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Head Of IT Governance and Security

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Volkswagen Group UK is wholly owned by Volkswagen AG and is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales & Marketing operation in our own right.

At Volkswagen we are proud to say we have a unique culture, built on diversity, difference and a determination to succeed that inspires us all. Across our brands and group functions, we are striving to learn from each other, encourage each other and regularly question each other to think differently. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time.

The Automotive Industry is changing. It is Transforming. In order to facilitate the scale of this significant shift in the Industry, the focus is on delivering IT and Business Change against the ambitious Group Strategy. IT set the technology strategy for VWG UK whilst creating innovative solutions, maintaining applications and optimising security. We're experts in our Business Processes & Systems and leaders of vast Change Programmes.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our IT team as Head of IT Governance and Security on a permanent basis reporting into the IT Director. In this senior role you will be responsible for the overall management of the cross-functions in IT such as IT Risk and IT Compliance processes, aligning with other group functions and developing standards and strategies for the whole IT. Leading a team of experts you'll define, implement and gain approval for Governance, reporting, risks, finance, commercial, and compliance models to support all IS operational, project and change initiatives.

To be successful in the role you'll be an experienced senior manager with strong knowledge of leadership and project management to form a team out of this newly founded department of various experts. Working closely with the product teams to support in a waterfall or agile manner, you'll have excellent commercial experience, must be able to think strategically and have the ability to influence across all levels of the organisation. You'll have advanced skills in financial management, budgeting, procurement and contract negotiations and demonstrate a high degree of motivation with excellent time management skills.

So what can we offer you? As an inclusive employer we know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, fuel card, car and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle including hybrid working.

Sound like a challenge? Something new and exciting? We'd love to hear from you.

  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Permanent
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
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  • Function:
    Information Technology
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  • Closing Date:
    28 September 2021
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