Line of Service Assurance Industry/Sector TMT X-Sector Specialism Conduct and Compliance
Job Description & Summary
A career in our Cyber Security practice, within Risk Assurance Compliance and Analytics services, will provide you with the opportunity to assist clients in developing analytics and technology solutions that help them detect, monitor, and predict risk. Using advanced technology, we’re able to focus on establishing the right controls, processes and structures for our clients to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information and assure that information provided to third parties is accurate, complete, and can be trusted.
Our team helps business leaders protect and manage their risk related to information regarding technology, people, systems, processes, culture, and physical surroundings. We help clients’ understand their current capability and develop a plan to target cyber security investment, helping to respond to actual cyber incidents, and advising on legal issues related to breaches, data privacy, and protection.
To really stand out and make us ?t for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As an Associate Director, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
Arrange appropriate assignments and experiences to support others’ learning and development.
Seek out different ways to use current and relevant technological advances.
- Analyse marketplace trends - economical, social, cultural, technological - to identify opportunities and create value propositions.
Deploy methods to keep up with, and stay ahead of, new developments and ideas.
Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/recommendations.
Drive and take ownership for developing networks that help deliver what is best for stakeholders.
Proactively manage stakeholders to create positive outcomes for all parties.
Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.
Purpose of Job
The “Associate Director – Cyber” role requires a candidate that has a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge. The AD should have broad hands-on experience in multiple industries and across many disciplines, with a strong understanding of business, ICT and cybersecurity processes, and should be able to liaise and collaborate with different areas in a business in order to achieve the expected results for a client. The AD should also have strong capabilities in driving sales and business development and leading teams in this regard.
To be effective, the AD must have extensive experience managing projects and teams in order to deliver solutions to complex problems which may incorporate cybersecurity, data protection, information management, business resilience and other disciplines. The person needs to have a strong ability to share and communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to executive staff, business sponsors, and technical resources in clear concise language that is relevant to each group.
Manage complex multi-stream project teams and the overall delivery of large programmes
Manage finances associated with project delivery and deliver on yearly revenue targets
Analyse and formulate cybersecurity strategy and strategic plans/objectives
Develop industry knowledge and thought leadership for business environments and industry solutions and tools related to information security, data protection, security governance and compliance
Understand and interpret complex security-related business challenges
Conceive innovative information security/cyber solutions for clients
Lead the design and delivery of end-to-end information security solutions which are enabled by technology
Think independently and creatively when formulating information security solutions
Facilitate and lead team problem solving and client issue resolution efforts
Be recognised as an expert in the field of cybersecurity and data protection including current technologies and their applications within a business context
Develop security architecture with a focus on senior management challenges
Maintain and develop technical skills in the field of cybersecurity and data protection
Delegate authority and responsibility to teams
Major/strategic account management and revenue growth. Sales target: R 10,000,000.00
Conceive innovative solutions for clients and industries
Lead business development initiatives through the compilation of proposals and bid documentation
Engage with clients in order to identify opportunities for cybersecurity improvements within their businesses
Proactively build sales pipeline and own business development initiatives
Meet pipeline and sales targets
Drive new business development within new and existing clients
Identify new information security solution opportunities and convert these into sales
Be able to drive teams to identify new opportunities and turn these into sales
Build and sustain professional relationships both within PwC and externally
Lead colleagues in solving unique information security and technology challenges
Build effective relationships with team members
Fulfil coaching and mentorship roles to junior staff
Transfer cybersecurity skills and knowledge to team members
Build long term relationships with clients that can be translated into revenue opportunities
10 - 12 years relevant project and consulting experience
10 - 12 years of experience managing clients and project teams
5 -7 years formal sales and sales pipeline management experience
Relevant B degree in Information Systems, Informatics, Information Management, Computer Science or Engineering
An advanced business degree is an advantage (e.g. Relevant Honours Degree, MBA, Post Graduate Diploma in Management)
Formal project management certification an advantage
ICT Operations certification an advantage (e.g. ITIL)
Competencies / Attributes
Skills: a combination of the items listed below would be advantageous:
Information security architecture
Information security management systems (ISMS)
Information security strategy and management
Information security governance and control
Information risk management
Information security and privacy policies and procedures
Threat and vulnerability management
Incident management and response
Security technology controls for protecting information
Design and implementation of information security solutions through to operation, experience of multi-supplier/multi-platform environments would be highly advantageous
Information security and/or privacy awareness and training
IT / internal audit with specialisation in information security
Information security gap, maturity and compliance assessments
Penetration and stress/load testing skills and/or understanding
Has extensive experience with and knowledge of information security and data protection tools, techniques, methodologies and standards (e.g. ISO 27000 series, PCI-DSS, ITIL, CoBIT)
Demonstrate significant competence in managing projects
Is able to multi-task, prioritize and coordinate tasks to meet multiple deadlines and conflicting client and company constraints
Must be a self-starter, motivated individual who works well under pressure
Manage and plan own and others work
Is able to motivate a team for excellent delivery
Is open-minded, practical and able to solve complex problems
Pays attention to detail
Is committed to quality
Is able to perform quality reviews on others work and provide constructive feedback when required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Innovative and adaptable
Copes well under tight deadlines and works well under stress
Is a strategic and big picture thinker
Is a team player and contributes to team success
Is able to build effective customer relationships
Is able to motivate and effectively lead a team
Learning and growth
Is curious – learning, sharing and innovating
Is willing to continually learn and develop skills across a multitude of core competencies
Approaches problem solving in a logical and structured manner with due consideration given to alternative solutions which may require the acquisition of new knowledge
Is able to handle complex problems and apply appropriate judgement in evaluating solution inputs
Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
Degrees/Field of Study required:
Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)
Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Government Clearance Required?
Job Posting End Date
September 17, 2019