84.51° Overview:

84.51° is a retail data science, insights and media company. We help the Kroger company, consumer packaged goods companies, agencies, publishers and affiliated partners create more personalized and valuable experiences for shoppers across the path to purchase.

Powered by cutting edge science, we leverage 1st party retail data from nearly 1 of 2 US households and 2BN+ transactions to fuel a more customer-centric journey utilizing 84.51° Insights, 84.51° Loyalty Marketing and our retail media advertising solution, Kroger Precision Marketing.

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As the Business Information Security Officer (BISO), you will develop and lead the overall security strategy within the enterprise or our business units. This is a hands-on role that will drive and lead security efforts and initiatives. Additionally, you will provide both direct and indirect leadership, mentorship, security education and technical direction for a diverse group of security professionals.


You will be accountable for:

  • Successfully linking the business and data security needs of technology solutions that drives our business, smartly.
  • Primary owner of all security related strategy, issues, prioritization, remediation and overall security posture within the BU or division.
  • Drive security needs within technology back to the business in the form of day-to-day operations.
  • Own and direct security initiatives within the division or business unit based on research and analysis that drive quarterly strategy plans that will be led by the BISO (start to finish).
  • Establish with the business unit priorities specific to information security duties that run parallel to business objectives, capacity and funding so there is broad commitment and engagement.
  • Will be able to show quarter over quarter sustained improvements in building and enhancing security in technology and operations within the business unit. This should translate into greater security and efficiencies for the business unit and the organization as a whole and will be the primary mechanism for how you will be evaluated.
  • Drive information security as an important business requirement, just like any other business requirement within the organization.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Communicate, collaborate, and set achievable security projects, programs and targets while understanding business constraints.
  • Come from an information security or risk management background with a proven background of moving security objectives successfully in a matrixed organization.
  • Broad security knowledge and business domain experience.
  • Ensure that information security requirements are included in contracts by liaising with Purchasing, Legal, and Data Governance
  • Provide leadership and management guidance to drive initiatives, projects and programs to a successful conclusion around security.
  • A bridge between different personnel in different teams or departments and helps them all understand and work collaboratively for the greater good of security.
  • Coordinating security requirements to the team responsible for customer-facing products and services. Now more than ever, products need to be secure but without sacrificing design concepts or slowing down deployment. This means engaging more with their security colleagues to make compromises and develop the best product.
  • Despite the global distributed nature of your team, you will work within in a tightly knit, highly functioning CISO unit.
  • Provide input, guidance and feedback to global organizational security improvement projects while working within technology teams as well as project and program management professionals, to deliver security improvements for our business partners and clients Understands and interacts with related disciplines, either directly or through committees, to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including privacy, risk management, compliance and business continuity management
  • Provides clear risk mitigating directives for projects with components in IT, including the mandatory application of controls
  • Embeds Cyber Judgement across a decentralized or distributed decision making model


Critical Candidate Skill Sets:

  • Executive presence
  • Be an Influencer with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Hands on leader who can drive results
  • Collaboration with business operations and technology teams to drive security into current and new capabilities.
  • Strategic thinker that can balance goals with business priorities, support staffing and funding (i.e be realistic but aggressive)
  • Manage and improve controls that secure the information assets of one or more of the most admired companies in the world.


  • BA/BS degree with a relevant major or equivalent experience required.
  • 5+ years’ experience of leading or working with a team of security professionals to drive security-based outcomes.
  • 5+ years’ experience with information security and data privacy governance.
  • 5+ years’ experience hands-on technical expertise in Security Architecture, automation, integration, and deployment
  • 3+ years’ experience working with third party security partners for assessment, testing, audit. Etc. (NIST, ISO 27000, PCI, HIPPA or CIS controls and benchmarks)
  • A solid understanding of risk-based decision making and risk management frameworks.
  • Experience working with and communication to senior and executive management
  • Comfortable speaking with clients and managing external auditors when required.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Strong project management skills and ability to sequence and prioritize complex tasks



  • Previous system administration or network engineering experience
  • IT Security Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISA





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At 84.51°, we believe a diverse and inclusive work environment is essential to the work we do as a data science company. Just as no two Kroger customers are alike, no two 84.51° associates are alike. We understand the importance of fostering an inclusive culture: to encourage our associates to bring their authentic selves to work – embracing who they are and celebrating what they can become.

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