experts in other locations. To support them they also have long-term outsourcing partners.

About the role

Reporting directly to Torben Fabrin, CIO, it will be your role to build and lead a team to protect and enhance Arla’s global IT security. This team will extend the existing security service capabilities, which are an integrated part of Arla’s IT operations team.

You will take the lead in ensuring that IT security is incorporated across the different disciplines of IT. In short, your responsibilities include:

  • Mobilising and leading 2nd line of defence for IT Security

  • Leading strategy & risk, governance & policy as well as advisory within the area

  • Defining standards, policies and procedural controls for the 1st line of defence to follow

  • Establishing governance control mechanisms for the IT security strategy

  • Fostering an IT security culture across Arla and creating awareness campaigns

You can look forward to collaborating broadly both within Arla IT and across the entire organization to ensure smooth IT security processes and culture.

Who are you?

You are a skilled leader and manager, motivated by building a new team and focused on ensuring a great collaboration with other teams in this new setup. Communicating complicated security concepts to technical and non-technical employees comes naturally to you.

Furthermore, you:

  • Have extensive experience in information technology and security – probably from a similar size business

  • Have experience with risk management and auditing

  • Probably have one or more relevant certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Information Systems Security Professional

What does Arla offer?

You will get to make a real impact on IT Security in a global company with 20,000+ employees around the world, and accordingly this is a great opportunity to challenge and develop your skills and career within IT Security. What is more, you will join a market leader who produces and provides nutritious favourite household brands globally.

A purpose for Good

At Arla, they strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. Arla calls it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in their organization and founded on their commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed Arla needs to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?

Application and contact For more information, please contact CoreSearch at +45 70260326 or send your CV to

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