Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Job Description

The Company 
Our client is a reputable High-Tech Warehousing company seeking to hire a dynamic Chief Information Security Officer to oversee the information security systems of its network of warehouses.

  • Manage internal and external security and risk assessments
  • Plan, design and implement an IT and network strategy
  • Drive and deliver change to the various warehouses information and security systems, processes and procedures by continuously analysing and reviewing new security technologies and practices as informed by industry best practice
  • Analyze IT security threats in real-time and mitigate these threats
  • Define, develop and maintain a business-aligned Information and security strategy and operating model
  • Ensure that newly-acquired technology complies with the IT security regulations
  • Ensure Information Security is managed effectively throughout the IT service delivery lifecycle (incl. Security Operations, Security Architecture and Security Assurance)
  • Manage the continuous maintenance of the IT network to ensure optimum security levels are maintained
  • Source the necessary hardware and software to implement the IT strategy
  • Build and inspire a highly skilled and diverse Security team. Foster a culture of trusted cross functional partnership, service, and continuous improvement
  • Create quarterly, annual and long-term cyber security and cyber risk management goals, articulate strategies, define metrics, and provide necessary updates to executive leadership and the Board of Directors
  • Direct, and assist as necessary, investigations into information security breaches and pursue associated disciplinary and legal matters, liaising with the Information Rights team on data
    protection legislation ensuring root-causes of such breaches are understood and addressed

  •  BSc Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. An MBA is an added advantage.
Professional Experience
  • Minimum of seven (7) years or more previous security executive leadership experience, ideally as a Head of Security, IT Manager or Chief Information Security Officer

Skills & Aptitude
  • A collaborative leader with strategic acumen and problem-solving skills, able to inspire and motivate colleagues
  • Considerable experience of warehousing techs including but not limited to, RFID Tracking, Multi-Modal Technologies, Voice Tasking & Warehouse Efficiency, OAU, IoT, Predictive Assets Lifecyle Management etc
  • Excellent communication skills at an executive level and the ability to dive deeper and document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
  • A demonstrated knowledge of information security standards, rules and regulations related to information security and data confidentiality and other various security standards and policies
  • Knowledge of information security management frameworks
  • Previous experience leading Product Security, Governance Risk & Compliance, and Security Engineering
  • Strong business sense with an ability to balance business value and security risk
  • Experience in building and scaling a well-rounded security program
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills
  • Thorough understanding of the current threat and attack landscape, latest security trends, and principles

  • Full-time
  • IT
Direct Superior
  • IT Director 
  • Industry Standard
Application Directives
  • Kindly apply by uploading your recent resume on this site
  • English speaking applicants should have adequate proficiency in french and resume should be in french format
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Position Based At
  • Abidjan
Application Deadline
  • October 28, 2022 at 02:00 p.m