Head of Access Management

Function:  Technology

London, LND, GB

Work Arrangement:  Remote



Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders. For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.




We are currently recruiting a Head of Access Management that will provide strategic leadership for Identity and Access Management, Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Secure Remote connectivity for Wella Company brands globally.

The role will be accountable for safeguarding Wella Company data, IP, people, customers, shareholders, and brand by implementing systems and processes that ensure that the right people have the right access at the right time. They will support the security operating model by directing, motivating, and developing an appropriately skilled team of resources and implementing optimised processes and tools that comply with business and regulatory requirements, including SOX controls.

The successful applicant will be familiar with working within a diverse environment, will have excellent interpersonal skills, will be confident when dealing with Senior and has a track record of managing globally located teams.





• Higher education (University degree) with an orientation in business / technology related fields

• Professional experience in security and access management.

• Strong leadership and team management.

• Successful track record of leading a project in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

• Successful track record of 3rd party vendor management / interaction.

• Successful track record of building relationships at all levels.

• Demonstrated knowledge of Project Management processes.

• Demonstrated ability to follow quality assurance processes.

• Ability to drive change and ensure alignment at every stage from main stakeholders and impacted parties.

• Ability to understand and synthesise business needs from multiple sources.

• Issue resolution and value realisation oriented.

• Previous exposure to delivery & operation across IAM & PAM.

• Technical knowledge of SAP GRC, Sailpoint and Cyberark.

• Previous experience delivering significant change in large organisations.

• Exposure to delivery of IAM & PAM for the Cloud.

• High level understanding on how Core Infrastructure can be secured.

• Experience of implementing robust access control policies and procedures.

• The ability to drive improvements by leveraging a strategic vendor for both run and change.

• Previous experience in growing and scaling a delivery organisation.

• Strong understanding of identity governance principles, security frameworks, and compliance regulations.

• Experience of supporting audit activities.

• Proven leadership ability to motivate and mentor a team of IAM specialists.





• Strong Leadership, team management and MUST have a proactive / can do attitude.

• Strong communication and problem-solving skills, ability to get buy in at all levels.

• Ability to challenge, understand the perspectives of others and demonstrate active listening.

• Can work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

• Track record of driving change whilst ensuring alignment at every stage.

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, effectively collaborating with diverse stakeholders.

• Track record of planning project activities and managing delivery to time & budget.

• Ability to collect data and report blocking points.

• Issue resolution and value realisation oriented 






The Wella Company wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion or belief, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: https://www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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