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Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about Information & Cyber Security? Then you might be our new CISO, Chief Information Security Officer.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Chief Information Security Officer
Help us develop and implement security in a global setting
You´ll become a key player in protecting Novozymes' confidential assets

Welcome to Corporate Information & Cyber Security, Novozymes IT
You will participate in setting the corporate security agenda ensuring Novozymes has a robust security posture that meets the current and future demands. 
You will be responsible for driving the corporate security governance and be a key part of the Corporate Committee On Security leading the execution of the security strategy

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Leading and developing the employees in the security team according to Novozymes leadership principles
  • Secure and develop resources to fulfill the business target for the Security Strategy
  • Follow-up on overall performance relative to plan/goals and take corrective actions if needed
  • Control and manage costs within the Corporate Information & Cyber Security budget
  • Brief the Executive team and the Novozymes Security Committee on status and risks, including taking the role of champion for the overall strategy and necessary budget
  • Communicate IT and Security best practices and risks to all parts of the business, outside IT

List the areas of responsibility

  • Monitor and report potential security incidents based on defined metrics and use cases
  • Perform vulnerability scans and penetration tests and ensure needed mitigation are planned
  • Approve security policies, controls and cyber incident response planning
  • Assess weather suppliers live up to our security standards and requirements
  • Deliver KPIs to measure the effectiveness of information physical security programs
  • Constantly update the cyber security strategy to leverage new technology and threat information

To succeed you must hold:

  • Proven experience as a security professional with all aspects of security
  • Outstanding experience in Security policy & Risk management
  • Experienced with security frameworks (e.g. ISO27000, ISF SoGP) and risk management methodologies and familiar with setting up and managing an ISMS
  • Passionate for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the security strategy forward
  • Always be able to “look ahead” and stay on top of things under pressure; a calm mind able to manage and lead through a potential disaster
  • Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
  • A MSc in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; professional security management certification (e.g. CISM) 

This job will be located at Lyngby

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: 23th May 2022
Contact details: Mikael Ludvigsen,, +4530772928

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

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Did you know, that Novozymes was ranked #7 in Science magazine’s global Top Employers Survey 2019?

At Novozymes, we invite you to join us in finding biological solutions to the world’s problems. Being a pioneering company, we seek people, who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. Original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power and how we have become one of the top patent holders in the biotech industry. Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at


Reference no. 9886BR

Location: Lyngby

Country: Denmark

Job area: IT

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