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Data Security Officer, Information Technology - Germany or Scandinavia

Volaris Group acquires, strengthens, and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industries. Volaris is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc., publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CSU.TO)


Position Overview
This is an exciting opportunity to have a key role in overseeing the Information Technology (IT) and Data Security function at one of Volaris’ fastest growing portfolios. We have an ambitious vision for acquired and organic growth; combined with ever increasing Data Security and Governance, Risk, and Compliance requirements. Working closely with the Portfolio Leader and Portfolio CFO and the Business Leaders, you will have an excellent opportunity to develop and implement an IT strategy, and play an important role as we acquire, strengthen, and grow an expanding Portfolio.

If you have a proven track record in a Senior IT and Data Security leadership role, strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact with business owners & leaders and support them with hand-on improvements, we are looking for you.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
Volaris Group (www.volarisgroup.com) acquires, strengthens and grows vertical
market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their industry. Its operating companies provide mission-critical software and technology solutions to a number of vertical markets. Volaris seeks out long-term investment opportunities in companies, technologies or ideas that add value to existing core markets or allow entry into new ones.

Volaris Group is a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (www.csisoftware.com), listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Constellation Software is a conglomerate of vertical market software companies and has completed hundreds of acquisitions since they were founded in 1995. They never sell the business they acquire.

Volaris Group operates in a highly decentralized business model as they believe small teams that are focused on serving their specific market deliver the best results. The Volaris Group's focus on acquiring businesses with growth potential, managing them well and building them has allowed them to generate significant cash flow and revenue growth.

 

The position
Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Overall responsibility for the Portfolio’s IT & Data Security & Risk Management.
  • Develop a Portfolio IT & Data Security strategy that allows the portfolio to scale autonomously while ensuring it complies with Volaris’ corporate standards and governance framework.
  • Review the current state of the Portfolio’s IT & Data Security compliance with Volaris’ Governance, Risk Compliance framework, and play an important role in oversight, compliance, control setting, and auditing.
  • Hands-on support to each business in our portfolio to improve the IT and Data Security framework.
  • Create Portfolio IT & Data Security reporting and dashboards that are reviewed with the executive leadership team regularly.
  • As part of the Mergers & Acquisitions team, identify and propose solutions to IT and Data Security issues found during due diligence and ensure plans are in place post-close to mitigate risks.
  • For all new acquisitions, develop an IT & Data Security integration and compliance checklist.
  • Oversight of all divisional IT teams, supporting the IT leaders and addressing issues and projects arising at their level.
  • Track and manage the Portfolio’s IT spend, benchmarking, and working to consolidated and reduce operating costs and improve the efficient use of assets across the group.
  • Understand IT infrastructure investments and asset acquisition needs and identify areas of optimization, risk mitigation, and cost-efficiency.
  • Undertake special projects and analysis as required by Portfolio or Business Unit leadership teams as they arise.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ year of IT experience, including network and systems at an architect level.
  • Proven track record of building strong working relationships with business and IT partners.
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems, and make Portfolio level decisions while building trust within the Volaris head office IT organization.
  • Experience working with Governance, Risk, and Compliance frameworks, including analysis, recommending, implementing, and auditing.
  • Strong project management skills coordinating multiple concurrent complex and high priority projects.
  • Track record of solving large, complex problems and producing measurable results.
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience building and supporting a global IT team
  • Must be willing to travel internationally as required.

 

Personality

  • Open and honest
  • Fluent in English and German (if possible, other European languages)
  • Growth Mindset and willing to learn
  • Have a high ethical standard and a professional attitude

 

You will be based in Europe and be working from home or from one of our different offices in Denmark, Sweden, France or Germany.

The culture in our portfolio is open, friendly, and supportive. We are all very engaged and enjoy celebrating out achievements.


If interested, please send your application to hr.recruit@volarisgroup.com

We are also interested in your CV so feel free to send this as a stand-alone document.