Our client is an internationally leading group of companies active in material distribution. The company is on a journey towards becoming an increasingly digital, data driven organization leveraging the latest application technologies to improve customer experience and drive organizational efficiencies. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a transformation where you can make an impact by supporting the business being successful.
As part of the Information Security team, the Security Operations Manager is responsible for building, maintaining and managing a threat and vulnerability management system and security operations center (SOC, SEIM, MDR, EDR, event monitoring and analysis, etc.) for the group and its operating companies across Europe.
In this role you will report to the Group CISO and work in close collaboration with Group IT Operations, internal operating company IT teams and external suppliers. With your strong background in cyber threat management, you will be the anchor point for the security operations program across the group. You will work together with the relevant stakeholders and suppliers to enable integrated threat management across the group. You will develop security policies and procedures for the global organization and provide consultancy on tactical and operational implementation.
Primary Responsibilities And Essential Functions
The Security Operations Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and operation of all aspects related to Security Operations within the organization.
Manage outsourced security partners, providers and other third parties and deliver those services into the organization.
Lead the virtual team in support of all designated Security Operations and Incident Response tasks.
Provide technical consultancy to team members in areas of cyber security and threat management.
Develop an understanding of operational risks and develop and drive process to minimize the impact of these risks
Oversight, planning and execution of required vulnerability audits, penetration tests or forensic IT audits or related investigations. You will need to ensure that any findings are fed into projects improving your organization’s overall IT Security.
Development of relevant SecOps KPI’s.
Develop and support strategic plans and projects to meet SOC goals and objectives.
Provide information and tactical guidance to leadership during incidents.
Involvement in arranging staff training in security awareness skills. You will confirm that associated protocols, methodologies and procedures are implemented successfully.
Conduct after-action reviews to identify lessons learned and best practices.
Routinely engage with cross-functional teams including engineering, infrastructure and developers to evaluate and improve SOC's ability to meet stakeholder and business needs.
Key Functional Competencies
A pragmatic, can-do mentality, results driven.
Intrinsic motivation & self-starter.
Strong learning attitude.
Collaborative, open mindset.
Dealing with ambiguity.
Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
Embrace diversity of a multicultural matrix organization.
Education and Experience
Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience in the information security industry or demonstrable experience as a Security Operations Manager.
Excellent understanding of security operations and cyber threat management.
Experience with building and running a Security Operations Centre (MDR, EDR, pentesting, vulnerability management, threat hunting and threat modeling).
Leadership in a fast changing, multi-stakeholder environment
Successful track record of effective project coordination, prioritization, collaboration, organization and timely project delivery.
Able to manage a large and complex workload, prioritizing as needed
Azure experience is a plus.
Knowledge of relevant IT Security related hardware, software and vendor solutions (MDR, EDR)
Ability to quickly get to the root cause of issues.
You will need to be organized, efficient and able to work unsupervised under your own initiative.
Experience with working in an international and matrix environment.
Fluent in English. Dutch and/or German language skills are a plus.
A dynamic international work environment with a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
The chance to work in a fast-growing company with flat hierarchies and a great team.