Chief Information Security Officer

Swedish Match Stockholm



This is Swedish Match

Swedish Match develops, manufactures, and sells quality products with market-leading brands.

The Group’s product segments are Snus and moist snuff, Other tobacco products, and Lights. With its vision “a world without cigarettes”, the Group is dedicated to the improvement of public health by offering attractive alternatives to cigarettes with its smokeless products. Production is located in seven countries with the majority of Group sales coming from Scandinavia and the US. Sales for 2018 amounted to 12,966 MSEK and the average number of employees was 5,662. Swedish Match’s head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Match share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (SWMA).

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About the role

As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) you will take Swedish Match to the next level of IT- and IS-security. The role encompasses both strategic and operational elements with a strong focus on implementation. You will be part of Group IT reporting to the CIO, and you will work with stakeholders across the organisation. You will be the go-to person for all things security and your recommendations around security ambition and actions will be the basis for the senior management’s decisions. You will manage the Security Office with a handful of direct reports. 

”A world without cigarettes”

In this role you will

  • Drive the implementation of the security strategy across the organisation with a pragmatic and iterative approach
  • Identify and manage security risks
  • Drive security awareness programs throughout the organisation
  • Analyze and assess the IT threat landscape 
  • Ensure an efficient and effective Security Incident Response
  • Manage the team members in the Security office

Wanted profile

  • Solid experience and knowledge of both IS- and IT security 
  • Proven leadership skills, but not necessarily manager experience
  • Be comfortable with control frameworks such as ISO 27001 and CIS
  • Agile mindset and pragmatic approach
  • Change leadership to drive necessary transformation in people, culture and processes. 
  • Strong ability to advise business executives on technology 

The opportunity

By taking this opportunity you will get a chance to work in a driven and compassionate organisation with an including culture and great team spirit. You will be based in the Stockholm office right in the heart of the city. Your colleagues are skilled and ambitious and there is a real buy-in of the importance of security. You will play a key role in establishing and implementing the right level of security for one of Sweden’s most successful brands.

At Swedish Match we are convinced that a diverse workforce and diverse management groups are positive for our business. Our continuing objective is therefore to be a truly open and inclusive employer. In this environment, all employees have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential – resulting in a more diverse workplace.

Don’t meet all our requirements? The person we’re looking for wouldn’t let that stop them!

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