Director, Information Security Program Delivery (R1017010) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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Job Description

At IQVIA, we look for the very best people, and then give them meaningful work to do. We don’t simply think about careers, we think about contributions. Those who choose to work with us are joining a recognized global leader – a company uniquely positioned to help clients make the most of market opportunities and respond to challenges that affect global healthcare.  We’re committed to blending industry expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most accurate perspectives and in-depth analytics on healthcare dynamics.


To join IQVIA means you’ll be part of a worldwide organization where one person can make a difference, and where collaboration and innovation rule. Our people are creative and client-focused. They are among the best and brightest in the industry. And they bring a broad range of expertise to the table. Our people are analysts, statisticians, software engineers, consultants, sales leaders, marketing and product managers, and more. The key to our success is our people, whose experience, talent, commitment and diversity set the standard for the health information industry.


The Head of Information Security Program Delivery role presents a dynamic opportunity to ensure the secure operation of the IQVIA global information technology (IT) infrastructure and processes through developing and implementing new Cybersecurity safeguards, amending and improving existing safeguards, as well as contributing to implementation of necessary security measures and controls within projects across the enterprise.


This role plays a large part in our global Information Security team and will provide an excellent opportunity to liaise with key external and internal stakeholders while strengthening our Information Security function.


You will work closely with both the CISO and our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and their direct reports within IQVIA. You will be part of a global CIO organization structure partnering with the Business Units community and their related teams.


You will also find yourself working together with other IQVIA Information Security managers and staff, and liaising regularly with senior management at IQVIA, including Business Units leadership teams. This is an opportunity to join and progress with a forward thinking department.


Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Direct and deliver global Information Security program, including both new technological and organizational capabilities across the enterprise
  • Develop, maintain and implement improvements to a landscape of technical security safeguards, including assessment and deployment of new capabilities, technologies, and systems
  • Define security architecture strategies for IQVIA with respect to technology domain standards and design goals
  • Direct and ensure delivery of security architecture frameworks, design templates, standards, reference architectures and guidance materials in alignment with the IQVIA Integrated Information Security Framework (IISF)
  • Direct and lead the research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security posture
  • In collaboration with internal (CIO, Office of General Counsel, HR, Internal Audit, Business Units and other) and external stakeholders, develop roadmaps and deployment plans for technical solutions and related procedures in line with the overall global Information Security program
  • Direct evaluation of information security components of the enterprise architecture, conducting feasibility studies for selecting appropriate and cost effective solutions
  • Direct the Information Security support effort for the delivery of projects across the enterprise, including CIO and Business Units project portfolios, by providing necessary subject-matter expertise, team resources and contribution to both secure solution designs and configurations
  • Engage with and direct activities of third-party specialist service providers and vendors where necessary to support Information Security program deliverables, including carrying out vendor and product selections and organizing necessary operational support
  • Report regularly to the CISO and CIO on the status of the Information Security Program including metrics, risks and remediation actions
  • Develop talent in the Information Security Program Delivery team through directing, coaching and mentoring direct reports as well as other Information Security team members where applicable, and supporting team recruitment objectives
  • Manage Information Security Program budget within annual plan

Required Experience & Qualifications :

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in Information Security, IT Delivery, IT Program Management or other related areas, including minimum of 4 years in the Information Security related roles
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related areas is mandatory
  • A CISSP, CISM or equivalent professional certificate is mandatory
  • An ITIL, project management or IT architecture, such as TOGAF, CEH or GIAC or other related certificates are preferred
  • Working knowledge of IT governance frameworks and standards such as CobiT, ITIL, ISO27001, NIST cybersecurity framework
  • Working knowledge of IT architecture frameworks such as TOGAF and/or project management methodologies
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and legal compliance requirements frameworks related to information security for healthcare data, such as HIPAA, GDPR, GxP and/or equivalent regional frameworks is preferred
  • Experience in information technology related positions with working knowledge of IT infrastructure, networks design, databases, processing systems, web applications, mobile technology, cloud, big data, virtualization, protocols and technologies supporting encryption, authentication, access control, information systems attack patterns, intrusion detection, and network security
  • Ability to lead complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives
  • Strong leadership, people management and talent development skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate across countries and cultures, and at all levels of the organization
  • Relationship building skills and ability to influence change without direct authority
  • Attention to detail combined with strategic perspective
  • Excellent staff and supplier management skills, including performance management
  • Ability to work under own initiative, and enthusiasm to drive through change and multi task
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information

Additional Requirements

The position may require occasional domestic and international travel of approx. 15%.



Total Rewards

We invest in people through a range of initiatives in compensation, benefits, and learning and development, and we strive to create an environment where our employees are challenged, empowered and can flourish.



IQVIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for IQVIA, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere.



Job ID: R1017010