IFCO Germany / IT

Head of IT Security (m/f/d)

for our head office in 82049 Pullach near Munich (Germany)

To define, develop and drive the information security and cyber security strategy in coordination with the corporate objectives / corporate strategy.

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About us:

Acquired from Brambles in 2019 by a partnership of Triton and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), IFCO is the world’s leading supplier of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs). Sustainability and the concept of the circular economy is at the core of our business model. Our Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) are meant to be shared and reused for a more sustainable supply chain. We have been doing this since 1992.

IFCO is commencing a major multi-year IT transformation programme involving several IT related initiatives. Security is essential and a continuous process. We are strengthening our IT Security capabilities and looking to appoint a Head of Information and Cyber Security (m/f/d).

Key responsibilities:

  • You coordinate the information security objectives and the security strategy with the corporate objectives or the corporate strategy
  • You understand the business in terms of what is important vs. what is critical around information security and ensure the information security objectives are aligned with these priorities
  • You plan, establish, operate and further develop an information security management system (ISMS), a risk management in information security and the information security organization
  • You stay on top of the latest trends in security threats and adjusting the strategy / information security response accordingly
  • You are the central contact person for information security issues, towards internal and external parties
  • You concept and provide guidelines, directives and regulations in information security for all employees
  • You ensure the appropriate handling of information security incidents and information security vulnerabilities and acute threats
  • You cooperate with other representatives (e.g. quality management, data protection, emergency management) and coordinate contact with associations, authorities, forums, etc. in information security matters
  • You manage information security service providers and conduct internal audits in information security
  • You initiate, advice and control the implementation of information security measures
  • You ensure appropriate emergency precautions and their documentation
  • You drive information and cyber aware culture within the organization
  • You report to the company management / Executive Board on information security issues and security incidents as well as on the status of information security and the performance of the information security management system (ISMS)

We expect:

  • You hold a university degree in computer science with focus on IT security, cyber security or comparable field of study
  • You gained extensive professional experience in IT or information security
  • You are experienced in planning and operating an ISMS on an international level, if possible, proof of appropriate certifications (e.g. ISO 27001 Auditor, CISM, CISA, CISSP)
  • You show experience with the 2700x series of standards (especially ISO 27001) as well as common standards in the field of information security (e.g. NIST CSF)
  • Your knowledge of business continuity management or emergency management is great
  • You have a high understanding of IT and IT security processes and knowledge of current security standards and security measures
  • You managed employees in the field of information security
  • You show advanced project management skills and efficient organizational abilities to meet timeframe deadlines
  • You can effectively present information and respond to management, employee, customer and supplier queries and demands
  • You demonstrated the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and feel comfortable in working within broader corporate frameworks and policies
  • You are fluent in English and German additional European languages are desirable

We offer:

  • A workplace in a sustainable and very crisis-proof industry
  • Bright and modern offices
  • Appreciation and respectful interaction in an international team
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • Further training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work mobile
  • Free beverages
  • Company gym
  • Available parking space nearby
  • Easy accessibility by public transport


Please send your application, including your CV in English (mandatory) as well as your desired salary and your earliest possible date of joining to recruiting@ifco.com. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

IFCO MANAGEMENT GmbH |Zugspitzstr. 7 | D-82049 Pullach | Germany www.ifco.com

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Head of IT Security (m/f/d)

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