Director, Information Security - VSP Vision Care

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA, US, 95670

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

Provide strategic direction and guide areas within broad function or in line of business across technology functions. Functions may include one or more of the following: software engineering, platform system development, information security, enterprise architecture, and/or infrastructure (including data center, network, and telephony). Provide  strategy and direction in alignment with the GTS vision, as  a strategic leader focused on reaching long-term goals across areas of accountability.

Essential Functions

Set the direction for  strategic business and technology challenges


Set the direction in alignment with VSP Global, and GTS strategies for technical infrastructure, architecture, application systems and/or related business processes within technical functional area, and ensure proper functioning, and cohesive implementation as necessary across teams

Be recognized as a strategic resource within the company for complex problem solving for business, and technology issues, and direction setting, utilizing expert level technical knowledge, internal network, external network and other resources

Manage relationships with peers, executive stakeholders and team members


Accomplish planning for year, multi-year, and program level initiatives, including integrated strategic technology planning with business stakeholders

Tactical orientation to prepare, deliver, and utilize technical vision, strategy, and roadmap throughout enterprise

Engage team, peers, business stakeholders, and industry experts in innovative dialogue to further vision, and innovation


Drive and adopt strategic or transformation change within area of  functional responsibility  and the business


Identify and lead industry best practices in areas of technical functional expertise

Partake in Global Technology Solutions enterprise-level planning as necessary and participate in strategy  development in area of functional (technical) expertise, creating detailed functional level planning as necessary, and direction for responsible areas


Actively manage risk at a functional and business level

Monitor performance of direct reports, provide prompt and objective coaching and counseling; conduct performance reviews and recommend salary increases


Identify and prioritize training needs that address the department/Division’s Goals and business support needs


Assure effective communications are maintained across technical functional areas and externally; where appropriate involve management, and employees in plans, and keep up to date on progress towards meeting goals


Prepare KJAs for direct reports that tie to their job descriptions and goals.  Monitor performance of direct reports in meeting their KJAs; provide prompt and objective coaching in accomplishing goals and in job performance 


Participate in the development of the department’s budget; monitor expenses to ensure department costs are within established levels


Monitor turnover, productivity and overall performance to ensure adequate staffing and performance that meet functional area standards and VSP’s needs


Preferred Skills

  Experience in implementing and maintaining ISO 27001, HITRUST security program frameworks, experience with NIST Risk Management and Cybersecurity Frameworks, experience with SSAE18 SOC II, demonstrated experience managing teams of security professionals responsible for security policy and security risk management and mitigation.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems,  Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field


A combination of fifteen years of:


Experience in a management position or equivalent experience in leadership roles


Demonstrated knowledge and experience in technology

Balance of broad technology, business acumen, and leadership skills


In depth knowledge of technology for functional areas of responsibility, preferably within healthcare environment

Wide – range knowledge of business systems and processes, especially industry “best practices”


Demonstrated skills in implementing technology to achieve business objectives


Strong demonstrated strategic planning capabilities


Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.


The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

Job Segment: Manager, Risk Management, Ophthalmic, Information Security, Information Technology, Management, Finance, Healthcare, Technology

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