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National cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer

Director, IT Security

$140k – $150k
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The Director, IT Security leads security services ensuring that all organization security requirements are met. It includes managing the Data Protection program, ensuring effective data loss prevention activities across various systems, applications, third parties and network security. This position requires a steadfast execution mindset, exceptional communication and collaboration skills and the ability to collaborate in a demanding environment while maintaining a composed, professional demeanor. A high degree of ownership, initiative, interaction and teamwork is required to be effective in the role. As this is a leadership role you will be counted on to be the example for the team to follow.

Responsibilities
Drive the enterprise wide Data Protection and Data Loss Prevention roadmap with a focus on safeguarding protected and sensitive customer data. Work closely with different departments to drive modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, procedures, metrics, processes, and related tools.
Lead daily security operations for all on-premise, hosted, and cloud infrastructure, storage, systems, networks and application security
Oversee operational security for patching and remediation of vulnerabilities
Standardize and administrate end-user computing protection services
Develop security operations playbook to provide detailed practices required for operational excellence and ensure service delivery adheres to documented standards
Develop strategies and plans to adapt security operations to enable digital business requirements
Oversee operational onboarding of major changes to the IT security operations environment
Lead the creation and delivery of formal measures for infrastructure security health and performance
Perform oversight of internal teams and managed service providers that support IT security operations
Drive a Data Protection and Loss Prevention culture to safeguard organizational data throughout the company. Champion the education and training of stakeholders and end users about GTI Security and Data policies. Collaborate with stakeholders and partner teams on the planning, implementation, and roll-out of associated programs and solutions.
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with business partners, including senior leadership teams, in order to propose and formulate solutions to meet the business needs and to drive efficiency and business value
Sponsors strategic sourcing initiatives required to mature IT security operations services
Rigorously assess and develop talent to enable succession and build bench strength
Lead organizational changes that enhances the company's ability to accelerate growth
Develop program plans that contribute to the development, implementation and sustainment of the Data Protection Roadmap and provide actionable insights for business strategies and performance. Consistently and prudently manage program finances as per established standards to ensure action plans have approved funding and do not exceed program budget.
Other projects or duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Management or a related field
8+ years of demonstrated experience managing on-premise or outsourced IT security operations including application, network and Consumer Data Protection or Data Loss Prevention programs
Experience implementing and operating cybersecurity tools and processes
Experience mplementing projects and programs related to Information Security, Privacy and/or Data
Demonstrated leadership building and managing a high-performing team
Experience directly managing budgets with ability to develop complex business cases
Experience leading a security operations center in a multiple business unit environment
Solid knowledge of ITIL practices and demonstrated experience increasing ITIL capability
Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of consumer data into actionable insights
Exceptional organization and planning skills and process-driven thinking
Self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative outlook.