Security Compliance Director

Job Category: Technology & IT
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Dublin


  • Lead the overall on time execution of compliance programs aimed at achieving and maintaining committed customer impacting EU security certifications
  • Effectively communicate execution status, key accomplishments, and risks that impact Salesforce’s ability to achieve or maintain compliance accreditations or certifications to Salesforce leadership.
  • Proactively evaluate and advise the business on new and evolving certification programs, regulatory requirements, and technologies.
  • Direct and review controls testing, document results, and provide updates to Security management, and internal partners
  • Serve as a people manager for other EMEA compliance subject matter experts.
  • Advise process/control owners with the preparation and on-going maintenance of controls and control documentation (e.g., policies, procedures, narratives, and matrices)
  • Proactively identify gaps or conflicts in existing processes and work to develop solutions with internal business partners.
  • Assist with and drive remediation of control deficiencies and gaps identified internally and externally
  • Build strong relationships with business partners and facilitate continuous improvement aligned with operational processes
  • Partner with other leaders within Security to collaborate and support both process maturity and staff development.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of key European security compliance requirements, standards, guidance, and interpretations.
  • Deliver accurate and practical compliance guidance and direction to internal partners.
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships with business partners to facilitate the development of strong compliance programs that support continuous improvement and operational efficiency.
  • Meet regularly with regulatory and government bodies in EMEA regarding new and changing security compliance requirements.


  • 12+ years of related compliance and/or security experience
  • Detailed working knowledge and prior experience in audit execution of a global security certification such as ISO 27001/17/18, TISAX, ENS, HDS, etc.
  • Detailed working knowledge of European security compliance frameworks and requirements
  • Experience working with European government regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Extensive prior experience working as a people manager. Ability to organize teams, define and drive a book of work aligned to larger organizational goals, set clear accountability and build an impactful culture with direct reports.
  • Ability to operate autonomously and lead meetings and projects with minimal guidance
  • Analytical thinker, highly organized, meticulous, ability to multitask
  • A proactive goal achiever who innovates to go above and beyond expectations to get the job done and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment incorporating constant change as we grow
  • Working knowledge of GRC automation technologies and how best to demonstrate automation to reduce manual toil and drive cost efficiencies.
  • An up-to-date functioning understanding of current Cyber Security trends
  • In-Depth technical background with a good understanding of security concepts and practical usage
  • Knowledge of, or experience working with, Cloud technologies/environments, including evaluating and implementing controls on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal english communication skills; ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the Company
  • Analytical problem solver with strong organizational skills; attention to detail is a must
  • Experience building compliance certification programs, such as ISO 27001, SOC, and PCI
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Possess a “whatever it takes to get the job done” mentality (i.e., pick up the phone, stop by a desk, follow-up multiple times)
  • Flexibility in daily hours (i.e., willingness to work longer hours during peak periods in audit cycles)
  • Strong cross team collaboration skills
  • Prior Big-4 consulting experience or prior professional experience in big-tech (FAANG) companies is a plus. 
  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on the core competencies for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.)

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