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Information Security Officer

Hours per week
40 hours

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more!

Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Carrera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

As our Information Security Officer, you will serve a strategic role in our HQ office and Operating Countries. Reporting to the Global Information Security Officer and working collaboratively with departments such as Audit, Legal and HR, you will support the creation and implementation of security policies across GrandVision backed by numerous IT technicians that are focused on the execution of policies in the IT systems. You will be responsible for auditing different teams on information security, advising them on policy improvement and finding a middle ground with the business to ensure compliance. This position is also responsible for understanding GrandVision’s status in terms of Information Security and driving a variety of new programs and initiatives.

We are looking for a real team player that can easily communicate his/her ideas and partner with the business, someone willing to learn and explore in a dynamic environment with self-starting mentality. If you are up for the challenge, we might have something for you!


  • Translate the global security policies into globally usable playbooks.
  • Provide a secure and reliable environment, align with other IT teams local and globally. Adopt the learnings and translate these into a standardized and globalized way of working.
  • Provides security directions for core new projects/solutions/services being designed, constructed, and delivered within the span of responsibility.
  • Project management for information security projects, working with different departments to implement new features/products.
  • Proactively monitor performance and track the implementation of security policies within the organisation and come up with suggestions to improve the performance.
  • Work together with different stakeholders inside (e.g. Infrastructure, Application Development, Enterprise architectural team, etc.) and outside (e.g. Finance, Supply Chain, Communication, etc.) the IT organization to ensure business requirements are translated well into security solutions and services.
  • Ensure security is considered in incident and change management.
  • Work with various 3rd parties and constantly monitor the services and SLA within the Security domain.
  • Drive the execution of global Information Security initiatives.
  • Improve and maintain our ISMS and security incident registration.
  • Monitor and report on the usage of security licenses within our estate.
  • Performing both internal and external security audits.
  • Verify the security of third-party vendors and ensure they meet security requirements.
  • Define global policies, standards and procedures.

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in information and Communication Technology (or equivalent).
  • Certifications like CISSP, CISM, and/or willingness to obtain these or similar certifications is highly recommended.
  • 5+ years of experience working in a complex and challenging IT environment.
  • Experience with implementing Security Services.
  • Advanced knowledge of products such as but not limited to: Microsoft Defender, Palo Alto, MS Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.
  • Basic understanding of various Cloud and Network technologies e.g., Azure, SD-WAN and VPN. Some experience with Azure Cloud technology and server operating systems (Windows and Linux) is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of common security tooling such as but not limited to: SIEM, Vulnerability management, Firewalls, GRC tooling.
  • IT Values:
    • Solution orientation/ Can Do: Security Analyst with a passion for IT and in more detail on Security, no non-sense approach, and positive can-do mind-set.
    • Team player: working as an important member of a multidisciplinary and cross-functional team with end-to-end responsibility for selected security services.
    • Accountability and ownership: gets the task done, needs to be able to work independently and deliver in a complex and multinational environment.
    • Customer Focus: Capable to understand business requirements and translate them into an IT Security risk and appropriate Security solution and services. Able to support and coordinate efforts around Security.
    • Communication: Excellent verbal and written English skill, ability to communicate across levels of the organization.


  • Contract: in line with common market practice a 1-year (/ fixed-term) contract may initially be offered with a view to extend.
  • Workplace type: hybrid. We offer the option to continue working 2 days at home and 3 days at the office with a working from home bundle incl. chair and screen etc. provided to support this.
  • Salary: we pay competitive salaries in line with the international retail sector. We are looking forward to discussing your salary expectations during the interview.

In addition to the above, we offer a scope of great benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Dutch pension plan with employer contribution of 8%
  • Employee net investment scheme
  • Employee Purchase Option for glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses
  • Subsidised lunches and free fruit at the office
  • Commuting expenses reimbursed
  • Discount on various partner insurances
  • The option to work from abroad for a specified time
  • Flexibility on annual leave planning with option to purchase additional days

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021. Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback should you not be selected for an interview.

Recruitment agencies: As we have a dedicated in-house recruitment team, all our positions are strictly no agencies. Please refrain from contacting our staff with prospective candidates as they will not be taken into consideration.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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