Head of Program Management - Cyber Projects

Posted 25 January 2024
Salary 175000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Cyber Security
Contact NameGreg Anderson
Remote working Remote

Job description

An esteemed organization is seeking a dynamic and strategic Senior Manager for their Cybersecurity Portfolio Management.

This pivotal role involves leading high-impact programs that are crucial in advancing the organization's commitment to Cybersecurity. The chosen candidate will champion project delivery lifecycle management frameworks, ensuring performance reporting, and the development and maintenance of best practices. They will play a key role in realizing strategic objectives and business value through disciplined Project and Portfolio Management processes, encompassing planning, capital governance, resource allocation, risk management, and delivery execution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the cybersecurity portfolio and leading the delivery of security programs.
  • Collaborating with technology teams, internal and external partners, and communicating progress to senior leadership teams.
  • Influencing the definition of cybersecurity policies, standards, and procedures in line with industry best practices and compliance requirements.
  • Managing the cybersecurity project portfolio, including risk-based prioritization and the success of initiatives.
  • Overseeing the entire project lifecycle, administering budgets, mitigating risks, and managing program changes.
  • Developing stakeholder engagement strategies, facilitating communication, and ensuring effective decision-making processes.
  • Conducting financial planning for a three-year $125M program and managing performance.
  • Championing the implementation and adoption of project delivery methods, tools, change control, and risk management.
  • Building and managing a high-performing team of approximately 10 resources.
  • Leading business process improvements and consulting with external auditors.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field; or an associate degree with relevant experience.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in IT or business project and enterprise program management.
  • Proven experience in delivering cybersecurity transformations and managing complex technology or program rollouts.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity policies, standards, regulations, and compliance frameworks.
  • Exceptional communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with COBIT, COSO, ITIL, ISO 27001, or NIST RMF frameworks.
  • Travel requirement: Up to 25% depending on program needs.


  • Experience in cybersecurity project delivery within regulated utilities, critical infrastructure, or the public sector.
  • Program Management Professional (PMP or PgMP)® credential.