Director of Information Security & Data Protection

Perdue Farms, Inc. - Salisbury, MD3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $120,000 a year
Description/Job Summary

To provide cost-competitive Security solutions that are responsive and meet Company requirements; to protect the Company's computer systems and databases from loss or destruction; As a business partner, assist Management in achieving the corporate goals through accurate and timely security solutions, identification of problems and opportunities and development of security.

Purchase, develop, enhance and support security solutions and meet the Company requirements within agreed upon service levels and cost to improve product quality, service and reliability, lower costs and protect Company information.
Maintain spending and staffing levels in Information Security that are industry-competitive and sharply focused on risk avoidance.
Provide technological leadership and guidance to the Company in delivering security solutions to meet or exceed corporate goals and business objectives. Ensure that the planning horizon is three-five years into the future.
Recruit, hire, train and develop qualified staff to perform the Department's Mission in a cost-effective manner, including developing a qualified successor.
Build relationships with key business leaders in the organization that will facilitate increased security awareness and policy enforcement Continuously work to develop a fundamental understanding for our business. Manage key vendor relationships that bring added value to Perdue in service delivery and long-term strategy. Facilitate the evaluation of new security technologies that support business goals.
Support plans and procedures to protect the Company's corporate computer and telephone systems, telecommunications network and databases from loss or destruction and maintain a high level of availability to computing and telecommunication resources.
Required Experience

Ten to fifteen years of IT experience in a similar size or larger organization and four-year college degree in related major. Five to ten years of responsible management experience, including managing managers, and direct project management of large automation systems projects in multi-division company. Seven to ten years of Security design and implementation experience in a large-scale environment are required, and Role Based Security using Active Directory.

Global experience and experience with SAP and other large ERP vendors also preferred.

Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.