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Security Portfolio Performance Manager

Security Portfolio Performance Manager

Tech Our Way

Primark Technology has embarked on a transformation journey to support our business strategy which includes modernising our operating model as well as our technology architecture. We will use the latest technologies to do things smarter, better and faster and are looking for an ambitious Security Portfolio Performance Manager who can innovate with our strategy in mind. This role is key in building and improving Primark’s Cyber Security Posture.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the delivery of projects (Agile & Waterfall) with multiple business and technical risks ensuring the application of appropriate security controls and compliance with the Technology GDPR / Security Stage Gates and standards.

  • Owns the Cyber Roadmap & Remediation workstreams delivering agreed initiatives and addressing maturity gaps / audit points with outcomes improving Primark’s Cyber security posture.

  • Work closely with third party vendors for the delivery of agreed projects / initiatives aligned with industry best practice and maximising value from vendor agreements.

  • Transform and optimise management processes within the Cyber function to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Owns the portfolio performance processes and budget planning on behalf of the Cyber function to increase the pace and value of delivery through modern portfolio management practices.

  • Record, present and track all commercial and financial information across the Cyber function (including KPI dashboards).

  • Understand the strategic direction & transformation themes for the Portfolios and the significance of the projects being proposed in order to participate fully in prioritisation, ensuring that the investment in a portfolio delivers the required value as defined in the organisational strategy.

  • Ensure adherence to technology portfolio processes and guardrails set by the Technology Strategy & Performance team.

  • Drive value by producing informative commentary and reports on Portfolio health and quality for discussion at Portfolio Reviews, highlight risks, exceptions and actions required - across delivery metrics, costs and value.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders inside and outside of Technology providing assurance and oversight Act as a finance subject matter expert for the team; providing guidance and interpretation as required.

  • Partnering closely with engineering and product senior stakeholders and their teams, seek to increase the pace and value of delivery through modern portfolio management practices.

  • Seek to drive efficiency and value-add through scalable processes.

Skills & Experiences:

  • 8+ years in a Technology organisation focused on Information Security / GDPR, overseeing the delivery of projects with the application of security controls and compliance with information security policy.

  • 4+ years IT cost management / commercial evaluation / budget management / forecasting / capacity management experience.

  • 3+ years of vendor management, governance and managing roadmaps

  • Possess Commercial and Financial management skills

  • Cyber security experience within a retail or regulated environment

  • An appropriate degree, equivalent qualification or experience

  • A recognised security certification is desirable e.g. CISM, CISA, CISSP or CRISC

Successful candidates will:

  • Be a passionate and visionary technologist able to inspire others to challenge and disrupt the current reality to co-create a compelling technology-orientated future business by

  • being able to scan potential technologies (established, emerging and emergent)

  • finding ways to translate that into business opportunities

  • and most importantly of all, able to take people along with you, empowering new ways of working and successfully executing on those opportunities

  • Communicate brilliantly and effortlessly, building relationships and able to engage stakeholders, teams and suppliers with high impact, influence and empathy.

  • Be commercially minded, using your own judgement and insight to identify value drivers, shape financial choices and measure returns.

  • Understand conflicting priorities of agility and governance and you are comfortable making and communicating a balanced and informed perspective that prioritises business value.

  • Recognise the power of diverse teams and ‘walk the talk’ on shaping inclusive teams which reflect the communities our colleagues and customers live in.

Why work with us?
At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals. Having a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme is our way of acknowledging this. We'll also provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark
Our flexible working benefit, Your Day Your Way, means you get to choose when to start and finish your workday. Choose to work remotely if you like, in a way that suits you but also helps us get the most out of your talents.

There’s a lively culture here, and it’s easy to get to know each other in a truly warm atmosphere.


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