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Expert IT Security Specialist - Viby J or Gdansk


Viby J, DK Gdansk, PL

At Arla, we are focusing massively on IT security. In fact, it is one of the key pillars of our Future26 IT strategy.


Thus, we are increasing investments in IT Security, making this a great opportunity for you to establish yourself as the IT security expert in a growing IT Security team and become a trusted advisor and sounding board.


“The strategic focus on IT security makes this an interesting time to join us. You will get to work with some of the newest – and in my opinion – most exciting security technologies. And, being first line of defense, you and your colleagues play such a significant role in protecting Arla against cyber-attacks.” – Head of IT Security Services, Poul Henrik Tang Jensen.


About the job

Stepping into the IT Security Services team in Arla IT, consisting of 10 skilled colleagues, you will join a hub for IT Security at Arla and get to work alongside talented and experienced partners – both internally and externally. Working with the newest technologies you will get to deep dive into e.g., Microsoft 365 E5 Security products, Microsoft Sentinel SIEM, Palo Alto Next Gen firewalls and Vectra AI NDR.


You will be working from our HQ in Viby J, Denmark or our Global Shared Service center in Gdansk, Poland.


Being a hybrid team, you can look forward to working with a high degree of flexibility and in agreement with your manager work remotely as needed.


Taking on this expert role, you will be contributing with your knowledge and experience to provide recommendations on the overall security architecture. Furthermore, you will be advising the Solutions team in Arla IT, by performing highly complex security assessment of new solutions and providing feedback to the business.


In addition to that, some of your key tasks will be to:


  • Govern our external security partners
  • Identify relevant security enhancements and implement in close collaboration with our partners
  • Apply best practices and standards recommended by NIST, ISO, Mitre and other frameworks
  • Act as business owner for security projects
  • Assess the effectiveness of the existing cyber security program
  • Provide input and advisory regarding Arla IT security policies and baselines to strengthen the Arla security control framework.
  • Provide guidance and training to colleagues in IT Security
  • Advise and assist on the implementation of a new Target Operation Model for IT Security at Arla


Who are you?

As this is an outgoing role with several stakeholders, it goes without saying that your communication and collaboration skills are excellent. You have a solid IT security foundation and stick to your decisions and recommendations – also when under pressure from stakeholders.


Moreover, we rely on your expertise, and accordingly, you need to:

  • Have several years of experience with network security components such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Protection (IDS/IPS) systems and tools
  • Have proven experience working in or supporting a SIEM environment
  • Have proven experience working with Microsoft E5 security products
  • Have several years of experience with cloud security
  • Be well-informed on security industry trends, mitigation techniques and security technologies


Application and contact  

If you want to be part of our journey and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible,as we will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.For additional information, please contact IT Security Manager Poul Henrik Jensen at    


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our 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 we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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