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Group IT Security Operations Manager


Multiple Locations, National, IE

Job ID:  44441
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  5874
Talent Area:  IT

Group IT Security Operations Manager 


The primary responsibility for the Group IT Security Operations Manager is to lead, manage and oversee the Security Operations function in continuously monitoring, analysing and improving Ardagh’s security posture by driving the effective detection and response to Cyber Security incidents, enabled by the appropriate engineering, governance and management support. Responsibility will also include communication to leadership (CISO, CIO and the business) on Security Operations capabilities (Security Monitoring, Incident Response, Security Tooling, Vulnerability Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Infrastructure Security), risks and performance as well as escalating P1 Cyber incidents.


Key Responsibilities include:


  1. Oversee and drive Security Operations activities including, Security Operations Centre (SOC), Incident Response, Infrastructure Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Vulnerability Management through regular liaison with the SOC lead, Security Engineer and SOC On-boarding Manager.
  2. In conjunction with SOC lead, define and collect metrics / KPIs and periodically report to leadership on SOC events / incidents and overall effectiveness of the security operations programme to help ensure SOC metrics are in line with risk appetite.
  3. Oversee Security Engineer and SOC On-boarding Manager to validate that the SecOps estate is adequately maintained and that appropriate log sources are being on-boarded.
  4. In conjunction with Security Engineer and SOC On-boarding, ensure that infrastructure security tooling management and oversight is adequate and provides protection in line with changing business requirements and the evolving threat landscape.
  5. Regularly review, revise and re-define Security Operations service catalogue and the associated technologies, processes, talent (people) and data requirements to ensure it meets the continually evolving threat and business landscapes.
  6. Oversee Vulnerability Manager to ensure that KPIs are defined and collected and the change in the effectiveness of the vulnerability management programme are adequately highlighted to leadership alongside the change in risk to the organisation.


Qualifications, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, IT engineering, or related field
  • An MSc Information Security or equivalent would be an advantage
  • Information Security and/or Information Technology industry certification (CISSP, CISM or equivalent) strongly preferred
  • Other desired certifications include information security certifications such as OSCP, CEH, GCIH, GSEC etc.
  • Project management certifications such as PMP strongly preferred
  • Proven working knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for Detect and Respond
  • Oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive suite of capabilities including Security Operations Centre (SOC), Incident Response, Infrastructure Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
  • Oversee the Incident Response process and ensure it is aligned to the Business Continuity incident management process, and is adequately integrated with the business
  • An understanding of security concepts such as threat vectors, event and incident management, cyber threats and attacks etc. and the impact the evolution of these have on IT and the business and how the in-scope capabilities need to be adapted
  • Proven ability to understand the businesses critical assets and network infrastructure, including applications, middleware and databases to provide adequate coverage across the organisation
  • Proficient in reporting to leadership on capability effectiveness and changes to the risk posture to the organization related to in-scope capabilities
  • Organised with a proven ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines, and utilise time effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to deal effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Prior work experience in information security is essential
  • Prior leadership / management experience is essential
  • Experience in leading large multi-disciplinary teams is essential
  • Experience in designing, implementing and managing Security Operations Centres (SOCs) and associated Governance
  • Experience in providing oversight, guidance and escalation of incidents.
  • Experience in providing Infrastructure Security, Vulnerability Management, Security Engineering and Cyber Threat Intelligence services to a global organisation
  • Experience in leading Incident Response and overseeing the effective resolution of high priority incidents
  • Proficient in leading security operational meetings with key internal and external stakeholders and managing relationship with service providers
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and flexibility



About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Our modern Dublin office is located in the Central Business Park in Sandyford. Our Dublin team has almost one hundred employees working in finance, IT, procurement, and HR.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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