ELEKS is looking for a Head of Cyber Security Practice in the UK, Poland, Germany, Estonia and Netherlands.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in the IT industry
  • 7+ years of experience in management or entrepreneurship
  • Understanding of business development, standard engagement, consulting, and project support processes and activities
  • Knowledge of standard size and effort estimation methods and practices
  • Fundamentals and techniques of personnel management; methods of management decision-making
  • Ability to quickly understand and interpret current regulatory and technical documents, standards, regulations, best practices, and internal regulations
  • Ability to understand business models, risks and translate them into solutions that support the business needs
  • Ability to critically and objectively review own and other’s design decisions and assumptions
  • Ability to estimate project sizes and efforts accurately enough and with sufficient precision
  • Usage of methods and techniques to manage risks, and evaluate complexity, the scope of work, and tasks deadlines
  • Usage of fundamental methods and techniques to manage personnel, as well as management decision-making methods
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to talk in technical language with peers and business language with upper and top management
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Master’s degree

Would be a plus

  • 5+ years of experience in consulting services leadership
  • MBA, advanced professional certifications (i.e. CISSP, OSCP, CISM, CRISK …) and training(s)

Personal Characteristics

  • Initiative and pro-active position
  • Strong result orientation
  • Sense of responsibility and self-structure
  • Assertiveness and resilience, the ability to communicate own vision
  • Attention to a client
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, idea orientation, abstract thinking.
  • Strategic thinking, ability to form and see the big picture
  • Ability to quickly switch contexts
  • Self-improvement potential
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and drive it
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and patterns
  • Leadership skills
  • Management skills

Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop new strategic opportunities to diversify the client base and gain market share through cyber security services and products as well as partnership network, e.g. on security testing, security compliance and advisory, managed security services
  • Develop strong relationships with key customer contacts at all levels of the business to gain an understanding of key business drivers that influence purchasing decisions in the field of security services
  • Collect data, market feedback, and best practices – learn & develop a further strategy
  • Advise how best to deploy ELEKS’s resources for cyber security projects as well as apply ELEKS core services to the security industry
  • Mentor ELEKS teams to translate customers’ business needs into security strategies
  • Contribute information to sales strategies by evaluating current sales results for consulting services, identifying needs to be filled, monitoring competitive products, and analyzing and relaying customer reactions
  • Mentor contributors to the security-related projects – including members of the office, members of other functional areas, or external consultants
  • Support the Engagement team in pre-sales by providing domain expertise, vision, and estimates
  • Suggest and support marketing activities for the company’s consulting offering, representing the company’s consulting excellence including article publishing, participation in events, and presenting to the clients
  • Travel onsite when appropriate to supervise and perform client security services
  • Lead the implementation of necessary certifications and accreditations to further extend security services (i.e. CREST, CHECK, Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS …) both personal and company wise
  • Is responsible for the performance of the cyber security practice inside the portfolio

What will you get with ELEKS

  • Above average compensation
  • Close cooperation with a customer
  • Challenging tasks
  • Competence development
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Projects from scratch
  • Team of professionals
  • Dynamic environment with low level of bureaucracy

ABOUT ELEKS

ELEKS is a custom software development company. We deliver value to our clients, thanks to our expertise and experience gained from working as a software innovation partner since 1991.

Our 2000+ professionals located in the Delivery Centers across Eastern Europe and sales offices in Europe and North America, provide our clients with a full range of software engineering services. These include product development, QA, R&D, design, technology consulting and dedicated teams.

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