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Job Description

Manage Cyber Security strategy and initiatives for global pharma company (perm role)


  • Serve as a comprehensive specialist in the field of cybersecurity at domestic manufacturing sites, preventing and mitigating cybersecurity risks.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders at domestic manufacturing sites to plan, coordinate, and execute cybersecurity management programs, focusing on preventing and reducing cyber threats.
  • Define policies, standards, and SOPs for manufacturing systems to align with cybersecurity risk strategies and plans, providing comprehensive and independent monitoring and governance.
  • Serve as a liaison between global and domestic manufacturing sites, facilitating the implementation of global cybersecurity programs and driving their adoption at domestic manufacturing sites.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels with relevant departments (e.g., engineering) to facilitate the promotion of cybersecurity activities.
  • Develop and promote education programs for establishing a cybersecurity operations organization and nurturing talent.
  • Monitor compliance with global or site-specific security rules and procedures.
  • Plan, execute, and assess regular security assessments at domestic manufacturing sites, driving improvement actions based on the results.

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills in both English and Japanese.
  • 5+ years of experience in risk management related to cybersecurity, information security, and IT infrastructure.
  • 5+ years of experience managing cybersecurity programs, ideally collaborating with factories or manufacturing sites of any kind.
  • Proven experience leading and driving tasks and projects in collaboration with stakeholders and team members at a practical level.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, align stakeholder expectations, and develop and execute action plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and adaptive manner with teams from multiple countries and diverse cultures and communication styles.
  • Experience working on global projects.
  • Native level Japanese, business level English or higher.

*Since visa sponsorship is not available, please note that the company can only accept applicants that are eligible to work in Japan at the time of application.

Preferred skills

  • Cybersecurity related certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or similar.
  • Experience working with on-site security such as in production sites, factories, or similar.

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive attitude and ability to take initiative with a positive and flexible mindset.
  • Ability to take independent action to resolve security incidents and other problems.

About our client
Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, helping people around the world to live healthier and longer lives. They are based in Japan as well as abroad. They are driving IT as a competitive advantage and allow patients to track their health individual situation. In addition, their communication and content platforms are also one of the areas where they find themselves able to create a lot of value.
They have an international team here in Japan, and are looking for someone with a similar mindset.


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