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14 Sep 2022

PermanentPosition for Head of Security Required Urgently

Tych Business Solutions – Posted by JobPost24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Position for Head of Security Required Urgently

Location: Johannesburg
Type of the job: permanent
Company/Employer: Tych Business Solutions
Job Title: Position for Head of Security Required Urgently


Introduction

Oversees the product strategy, roadmap and lifecycle of the company’s product portfolio for a sub-part of the overall organization (group, division, subsidiary or other sub-part). Defines and drives the business plan, short- and long-term growth strategy and positioning of the company’s products in the market. Directs the end-to-end leadership of new and existing products from inception through all phases of the products’ lifecycle.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the strategic and operational aspects of practice solutions, driving the achievement both short-term and long-term objectives and enabling continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Identify key performance drivers, set challenging targets and hold team members accountable for achieving results
  • Lead and manage the transformation and growth for selling the practice solutions across the regional footprint
  • Directs, owns and optimizes the solution portfolio investment for the owned business solutions for our clients, aligning with the business strategies and priorities
  • Is responsible for and takes ownership of the practice P&L. Ensures the practice is appropriately structured to achieve budgets and financial objectives
  • Ensure Advisory services growth, including assurance and information security management
  • Ensure alignment of practice Solution Architecture with the company Growth priorities, and the MCIS and MNCS Service Divisions
  • Localization of the Security portfolio and product lifecycle management to ensure that is RTE/RFS/RFD and fit for the market
  • Owns the budgeting process for the practice and works closely finance and sales team to compile the practice budget
  • Continually strive to innovate new and differentiated offerings that are repeatable and scalable for our clients to help drive more intimate and longstanding client relationships
  • Recommend, lead, identify and create demand for solutions that drive sales and ensure the financial viability for deployment, preparing and reviewing cost estimates
  • Lead and manage the practice team and ensure performance goals are constantly reviewed and achieved
  • Designs and implements effective leadership structures and governance models.
  • Develop and manage a budget for the practice solutions
  • Drive the development and support a community of practice where information and best practices can be shared
  • Authorize and drive the implementation of operational policies and procedures for optimal practice efficiency
  • Lead and drive solution design reviews to ensure capacity to provide the solution and the profitability to the business, whilst ensuring client requirements are met
  • Where applicable, provide advice on the development of service level agreements (SLA) and conduct the required reviews to ensure deliverables are met
  • Ensure the definition and implementation of standards and tools for new solution architecture and deliver continuous delivery frameworks that will promote and establish a reliable and competitive practice
  • Recommend continuous integration for tooling to support regions with automated build, test and deployment with a focus on continuous improvement in quality delivery

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Fluency in Cyber Security related topics with a natural interest in information services and technology
  • Significant knowledge of the Security industry and the company Security business, its products, services and vendors
  • Demonstrated profit and loss management capability
  • Thought leader and innovator with entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to secure and compare information from multiple sources to identify business issues; the ability to make sense of complex issues and ambiguous situations
  • A high degree of personal maturity and confidence
  • Demonstrate excellent persuasion and influence ability
  • Able to work with and influence senior business executives
  • Strategic thinking ability coupled with tactical operational management skills
  • Deep understanding of technologies in the scope of relevant practice(s)
  • Deep understanding of project delivery methods
  • Understanding of marketing communications in promoting solutions
  • Understanding in solution product development
  • Desired Experience & Qualification
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in a pre-sales/sales and/or solutions practice leadership role
  • Experience leading and innovating within a Security organization or practice within a consulting firm
  • A track-record of implementing and leading a successful, global product innovation strategy while also delivering on short-term financial goals and longer-term operational improvements
  • Significant experience managing and leading a team of technical and non-technical individuals
  • Substantial budget management experience
  • Product Development & Management experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Business Development experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Vendor Management experience
  • Consulting and Enterprise Architecture experience
  • Experience of working in international business with people from different backgrounds and cultures and from different countries and regions
  • Significant experience implementing strategic and tactical initiatives that support the corporate strategy
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment and the ability to deliver against tight timescales
  • Reputation for building world-class teams, attracting and developing highly successful and motivated leaders in prior leadership roles
  • Academic Qualifications and Certifications:
  • A Security related tertiary qualification (CISSP, CISM, CCISO, ISO 27001, SANS) is preferable in addition to a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s level

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