West Hills, California Director, Information Security

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  • Requisition Number R6430
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest IT Security
  • Location West Hills, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.


Critical contributions needed for this role include: 

  • Collaborate with executive leadership, IT teams, and other departments to align security priorities and initiatives with business objectives 

  • Foster a culture of security awareness among employees through training and communication initiatives, while providing mentorship and guidance to cybersecurity teams to enhance their capabilities and performance. 

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aligned with organizational goals, ensuring the resilience and integrity of digital infrastructure against evolving threats. 

  • Implement robust risk management processes and controls to identify, assess, and mitigate cybersecurity risks, while ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. 

  • Lead incident response and management activities to promptly detect, contain, and mitigate cybersecurity incidents, minimizing the impact on operations and preserving stakeholder trust. 

  • Establish a strategic cybersecurity partnership with our global security team by fostering collaboration, sharing best practices, and ensuring uniform adherence to cybersecurity standards across the regions. 

The ideal candidate for the Director of Information Technology Security is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles and a record of strategic planning and execution. The individual possesses exceptional people skills to enable effective collaboration with stakeholders at all levels and foster a culture of security awareness that promotes proactive defense against threats. Will thrive in fast-paced dynamic business environment, continuously evolving their knowledge to stay ahead of emerging threats and technologies and is adept at translating complex security concepts into actionable strategies. The ideal candidate is committed to safeguarding organizational assets and driving long-term success in the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity. 


You will be most successful in this role if you: 

  • Possess deep technical knowledge across broad information security technology landscapes with ability to align and support business needs.  

  • Able to ensure that IT security solutions & initiatives align with the organization's overall strategic goals and objectives and are at the appropriate sophistication level and lifecycle necessary for the company.  

  • Can develop and implement robust risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate cybersecurity risks. 

  • Ensure IT security practices comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. 

  • Build a culture of compliance and awareness around information security and privacy. 

  • Lead the development and support of staff and work collaboratively with IT Peers, Business and Supplier partners to create and maintain overall security roadmap. 

  • Stay informed of future trends and provide thought leadership on all aspects of responsible technology 


To take on these challenges, you will need to have: 


  • Requires a four (4) year college or university degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field and/or relevant equivalent experience. Advanced degree desired.  


  • CISA, CISM, GSEC, CISSP and/or other security certifications preferred. 


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in enterprise cybersecurity or relevant technology/risk management. 

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in leading information security teams. 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with secure data handling methodologies, data leakage prevention, and development. 


  • An understanding of the organization's industry, business model, and objectives is crucial for aligning security efforts with business goals. Ability to articulate how security initiatives support the organization's overall success. 

  • Strong leadership ability including the ability to lead teams, develop strategic plans, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and make decisions that align with organizational goals. 

  • Deep technical knowledge with hands on experience across a broad spectrum of security engineering including systems and network security, database security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, application security (including secure code development techniques). 

  • The ability to develop and execute long-term cybersecurity strategies that align with business objectives and able to anticipate future threats and develop proactive measures to mitigate risks. 

  • In-depth knowledge of risk management principles and practices and adept at assessing cybersecurity risks, implementing controls to mitigate those risks, and effectively managing incidents when they occur. 

  • Strong technical background in areas such as network security, cloud security, cryptography, and penetration testing can be beneficial. Understanding the technical aspects of security and effectively communicate with technical teams.  


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$184,808.00 - $277,365.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

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