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Director – Cyber in Telecoms, Media and Technology

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

This leadership role will operate in our Cyber Security team within KPMG’s broader Connected Technology practice. The acceleration of digital transformation and increased remote and hybrid working in 2020 has meant that more than ever before our clients are having to manage the external cyber-threats, greater scrutiny from regulators and the cyber professionals in those organisations need to design, implement and operate a cyber-safe environment fit for purpose and reflective of that organisation’s strategic direction and its inherent cyber risk. Our Cyber Security team provides jargon free advice and advanced technical capabilities increasingly working alongside other capabilities in the firm to support our clients in achieving the above.

Our cyber security services are defined within four capability groups:

Strategy & Governance


Cyber Defence

Cyber Response

The role is a Cyber Director role focused on our Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Healthcare clients focused on the UK and also working with their European and the US based teams. As a Cyber Director you will have the opportunity to drive all the cyber, technology, and risk services with a key emphasis on the delivery of technical security and privacy engagements to clients.

Reporting to the Cyber Leads for Life Sciences and for Healthcare this Cyber Security Director role involves:

Taking accountability for the delivery of cyber security engagements and leading multiple engagements on a day to day basis with the assistance of Senior Managers/Managers in the team.

Leading sales origination/business development initiatives and acting as an integral part of the broader Technology and Cyber Security leadership team.

Contributing to the overall cyber security strategy by identifying where there are opportunities for growth and developing the strategy to capitalise on cyber security risk opportunities in this sector.

Building and managing excellent networks and client relationships (typically at CIO, CFO, COO, CISO or Head of Technology level) across a range of organisations.

Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as responding to RFPs, bid management, proposal writing and client presentations.

Developing internal networks and maintaining excellent relationships with colleagues across KPMG.

Coaching and developing team members both as part of our overall performance management process or on specific engagements.

Contributing to practice management e.g. training, knowledge management, thought leadership, etc.

Acting in line with KPMG’s values at all times

The person

Experience of working in Health, Medical Technology and Life Sciences sectors including working with large businesses in these sectors.

Experience of working at the senior level as a Cyber Security Lead and Consultant.

Commercially aware and with industry relationships that will enable achievement of revenue in the region of £1.5+ million per year by year two.

Experience and knowledge of the regulatory environment facing clients; with a particular focus on technology, security and privacy relevant regulations in the medical and clinical technology space.

Proven experience of delivering technical security advice, growing areas in our clients include best models of adoption for SIEM/MDR type solution, adoption of Cloud and remote digital working. In addition, judgements such as Schrems II bring a spotlight back on to privacy which will see an increased demand in 2021.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience, extensive relevant sales experience, negotiation and project management skills.

Sound understanding of risk management in professional services environment.

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