Director, Enterprise Security Strategy and Performance Job

Denver, Colorado
08 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo
Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We're seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you're looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.
Xcel Energy's ESS team is responsible for all aspects of security including Cyber, Physical, Enterprise Continuity, Governance and Risk services.  This dynamic team is growing and evolving to meet the needs of the enterprise while adjusting to the ever changing world we live in.  Come join this high-energy team in building a best-in-class Cyber Security program tasked with protecting the critical infrastructure Xcel Energy's customers depend on.
We are hiring a Director, Enterprise Security Strategy and Performance to be based out of Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO, or Amarillo, TX.
Key member of Enterprise Security Services leadership team to oversee the strategic planning and budgeting process as well as the oversight and delivery of strategic and effective communications at the business area and corporate level in support of Enterprise Security Services. Provides strategic and business planning leadership and consultation to ensure alignment and achievement of plans and objectives. Partner with leaders across a multi-functional business and technology areas and enterprise to develop and deliver impactful metrics and other analytics. Lead a variety of key initiatives and special programs on behalf of the business area. Oversee and/or leverage business area systems.

  • Strategy: Partner with leaders within the business area to recommend and identify goals to be achieved by the business area. Responsible for integrating Xcel Energy business strategies into overall business area strategy and tactical plans.
  • Strategic Planning: Lead business area leaders through the planning, development, and implementation of the overall business area strategy and operational plans. Responsible to ensure that business unit strategies are in alignment and contribute to the achievement of Xcel Energy.
  • Communication/Reporting: Responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of strategic communications around all business area activities. Lead the reporting of goal accomplishments. 
  • Project/Program Management: Direct implementation and development of project plans and timelines, monitor execution to plans and report on status and issues. May include independent management of strategic projects for the business area.
  • Analytics/Metrics: Oversee and/or leverage business area systems and data to identify, develop and deliver meaningful metrics and other analytics and/or automated solutions. 
  • Management: Oversee and ensure effective management of people and operations. 
  • Budget Management: Oversee the business area budget and forecasting process.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least eight years experience in information security, IT risk management, or IT audit.
  • At least three years management/leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a technology PMO organization with an emphasis on security and risk management.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and with business and operational performance measures.
  • Experience in communications with demonstrated ability to deliver effective and strategic messages to audiences ranging from front line employees to senior executives.
  • Experience overseeing or leveraging technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business and financial objectives.
This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 70060:Enterprise Security Services || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5959
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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