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Director, Information Security

Location:

Boston - Massachusetts - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Information Technology

Ref #:

201702366
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Description

This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating enterprise-wide cloud security initiatives to support company objectives and meet regulatory requirements. This includes working with executive, business and functional leaders, third party vendors, and staff throughout the enterprise. The Information Security Director will drive key security initiatives and assist the Information Security leadership by managing and prioritizing projects within the portfolio to maintain alignment with the business, IT and information security strategies. This position, based in Lowell, MA will report to the Chief Information Security Officer

RESPONSIBILITIES
• As a member of the CISO’s leadership team, manage the information security strategy related to Kronos’ capabilities as a cloud service provider to protect customer data and enable revenue growth
• Build and maintain relationships with business unit leaders and third-party business partners necessary for the successful execution of the information security program.
• Using feedback from business unit leaders, evaluate the information security roadmap and create a strategy to align the cloud security strategy to achieve the roadmap projects using people, process and technology creating efficiency where possible in existing practices
• Provide oversight of third party assessments or audit; escalating risks to business leaders to achieve resolution.
• Build and maintain relationships with business unit leaders and third-party business partners necessary for the successful execution of the information security program.
• Develop and maintain external and internal relationships to influence security programs and enhance secure interoperability with extended entities.
• Leverage information security investments to enhance business, administration and compliance processes.
• Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management

REQUIRED SKILLS

This position demands a self-starter who works well independently with a minimum amount of oversight. The right candidate will champion the information security strategy and business initiatives using a common-sense approach that seeks to strike a balance between security/compliance and business enablement.

Leadership skills: Must have the ability to lead the planning and coordination of security and information security risk management-related programs and be a key part of the overall leadership for information security. This leader will be known as a collaborative and influential team member. Must be able to communicate effectively regarding security, privacy, risk, compliance, and strategy.

Talent Development: A history of managing a high performing team including aligning performance goals to company strategy, coaching employees to create career development goals and delivering career coaching that enables team members to identify and seek growth opportunities within the team based on the 5-year team vision. The ability to manage the whole person is a key responsibility of this role.

Security knowledge: Strong knowledge of global security frameworks including SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP that will enable the delivery of industry standard cloud services to global enterprise customers. To enable revenue growth, understanding data protection requirements of industry verticals and aligning the information strategy to prepare Kronos to deliver the right level of security and compliance to customers. This individual is able to represent the interests of the organization, information security strategy, and gain support from stakeholders.

Ability to deliver: This individual will have the ability to oversee large, complex initiatives across various business and functional departments as they pertain to risk and security matters. He/she can deliver results with clear objectives, goals and processes; escalating as necessary and providing creative solutions to overcome challenges and negotiate resolution to escalations.

Project, Program and Portfolio Management: This individual must have a solid foundation of program and project management in past initiatives. The individual must have experience managing and directing a portfolio of projects and initiatives in both a project and a sustained operational capacity.

Qualifications

• 10 years’ experience in information security, risk management, or program management
• 5 years’ experience managing an information security team including managing a management employee
• Strong understanding of security in information security policy, standards, architecture, technology and programs.
• Possess a good understanding of appropriate leading-edge technologies.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop positive relationships and effectively communicate with employees, customers, auditors, business partners, and all levels of management.
• Demonstrated ability in project management and change management.
• Demonstrated ability to build an effective, cohesive and collaborative team.
• Extensive experience building and managing a diverse and inclusive team environment with strong commitment to respect, equality and teaming.
• CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP or PMP certifications are preferred

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Corporate overview

You’re empowered when you’re a Kronite

Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance — to live inspired. In fact, it’s expected! Whether you’re playing foosball in one of our game rooms, working up a healthy sweat in group fitness classes, or videoconferencing with Kronites thousands of miles away, you’ll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you’re a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond.

 

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 100 countries – including more than half the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications.  Kronos customers include enterprises large and small across diverse industries worldwide including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, services, and distribution.

 

Kronos is a privately held company and was founded in 1977. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Kronos employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.

 

Kronos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.