Global Director – IT Security


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Our global manufacturing client is currently seeking a Global IT Security Director to work from their Chicago (O’Hare area) headquarters. This high visibility role reports directly to the CIO and will oversee a lean, agile IT staff to manage all aspects of IT security across the enterprise.


Specific responsibilities of the role include:

  • Build a strategic and comprehensive information security program that defines, develops, maintains and implements policies and processes
  • Ensure information security policies, standards, and procedures are up to date
  • Provide subject matter expertise for security compliance
  • Manage security incidents and events
  • Foster information security awareness within the organization
  • Evaluate security trends, evolving threats, risks and vulnerabilities and applie tools to mitigate risk
  • Ensure the disaster recovery, business continuity, risk management and access control needs of the business are documented, managed and tested
  • Lead periodic information security risk assessment/analysis, mitigation and remediation
  • Development and implementation of security risk management plan
  • Ensure organization has audit controls to monitor electronic systems
  • Manage 3rd party suppliers as required


Requirements for consideration include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Current CISM and/or CISSP Certification required
  • 5-7 years of IT security leadership experience (manager, director, etc.) in a large, multi-national corporate organization
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing IT security policies and procedures
  • Professional experience with corporate Risk Management and Compliance
  • Strong knowledge of the National Institute of Standards Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)
  • Ability to travel internationally as required


This is a fulltime, salaried position that requires a daily presence in the Chicago, IL area.


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