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IT Security Architect

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: D, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS) - Vacancy
IT Security Architect


An opportunity has arisen for an IT Security Architect join Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent opportunity will report to the Head of Information Security and IT Risk.

While likely to be initially working remotely due to current restrictions, the base location of the role will be Kilkenny or Dublin 24, upon return to the workplace with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


The IT Security Architect for will work with IT, OT and business process specialists to capture the corporate strategy in enough detail to enable them plan the required business solutions and technology portfolio on a multiyear basis. This is a strategic role, combining technical and business understanding with road mapping and planning competencies, involving big-picture thinking and the ability to visualise and articulate future state IT landscapes.  


Key Elements of the Role
•    Support the Head of Information Security Manager by performing security risk assessments, technical IT Security controls reviews to test and monitor compliance with Information Security policies; 
•    Participate in the development of Glanbia’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) to ensure delivery of an Information Security strategy that supports business goals;
•    Assess existing and proposed technology and security architectures, identify security design gaps, and recommend changes or enhancements to meet security control objectives;
•    Develop and maintain a catalogue of information security policies and standards;
•    Work with Identity & Access Management functions to ensure processes and technologies are aligned to Information Security standards;
•    As part of a team, respond to and manage security incidents and alerts;
•    Work with suppliers of IT, OT and security services to ensure the on-going maintenance of a secure operating environment across all Glanbia locations;
•    Promote the importance of Information Security and IT Risk Management.

Person Specification



•    Bachelor’s degree (NFQ 7 or higher) in IT or associated discipline
•    CISM, CISA, CISP or similar security qualification


•    A minimum of 5+ years in IT with at least 3 years spent in a Security related role
•    Experience of designing and implementing Information Security frameworks (e.g. ISO27000 and NIST)  
•    Experience of dealing with and managing third-party consultants in a project implementation
•    Stakeholder & relationship management across multiple business units.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Skills and Competencies
•    Engagement Skills:
o    Communication 
o    Collaboration 
o    Influencing
o    IT Governance
o    Creativity
o    Coaching and Mentoring
o    Adaptability

•    Technical Mastery:
o    Cyber Security Controls 
o    Standards and Policy writing
o    New Technology Innovation
o    Maintain architecture models and inventories

•    The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of Information Security and Cyber Security. 

•    Strategic Thinking
o    Road mapping and Planning
o    Strategic Planning

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.