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Head of Information Security


United Kingdom

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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

The Head of Information Security is responsible for establishing and maintaining an Enterprise wide information security program to ensure that Information Technology and information assets are adequately protected. This position is responsible for setting the overall strategy for information security in alignment with compliance and regulatory requirements, technology and business strategy. The Head of Information Security
will lead the efforts of evaluating and reporting information security risks, develop proactive programs to prevent, detect and protect the company’s assets, will work proactively with the business and technology teams to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security and oversees IT security risk management activities.

Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program

Develop and implement a roadmap of IT security controls to mitigate risk to an acceptable level

Manage the worldwide Information Security team (organizational structure, people selection and development, education & training, efficient task allocation)

Make sure that Information Security requirements are implemented in IT applications, networks and hardware

Work directly with the business units to facilitate IT risk assessment and risk management


Develop and enhance an information security management framework

Understand and interact with related disciplines to ensure the consistent application of

policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services

Foster worldwide Information Security awareness to minimize cyber risks and give guidance

towards employees in Information Security matters.

Partner with business stakeholders across the company to raise awareness of IT security risks

Work with relevant departments such as internal audit, enterprise risk management, data

privacy protection and works councils on Information Security related topics

Assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and

future vision of technology and systems

Network with other companies and authorities, participate in technical conferences and

represent GfK in external operational Information Security organisations

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 53 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00005515