Cyber Security and Controls Manager

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

The Cyber Security and Controls Manager will lead our company's efforts in safeguarding our digital assets, protecting against cyber threats, and supporting the IT team in execution of key controls. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cyber security principles, strong leadership abilities, and a proactive approach to mitigating risks and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards. This role will involve developing and implementing strategies to protect our systems, networks, and data from cyber threats, as well as ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build, implement and maintain a comprehensive cyber security strategy aligned with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Establish and enforce security policies, standards, and procedures to protect against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other cyber threats.
  • Lead the implementation of security controls and technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, encryption, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and assess the effectiveness of existing security measures.
  • Monitor and analyze security incidents and provide timely response and resolution to mitigate potential impacts.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to integrate security best practices into system design and development processes.
  • Stay informed about emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and industry trends to proactively address potential risks.
  • Oversee security awareness training programs to educate employees about cyber security risks and promote a culture of security awareness.
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders, including clients, partners, and regulatory agencies, to address security-related concerns and ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field; advanced degree or professional certifications preferred.
  • 5+ years experience in a cyber security role, with a track record of successfully leading security initiatives in a complex organization
  • Ability to travel 10-20% for team meetings, company offsites, employee onboarding trips and other business needs
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber security principles, technologies, and best practices, including network security, endpoint protection, identity and access management, and security incident response.
  • Experience collaborating with Internal Audit and External Audit teams for reporting on the execution of controls and communicating Cyber and SOX control roadmaps.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess risks, prioritize tasks, and make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical audiences and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate team members, drive results, and foster a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .