Head of IT Security (m/f)

Published On: July 4, 2024


Our client is a company headquartered in Luxembourg. Our client offers an international working environment and a multicultural team with more than 2.000 people. We are delighted to share our exclusive assignment to recruit a Head of IT Security. This is a unique opportunity to lead the IT security efforts of a forward-thinking organisation.



This pivotal role involves working closely with company executives to align security initiatives with corporate strategies and manage risks effectively. The ideal candidate will lead the development and implementation of the information security framework & roadmap, ensuring compliance with legal standards, and promoting a culture of security awareness across the organisation.

  • Collaborate with executive leadership to prioritise security initiatives and allocate budget based on risk management principles and financial considerations.
  • Advocate for all aspects of information security, driving the planning and development of the security strategy in alignment with the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Ensure Information Technology adherence to legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining a secure IT environment.
  • Oversee enhancement of the information security governance framework, including the refinement of policies, procedures, standards, and defining roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead risk assessments for business processes, IT systems, and third-party engagements, driving the remediation of identified risks utilizing best practices.
  • Develop, implement, and validate IT security controls and measures.
  • Closely work with the Head of IT Infrastructure and Head of Business Applications teams to align the technical requirements.
  • Collaborate for Security: work hand-in-hand with the Security Operations Center to fortify the digital landscape against emerging threats.
  • Promote security awareness and training, ensuring comprehensive participation across the company.



  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Management Information Technology, or an equally compelling story of experience and expertise.
  • Brings at least 8 years of relevant experience in information security or cybersecurity.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in guiding diverse teams, including policy and operational security staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF); ISO 2700X certification is advantageous.
  • Expertise in risk management concepts and practices.
  • Proficiency in learning and applying new cybersecurity regulations.
  • Solid understanding of project management principles.
  • Exceptional communication skills in English (bonus points for French on top) and capable of engaging with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Familiarity with Cybersecurity risk-related regulations (e.g., NIS2, PART-IS); GDPR knowledge is beneficial.
  • Technical understanding of key IT infrastructure components and enterprise systems.
  • Insight into advanced security principles such as Zero Trust, IAM, MFA, and Secure by Design.
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills across all organizational levels.
  • Exhibits strong organizational and analytical capabilities.
  • Holds certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CCNA Security, or CISA.
  • Works effectively independently and as part of a team.


The compensation is based on a basic salary x 13 months, performance-based bonus, company car, pension plan, health insurance and attractive industry related benefits.



For more information, please contact Nicolas Hurlin by phone on +352 26 29 45 20.



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