Sr. Manager Cyber Security

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Executive / senior industry position

Position Profile

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is looking for an experienced cybersecurity professional with proven skills for recommending security measures based upon a company’s unique risk profile and heavy dependence on 3rd party vendors and partners. This IT Security team member will be responsible for assessing and managing the 3rd party security risks of our business.

This individual will be a hands-on contributor with oversight of our cybersecurity risk due to 3rd party partners while also having a contributory role to other cyber security projects and operations.

This position will possess a work style that promotes progress through collaborative teamwork in a dynamic environment.  Ultimately this individual is responsible for assessing, designing and implementing security controls to help protect the Company.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

This person will combine past experiences and expertise with industry trends and best practices to bring rigor and repeatability into system & platform security in partnership with 3rd parties.  He/she will help mature the discipline of cybersecurity best practices and will evangelize the value of such discipline to the broader IT organization. 

Specifically this role will be responsible for the following:

Develop, publish, maintain, and enforce comprehensive organization-wide information security risk assessment framework, plans, policies, procedures, guidelines and controls that are aligned with the organization’s business needs

Evangelize and Provide SME knowledge of Information policies, guidance and procedures to the rest of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals Team

Develop and Provide regular Information Security Reports including KRIs, KPIs & KCIs

Support and Manage Action Plans including exceptions to closure; including working with Risk owners to develop sustainable action plans that address technology, process and organizational risk areas.

Provide technical assistance in evaluating, developing and executing Risk-related Action Plans that meet business requirements and are sustainable

Manage relationships and relevant information sharing with members of the Information Security Team, broader IT Team as well as Lines of Business

Act as an internal consultant within IT and business groups for Information Security Risk Assessments

Help develop an effective Information Security Strategy by aligning Risk Management & Information Security Governance efforts with Information Security Technology Strategy and Information Security Threats

Perform security audits and assessments of internal systems and third parties and recommend actions to mitigate risks through a review of efficiency, effectiveness and compliance of operational and security policies, processes and practices.

Perform technical security assessment of solutions and recommend/review security designs and controls

Oversee and perform operational execution of the third party cyber risk management processes

Provide written and verbal reports of audit findings and assessment observations.

Act as primary trusted security advisor on projects to ensure that information security risks are managed and risk assessment process is followed including when interacting with 3rd parties

Support periodic audit activities as they relate to the IT cyber security domain (e.g., quarterly SOX audits for privileged access, GxP audits for information integrity, security and availability)

Maintain broad understanding of emerging security technologies and their relevance/applicability to our organization especially as they relate to 3rd party partners

Provide hands-on security expertise during design, development, implementation and testing of solutions for integrating new technologies.

Ensure security coherence across the services developed by our engineering and application teams, as well as encouraging security best practices

Provide clear direction and mobilize others to take action on priorities


Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey security concepts to non-technical audiences (e.g. senior and executive management, internal customers)

Demonstrate a firm understanding of 3rd party vendor and technology assessment frameworks and have performed assessments historically

Possess advanced interview skills to tailor the types of questions based on responses provided by internal business partners and vendors

Demonstrate an understanding of business processes, external control risk management, IT controls, and how they interact together

Understand cyber security technology sufficiently to perform technology assessments.  Example technology domains would be access management, network security, vulnerability management and physical security, etc.

At least 7 years of relevant IT Security experience and one or more relevant certifications (i.e. CISSP, CISM, CCSK)

Experience with implementing security controls

Working knowledge of industry standards – NIST Cyber Security Framework, NIST SP 800-53, ISO 27001/2, Cloud Security Alliance or Privacy Shield

Experience with assessing cloud Cybersecurity, leading global cross functional project teams, access control operations along with strong technical expertise are highly desirable

Must have strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to support decisions that balance Cybersecurity with ease-of-use

A demonstrated service delivery mind-set with experience in implementing results orientated service delivery initiatives

Demonstrated experience leading security project through influence, collaboration, and coalition-building; and very comfortable in situations requiring constrained creativity to insure we are securing business systems and data

Strong presentation and communication skills with ability to engage and influence senior level staff

Demonstrated vendor relationship management skills, with the ability to build strong rapport.

Self-starter that understands and owns every vital detail as second nature

Additional Valuable Skills and Certifications:

Pharmaceutical industry experience

Working in environments with high adoption of Cloud technologies

Experience in business of rapid change

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Executive / senior industry position


Palo Alto , United States