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Sr Program Director - Security

Company: Blue Yonder
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Program Director - Security initiates and sets goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the Blue Yonder security team. Planning programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes, developing budgets and operations.

The role will lead cybersecurity strategic planning initiatives and communicates the organizations' plans and performance to both functional staff and business partners.

The role reports to the CSO, and interacts with functional and business unit leadership to set strategic direction in alignment with business objectives and priorities. The role is also responsible for IT strategic workforce initiatives and oversees architecture alignment efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project and Program management, managing security initiatives from start to finish.

  • Defines objectives, frameworks, and metrics for strategic planning process and establishes ownership and timelines for key planning steps

  • Analyzes key internal and external inputs to develop the strategic plan, ensuring alignment with overall enterprise strategy

  • Responsible for managing the strategy and planning and communications teams to a high standard of performance

  • Conducts meetings with senior leadership and key stakeholders across the organization to validate understanding of business goals and effectively communicate the IT strategy

  • Develops capability metrics and leads quarterly reviews with IT Leadership Team

  • Monitors value metrics to make informed decisions that maximize returns across investments

  • Drives and contributes to workforce strategy, including analyzing trends and business strategy to forecast critical skills and resource gaps

  • Analyzes functional design and contributes to overall organizational design initiatives

  • Oversees planning and presentations, including oversight of management training initiatives, skills analysis, job description updates

  • Takes responsibility for special projects and other initiatives on behalf of the CSO.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels

  • Fosters and builds a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders within cybersecurity and the business

  • Expert in strategic planning, communications, and financial management

  • Expert in governance formulation, organizational change management

  • Proven track record of successful team leadership and development

  • Good working knowledge of cybersecurity architecture and standards


  • More than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity management, line of business management, and/or corporate strategy roles - former CISO experience preferred

  • Project management, Business Relationship Management or Enterprise Architecture experience

  • Experience of strategy development and communication essential

  • More than five years of people management experience


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business, or a related discipline

Our Values

If you want to know the heart of a company, take a look at their values. Ours unite us. They are what drive our success - and the success of our customers. Does your heart beat like ours? Find out here: Core Values

Check out Blue Yonder's blog - Supply Chain Nation - the platform for supply chain trends and innovations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Blue Yonder, Scottsdale , Sr Program Director - Security, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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