Manager, Information & Data Security

Location: Toronto, ON - Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100)
Department: Information Technology
Cosmetic/Brand Line:
Work Status: Permanent Full-Time
# of openings: 1
Project #: 15655


Holt Renfrew offers you an inspiring, fashion-driven environment with opportunities to learn and grow. From our incredible partnerships with iconic luxury brands to our commitments to corporate social responsibility, you will be inspired everyday. 

A job at Holt Renfrew offers a competitive total compensation, a generous employee discount, pension, and health & dental benefits, tuition assistance, and continuous learning and development.

Senior Manager, Information & Data Security

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and execution of the company’s information & data security strategy
  • Ensure the company’s IT systems and data are secure by design and protected from cyberattacks and data loss. Ensure processes and procedures are in place to guide the company’s actions should an attack or loss take place
  • Drive organizational awareness about Information and Data security
  • Implement information and data security awareness training in collaboration with our Privacy office and IT management.
  • Key contributor to the information and data security audit initiatives and work with all business teams / stakeholders to remediate gaps and vulnerabilities
  • Responsible for the review, update and implementation of information and data security policies, procedures including technical security standards
  • Provide input and guidance in terms of security oversight for IT systems design and implementation to ensure appropriate and effective security controls are included
  • Assess, recommend and coordinate the implementation of technical controls, hardware and software to support and enforce defined security policies
  • Inform Information & Data Security Management Framework including identifying and mitigate risks
  • Key contributor to the implementation  of the company’s Information & Data Security Program and roadmap. Including lead related initiatives and projects in partnership with IT / business teams
  • Develop metrics and scorecards that measure operational and program KPIs
  • Work closely with outsourced and third-party security service providers to ensure alignment of the appropriate policies and procedures
  • Provide expert guidance to the organization regarding all information and data security matters
  • Support the escalation point of contact for all information and data security incidents and threats
  • Manage day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risks, tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about residual risk
  • Work with stakeholders to identify information asset owners to classify data and systems as part of a control framework implementation
  • Prepare management reports and inform in executive updates

    Requirements and Experience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related technical field.
  • 10+ years of combined experience in security risk and compliance management, assessment, auditing, research and/or consulting
  • 5-7 years of hands-on experience on critical infrastructure processes that include Firewall, Email Security, IDS/IPS, Web filter, application filter, Security Incident and Event Management systems, Anti-Virus, Data Loss Prevention, Cloud, Network & Infrastructure security.
  • Experience leading cross functional/inter disciplinary teams
  • Active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or equivalent industry certifications
  • Experience with assessing and addressing regulatory compliance and data privacy requirements (GDPR, PIPEDA, PCi/DSS, etc.)
  • Experience developing and implementing information security strategies, programs, policies and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to perform security risk and compliance assessments in fast-paced, retail business and technology environments
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles as a means of relating business needs to security controls
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with and positively influence the IT organization,  management, employees, suppliers and all internal and external stakeholders


Holt Renfrew is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees -- their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity and require accommodation, please let us know so we can ensure you have an accessible candidate experience throughout the recruitment process. All requests are confidential and used only to meet candidate needs.


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