• Head of Security Operations

    Job Locations UK-High Wycombe
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/1/2018 10:10 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Employee Type
    Contingent Worker
    Information Technology
    Not Applicable
  • Overview

    About Us


    Opel Vauxhall Finance’s vision is to meet the mobility needs of our customers through financial services solutions for the Opel and Vauxhall brands.


    Our Strategic Priorities focus on the development of our people, performance delivery, penetration, efficiency, customer loyalty and protection - maintaining strong risk management and compliance practices.


    We promote a collaborative culture of people who actively contribute with integrity. We are agile, open minded and adaptive to deliver at pace, with customers at the heart of all we do.


    About the Role


    The Head of Security Operations will be accountable and responsible for establishing, developing and leading the Security Operations team which is part of the wider Security Function at Opel Vauxhall Finance. Building and leading a small core internal team, managing an MSSP selection process and leading the configuration of chosen MSSP’s offerings to meet business needs. Development of longer term strategy is required, ensuring the Security Operations function is in a strong position by MSS contract end.


    This is a 12 month contract position based in High Wycombe.


    • Develop, own, operate and oversee the Security Operations processes and procedures.
    • Develop and maintain operational excellence in the area of security operations
    • Document processes and procedures, communicate internally and continually improve including the activities of the MSSP providers
    • Provide leadership, mentoring, coaching and development of the internal Security Operations staff
    • Build, develop and manage a highly trained and motivated Security Operations team
    • Cooperate with parent companies and external parties on information security and corporate protection – industry organisations, regulators, partners and suppliers
    • Responsible for selecting a core set of Managed Security Services from MSSPs, using evidence to support your choice to the IT Security Function.
    • Leading on the configuration of the MSSP’s services to in-house demands (including SIEM model implementation)
    • Develop a succession plan for the role, train and hand over to successor at the end of the agreed period.


    About You



    • Degree level educated or equivalent experience
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certification is an advantage 


    • Demonstrable experience in building and operating an effective Security Operations function delivering security services to large complex companies
    • High level of experience in building and developing technical teams across multiple geographies
    • Strong experience in selecting & configuring new MSSP offerings to meet in-house business needs
    • Staff management – full employee lifecycle
    • Experience in training staff (both security-experienced & non security-experienced) in technical aspects of security operations.
    • No vendor-specific experience is required, however experience working with a variety of vendors and products would be beneficial.

    Skills and Knowledge:

    • Detailed knowledge of Security Operations processes
    • Working knowledge of ISO27000 and NIST800 security standards is highly desirable
    • Ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical business units
    • Ability to explain technical jargon in simplified terms.
    • Ability to work successfully in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Effective stakeholder management particularly with representatives from Vendors when running vendor selection, implementing and then managing the service delivered.
    • Ability to perform risk analysis, balance priorities.   


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