Cyber Defence Shift Lead

26 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of GBP15.4bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 50 countries across Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
The IT Shared Service Centre was established in 2008 and is designed to deliver centralised IT infrastructure and services to ABF companies. We currently operate in 23 countries over 185 locations, with over 150 employees.
Reporting to the Security Operations manager, a Cyber Defence Shift Lead will be responsible for leading a SOC shift; acting as the escalation point for technical issues raised by other analysts and overseeing successful completion and (where necessary) handover of tasks.
The role will be based at the ABF IT Shared Service Centre located in Peterborough.
Cyber Defence Shift Lead
Location: Peterborough, UK (currently homeworking in-line with Covid-19 guidance)
Reports to: Security Operations Manager
The Cyber Defence team play a vital role in protecting ABF businesses. You will work alongside two Cyber Defence Analysts to provide a range of services as part of the 24 by 7 shifts. These services include ongoing monitoring of our assets, identification and response to identified incidents, system vulnerability analysis, remediation tracking and administration of our security related systems.
In addition the Cyber Defence Shift Lead will:
* lead the analysis of security related events validate
* escalate and report on potential cyber incidents
It is an opportunity to work in a Shared Services Centre providing operationally focused security services to businesses across a diverse international food, ingredients and retail group. We need to work collaboratively with our businesses to find the best solution but courageously enough to do the right thing, not the easy thing. A progressive and trustworthy approach is essential, we strive to improve the services we provide to our businesses whilst allowing them to conduct business sincerely and effectively.
If you are a cybersecurity professional with a passion for working as part of a team to monitor and fight threats to the organisation's IT infrastructure, this is the position for you.
Further responsibilities include:
You are a highly motivated subject matter expert and possess experience with a number of core security related technologies, always considering how to keep systems and data secure. You love attention to detail and have a proven track record in analytical and problem solving skills. An extensive understanding of security standards and risk management frameworks will help you really achieve in this role.
You should apply to this role if you:
A customer centric approach and keeping customers at the heart of everything you do is part of how you work, with the ability to present ideas in both business and user friendly language. This role will require you to interact with a wide group of stakeholders of varying technical skill levels, requiring you to adapt for your audience.
You have led a team and love the challenge of providing good leadership, achieving set goals and prioritising what matters in a dynamic and high-pressured environment. Your opinions are well regarded, and you have examples of showing guidance under pressure with an approachable personality and excellent communication skills.
You thrive to achieve collaborative and stronger working relationships in a team oriented environment, and an exceptional customer service orientation.
Always looking to find better ways of working, proactively identifying areas of improvement, drive change and adding value is part of your work ethic. You enjoy conducting your own research into IT security related issues and have experience in writing technical documentation.
Why work for us?
Above we've laid out what we like you to do for us, but what are we going to do for you?
Associated British Foods is a global giant when it comes to the world of food processing and retail. Our ingredients division is the world's second-largest producer of both sugar and baker's yeast and our grocery brands occupy leading positions across the globe meaning that, in the UK, nine out of ten households use our brands.
We want you to be a part of our future and to support you, so below are a handful of some of our benefits that are offered to our employees.
* A commitment to your learning and development through online platforms that will help you build and achieve your goals in order to succeed.
* 24/7 free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme to support you as and when necessary, particularly whilst we're all trying to navigate this new way of living we've found ourselves in.
* The option to join our private healthcare cover scheme.
* Work life balance is important to us so you will be given the option to buy additional annual leave on top of the 25 days leave you will benefit from.
* Discounts on ABF products such as Twinings, Silverspoon, Pataks and Ryvita.
* A generous and competitive pension scheme

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