Information Security Manager

Information TechnologyHybrid Remote, Parsippany, NJ Tampa, Florida



The Information Security Manager will be responsible for both operations and improvements of the company’s overall Information Security program.  This key role will work with stakeholders within Information Technology, Pacira business functions and liaise with various external partners to understand threats, plan and execute the closure of gaps, and help manage risk to the company while maintaining business agility.

Reporting to the Head of Information Technology, this person will be the main point of contact for the Security Operations Center, will inform the overall Information Security strategy for the company, and be the subject matter expert on all general Information Security matters including incident response, vulnerability management, access controls, third-party risk management and network security.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned)


  • In conjunction with the Head of Information Technology and peers in Information Technology (IT) and other relevant stakeholders, provide input and lead the development and implementation of the Information Security Program
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Information Security program including but not limited to incident response, vendor security reviews, firewall rule reviews and business consultations
  • Identify the universe of IT risk to contribute to the execution of the IT risk management strategy in support of business objectives
  • Proposes Security policies, standards, and procedures related to information systems security, including Incident Response
  • Conducts the assessment of information systems and their vendors to ensure that appropriate security functions have been included in the systems design and architecture
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates the performance of information systems in support of information systems security program accomplishments based on appropriate measures.
  • Determine risk response options and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness to manage risk in alignment with business objectives
  • Manage incidents to closure, providing regular reporting to the Head of IT, corporate/legal functions, Executive Team and the Board of Directors as necessary
  • Coordinates with other IT Teams in setting multi-year strategies for security and overall IT activities


Education and Experience:

  • A B.A./ B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Intelligence Analysis or Cyber Security or other relevant field required.
  • Overall 7+ years of professional experience with 5+ years in Information & Cyber Security preferred
  • Experience in and knowledge of industry frameworks and regulations (e.g. NIST, ITIL, ISO, COBIT, SOX, GDPR) required
  • CISSP/CISM/CISA or equivalent certification is a plus



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in IT security and risk management (understanding risk assessment, legal and regulatory requirements, threats, vulnerabilities, security policies etc.).
  • General understanding of infrastructure components, including infrastructure security components (e.g. Network security, Firewalls, IDS, IPS etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft M365 / O365 security suite a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in working with an external operations partner
  • Experience with protected health information or personally-identifiable information
  • Knowledge of current Security standards regulations and frameworks such as HIPPA, ISO/IEC 27001/27002, SOX, NIST, GDPR
  • Demonstrable ability to balance and prioritize security requirements with business objectives and financial constraints
  • Ability to work independently on initiatives with little oversight
  • Strong analytical skills/problem solving/conceptual thinking
  • Effective communication skills
  • Awareness of Cloud Security Solutions
  • Enterprise Incident handling experience
  • Experience in leading or coordinating activities across a diverse group of professionals with visibility to senior management
  • Excellent organizational, planning, problem solving and decision-making
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal, written, and listening skills with the ability to influence and lead others


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, move between spaces, reach with hands and arms and stoop.  Close vision and the need to focus on computer screen, use of hands, fingers and wrist to type on keyboard and manipulate mouse.  Will need to lift and move boxes of paper and binders weighing up to 20 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



EEO Statement: Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.
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