Head of Technology Risk - GDPR, ISO27001, CISSP, CISM

£80k - £100k pa + PHI, Pension, Bonus
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Technology Risk - GDPR, ISO27001, CISSP, CISM - £80-100k - Manchester

The Role:

The Technology team plays a crucial part in shaping the future of this business and is a fundamental function within the organisation. It site within a strong Technology Leadership team, reporting to the CIO, this role is responsible for owning and driving risk and control programmes within Technology and challenging and influencing at executive and board level.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be driving and delivering a portfolio of complex Technology Risk and Security Programmes, including;

- Cyber Security. Ensuring the Group operates with the highest of standards in relation to Cyber Security.
- Ensuring that our data driven business maintains the right relationships with our customers through compliance to GDPR legislation.
- Software Engineering. Evolving and maturing the risk based control framework the Group operates through Agile Product Engineering.
- Maturing the technology Risk Framework through the implementation and adoption of industry recognised benchmarks. Designing target state processes and implementing remediation plans to meet the designed state.
- Driving the formalisation of risk remediation through the application of an audit mentality. Ensuring the remediation of Technology Risk is adequately governed, delivered and reported up to Board level.

Essential requirements:

- Experience of driving change and owning a portfolio of programmes, co-ordinating virtual teams.
- You have demonstrable, practical experience of managing Technology risk through the development and application of Risk & Control frameworks.
- You have demonstrable Cyber experience (though are not required to be a technical subject matter expert), with the ability to discuss and influence Cyber solutions and options.
- You have a strong pedigree of leading, planning and executing complex, high-stakes, Risk and Security focused programmes.
- You have an 'Auditor mind-set', with a strong track record of identifying risks and issues, managing stakeholders and mobilising resources to drive remediation activities through to successful closure. You are confident in exerting independence and challenge across the organisation.
- You have the ability to comfortably exert senior-level influence, with the ability to present and report to the Executive team and Board.
- You have experience of operating in a regulated environment and are familiar with current legislation relevant to Technology Risk, including GDPR.
- You believe that effective Risk Management creates competitive advantage and you are passionate about driving cultural, commercial and operational change to drive successful outcomes.


The company are a Manchester based eCommerce organisation who operate in the eCommerce space. They work with world leading organisations and support their back end systems to enhance company sales. The organisation have been growing at a fast rate and have now established that they need to grow into the Risk and Compliance function.

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Head of Technology Risk - GDPR, ISO27001, CISSP, CISM - £80-100k - Manchester

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