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2 Director, IT & Cyber Security

Grade 18

Reports to Dave Anderson, VP, CIO


The Director, Information Technology and Cyber Security position is responsible for the creation, implementation, and oversight of strategies and programs designed to reduce and mitigate information security risk across all Libbey locations globally.


This Director, Information Technology and Cyber Security establishes and leads an enterprise-wide information security and assurance function, ensuring that confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements of information systems and assets are identified and managed appropriately. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Information Technology, this position serves as a key member of the Information Technology organization's leadership team. 


  • Leader of governance processes of the organization’s security strategies
  • Leader and expert on cybersecurity protection, detection, response, and recovery.
  • Lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies using a risk-based assessment methodology
  • Develop and communicate security strategies and plans to executive team, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders
  • Lead in the design and implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans, procedures, audits, and enhancements
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures, and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard best practices
  • Define and communicate global plans, procedures, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating new security systems, equipment, software, and other technologies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors
  • Select and acquire additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security as per the enterprise’s existing procurement processes
  • Lead the deployment, integration and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating procedures generically and the enterprise’s security documents specifically
  • Lead all investigations into problematic activity and provide on-going communication with senior management
  • Lead the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits.
  • Perform regular security awareness training for all employees to ensure consistently high levels of compliance with enterprise security documents
  • Act as advocate and primary liaison for the company’s security vision via regular written and in-person communications with the company’s executives, department heads, and end users.
  • Lead the IT department on global technology development to fully secure information, computer, network, and processing systems
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted to/from/through enterprise workstations, servers and other systems and in databases and other data repositories
  • Develop, track, and control the security services annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations
  • Recommend and implement changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in local or federal law
  • Creatively and independently provide resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assess and communicate any and all security risks associated with any and all purchases or practices performed by the company
  • Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and prices. Advise, counsel, and educate executive and management teams on their relative importance and financial impact


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an IT related field from an accredited college
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Business or IT related field
  • Industry Certifications (One or more of the following desired):
  • ISC2: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISACA: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ISACA: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • 10+ years direct, progressive experience Security, Risk, Governance, Compliance or related professional area
  • 10+ years of related work hands on experience with enterprise business systems, preferably in a large-scale manufacturer with multiple locations and an international footprint
  • 8+ years’ experience in enterprise security risk management frameworks and processes (e.g., NIST, ISO2700X, Cloud Security Alliance)
  • 5+ years of experience managing technical teams, including proven experience coaching and directing technical people in various roles within a project-driven organization
  • 4+ years of experience leading an information security organization
  • Comprehensive knowledge and hands on experience with hardware and infrastructure components (servers, networks, storage, security) and how they interface with software applications
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical ideas in easy to understand business terms
  • In-depth knowledge of SOX, GDPR and compliance
  • Experience managing >$1M departmental budgets

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to be a change advocate to mature and advance our technology strategy
  • Capable of staying abreast of new technologies and industry trends (frameworks, best practices, etc.)
  • Technical architecture and design skills relevant to both infrastructure and telecommunications solutions
  • Excellent communication and presentation (verbal and written) skills with the ability to relate well to associates throughout all levels of the organization
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills with the ability maintain a balanced perspective when dealing with conflicting demands for your team
  • Ability to lead and influence all levels and across the organization
  • Strategically agile with the ability to anticipate future consequences and trends while contributing to competitive organizational framework (Strategic thinking)
  • Provides honest analysis and uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. (Analytical and problem-solving skills)


  • Ability to delegate, assign, and oversee tasks within the department and across project teams
  • Day-to-day coaching, motivating, and monitoring of team member performance will lead to success in this role.  Advanced leadership skills are required
  • Ability to develop formal performance and development goals, measure/track results and conduct reviews for team members
  • Ability to set goals, plan, marshal resources, keep people focused, effectively delegate, measure progress, and hold employees accountable


  • Exhibit sound judgment and professionalism in all aspects of the position
  • Safety in the office environment

Interaction with Others:

  • Consistently exhibit Libbey Values in all interactions
  • Ability to work through interpersonal conflict with team members
  • Work closely with associates from other departments
  • Work closely with associates from Information Technology
  • Work cooperatively on cross-functional project teams

Work Conditions:

  • Travel for project work, training or other business-related purposes may be required including possible International travel
  • Off hours demands are required, and may be frequent at time due to event and/or incident resolution

Nearest Major Market: Toledo

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