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Cyber Security Manager in Glenview, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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Job Description

Position at ITW Corporate

The Manager, Cyber Security is part of the Corporate IT team, and is responsible for working throughout ITW to understand cyber risks and to create programs and policies that both directly or indirectly mitigate cyber risk.  He/she manages our Security Operations Center, provides guidance and oversight to our Cyber Security Framework and policies, and keeps current on emerging trends and threats through ongoing education and active participation in peer groups. 

This role will provide direct oversight to cyber policies surrounding our Corporate systems and indirect oversight for localized systems at our ITW manufacturing businesses.  These businesses vary from smaller, local divisions with fewer locations to larger, complex global divisions, which requires flexibility in approach to align with growth and profitability drivers of each business.

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background as well as an ability to work with the IT organization in alignment with ITW core principles.  The role will be an empowered member of the team during assessments, planning and strategic decision making.  Importantly, this candidate will thrive in an informal, decentralized culture where decisions are largely consensus-based, and strong execution is expected and valued.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Security Operations Center
  • Create and execute awareness programs throughout the enterprise
  • Manage the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the current and future threat landscape as well as providing the Cyber Security Director with a realistic overview of risks and threats in an enterprise environment
  • Propose changes to existing programs, policies and procedures through a collaborative process
  • Conduct benchmarking and 3rd Party reviews of Cyber Strategy
  • Translate IT risk requirements and constraints of the business into control requirements and specifications
  • Advance metrics for ongoing reporting and performance measurement
  • Develop budget projections based on short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Provide oversight through active monitoring of security policies, as well as the advisement of those policies within the IT Department
  • Evaluate the representation of the Cyber strategy within the context of SOX controls, GDPR guidelines, insurance policies and other legal and/or regulatory requirements
  • Work with 3rd Party Software Providers and Vendor Management Office to ensure that information system security requirements are included in contracts
  • Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures reported by auditors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with IT leaders across ITW to develop effective programs and services, enable collaboration and networking, and offer relevant consultation in coordination with Segment IT Leaders
  • Select and manage internal and external resources; manage relevant vendor relationships
  • Act as a trusted advisor throughout ITW on security topics and our Cyber Security Framework


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact and build trust across all levels of the organization
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Experience working with legal, audit and compliance departments
  • Experience developing, maintaining policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgement and maturity
  • Highly organized


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field. Masters degree a plus.
  • 5 years experience managing and delivering IT services and operational excellence at a manufacturing company
  • 2 years successful leadership of an IT team of more than 5 and in multiple IT functions including security
  • Proven record of successfully leading collaborative working groups across various functional teams
  • Certification – CISSP or CCSP or CISM or equivalent a plus
  • Experienced in cybersecurity frameworks like NIST, COBIT, ISO 27002
  • Experienced within regulatory requirements (SOX, HIPAA, Privacy acts, etc)
  • Tier 2 ERP experience a plus

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