Enterprise Security Architect

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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Your new job and office

Ensure the most innovative global security architecture for our stores, offices, distribution centers, and online platforms to shape tomorrow's retail.  

This role is all about maximizing our technological development and innovation. You will be part of the team that sets security standards across the Globe and helps local security teams to build the best possible security solutions across four domains: Cyberdefense, IAM, Compliance, and Business Advisory.  

You will have both a local and global impact. Global on designing standards and frameworks. And local, by guiding Solution Architects who work on securing groundbreaking technology in online shopping, the mechanization of distribution centers, and in-store innovations, such as the hardware for our tap-to-go service, for the Netherlands. But also, of course, all of our enterprise applications and services.  

As much as we expect you to be as curious about new products and market trends, you can expect us to enable you to keep your knowledge up to date. That way, you will be able to conceive use cases for new technologies, secure our ever-expanding cloud environment, and help to build a roadmap that will keep us ahead of our game.  

The team of five is highly T-shaped, where each team member brings a broad range of skills and interests, but a few select niches on which they are experts. For this role, in-depth knowledge of network and application security, and possibly a knack for encryption would be highly complementary.  

Your new office 

As an Enterprise Security Architect at Ahold Delhaize, you work with around 370,000 employees worldwide for more than 50 million customers per week. On a slightly smaller scale, you work with 1,500 colleagues from the Netherlands. By doing better together and innovating every day, we strengthen our pioneering role. And this way, we also build trusted local brands. 

You will find your new workplace at our vibrant head office, right next to the Zaandam station. On the 6th floor with the Global Support Office (GSO), to be precise. The GSO sets global strategic frameworks, facilitates sharing best practices, and encourages economies of scale for the entire organization.  

You will report to the Director of Security Architecture, based in the U.S. Your team supports a group of around 90 colleagues in information security worldwide. You will find a high degree of collaboration and trust. We encourage our team members to pursue the niche that they have the highest affinity with and to help each other out wherever they can.  

What do we offer?

At Ahold Delhaize, we want to grow. That is only possible if you grow with us. That is why you can go in all directions with us career-wise and in your personal development. Within our IT organization, we have mapped your next possible career steps, and we are happy to discuss how to get there with you. While we work together to build our brand and career, you can count on (based on 40 hours a week):  

  • a permanent contract and a gross yearly salary between €90-100k 

  • flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home 

  • an excellent pension plan with a personal contribution of 5.3% 

  • reimbursement of your travel expenses to and from Zaandam 

  • 20 vacation days, and a budget, which you can decide to spend on 12.5 vacation days, discounts, or pay-outs 

  • The possibility to attend training courses at our expense 

  • a company performance bonus on top of your salary 

  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies 

  • a laptop and telephone 

  • a 10% discount on your grocery shopping in our Albert Heijn stores, up to € 300 per year 

  • regularly fun promotions and delicious tastings with free products 


At Ahold Delhaize, you work for one of the largest retailers in the world. To keep up with us, you are bursting with ambition. And specifically, for this vacancy, you are curious and always eager to learn. Moreover, you thrive on sharing and evangelizing your knowledge. You possess strong interpersonal skills to forge long-term relationships with business stakeholders for accomplishing shared goals. Lastly, you bring strong presentation skills. Writing or presenting in a structured way is something you will frequently do. You complete this with:  

  • a master’s degree from a relevant education, such as Computer Science. Or an equivalent level based on your experience.  

  • 10+ years of experience in several security functional areas within a global organization: data security, perimeter network security, application, and integration security, identity access management, and cloud, mobile, and digital security, of which 3+ years of experience as an Enterprise Security Architect 

  • sufficient practical experience with the implementation of Agile, DevOps, and DevSecOps methodologies  

  • up-to-date knowledge and expertise to evaluate new and emerging security tools and technologies 

  • a CISSP certification 

Apply now 

Seeing is experiencing, which applies to our stores and our head office in Zaandam; perhaps your new workplace, where you as an Enterprise Security Architect, influence the most famous Dutch retail brands. Apply online now, and before the 4th of October! We would also like to ask you not to send a standard motivation letter, but to formulate an answer to the following questions:  

  • About which security domain(s) are you most passionate? 

  • What was the last time you went the extra mile to learn something new in your field? 

  • Of which result, at one of your most recent organizations, are you most proud? 

  • Why do you want to switch jobs? And why do you think this job matches your aspirations? 

Want to know more before you apply for our role at Ahold Delhaize? Wouter Lipsius, Talent Acquisition Partner, is happy to tell you everything about this vacancy via wouter.lipsius@aholddelhaize.com

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