VF Corporation Manager, Security Operations in Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Description

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Dickies®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We’re committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.

We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 70,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. It’s who we are and have always been.

Powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation put us at the heart of our consumers’ lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.

While our company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.

Manager, Security Operations: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

This critical position in the Information Security organization secures enterprise information by designing, implementing, and enforcing security controls, safeguards, policies, and procedures along with managing security related projects (directly and indirectly), including internal as well as outsourced. This position works closely with business and IT teams to ensure security standards meet or exceed security and regulatory requirements as well as managing a staff.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Provides team leadership, accomplishes security human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures. Achieves security operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; participating in audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change. Meets security financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Establishes safeguards by directing disaster recovery preparedness development; conducting preparedness tests. Advises senior management by identifying critical security issues; recommending risk-reduction solutions. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations; coordinating hardware and software evaluations with vendors. Serve as a technical collaboration point between outsourcing vendors, managed services partners and technical groups. This includes technical planning, strategy input, and technical compliance standards provided applied to the enterprise. Monitors industry threats, security technology trends and new business requirements. Ensure technical countermeasures and risk reduction techniques are efficient and cost effective to the broader business. Design, implement and report on key security metrics and process maturity frameworks used to monitor, measure and manage the global Security Operations program. Leverage industry framework to drive efficient, effective and auditable security management processes in operation. Identify gaps in processes, asset coverage and technical configuration and drive continuous improvements which reduce threat exposure.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 10+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience in information security

  • 10+ years of experience in information security field, preferably with global company

  • Experience in leading and developing a successful team.

  • Experience in technical platforms (i.e. mainframe, midrange ( UNIX or AS/400), SAP, Intel)

  • Experience with network and server security including firewalls, VPN, anti-malware, patch management, etc

  • Knowledge of information security methods, tools and techniques

  • Experience with secure coding practices, vulnerability assessment, scanning tools, etc

  • Knowledge of application development methodologies including 3-tier architectures (web, middleware and database).

  • Ability to analyze and communicate complex material with clarity and confidence. Ability to communicate both technically and non-technically is critical.

  • Ability to resolve security technology issues as well as deal with major outsourcing vendors and 3rd party service providers. Ensure security initiatives are effective and advantageous for VF.

  • Advanced Problem Determination Skills

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Strong analytical skills, extensive background in analyzing new and complex requirements and assessing both business and technical impact.

  • Willing to develop strong working relationships with executives, business clients and GBT groups

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.