• IT Director of Security

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Information Technology
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function


    Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.


    The IT Director of Security and Compliance is responsible for developing and maintaining the Wolverine Worldwide Privacy and Data Security Program. This position develops the security strategy and leads and facilitates organizational responses to major incidents and oversees the designated data security and incident response team.

    Primary Duties

    • Functions as the Data Protection Officer for the company, coordinating security and compliance efforts with the company’s IT, eCommerce, Legal and Internal Audit functions.
    • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of Security and Breach Notification Rules and related data security and privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation.
    • Oversees documenting and mapping of company owned consumer and employee personal identifiable information data that is at rest and in transit, housed in internal systems and at 3rd parties.
    • Oversees, triages, and manages incidents through utilization and implementation of monitoring tools and executing communication plans.
    • Assists with internal and legal investigations to the extent that company data is involved.
    • Oversees the audits of 3rd party entities which house company information, or the information of the company’s customers.
    • Assists the Legal department in the review of vendor contracts to ensure compliance with the company’s data security policies and standards.
    • Provides and/or monitors 24-hour on call support, including evenings and weekends.
    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by Manager.
    • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelors degree required, preferably in technology, computer science, or related
    • CISSP, CISA, CISM or similar certification strongly preferred
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing IT security and/or compliance, preferably within a global organization.
    • Professional experience in running the information security office analyzing and applying information security, risk management, and privacy practices. 
    • Knowledge in IT Security and Risk Management and international regulatory compliances and frameworks (such as COBIT, Risk IT, ISO 2700X, SOX, NIST)
    • Ability to build pro-active, co-operative working relationships with customers, peers and key stakeholders based on respect and team work
    • Ability to influence and gain buy in from stakeholders and key partners across the organization.
    • Demonstrated tenacity and resilience; able to lead under pressure and manage efficiently crisis situations.
    • Ability to communicate complex technical situations in a simple way to a variety of audiences.
    • Able to evaluate information, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience and common sense
    • Demonstrated experience and exposure in the international security arena dealing with security-related issues.

    Willingness and ability to travel



    Normal office environment.  Some domestic and international travel required.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


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