Woolworths Vacancies


Responsible for the delivery and execution of cyber security operations across Woolworths South Africa. To work closely with the IT GRC & cyber team and partners across the Group to continually improve security posture. Lead SOC capabilities from coordinating operational tasks to delivering key programs. This is a permanent position based at the Head Office in Cape Town City Centre.


• 8+ years relevant experience within the Security discipline

• Hands on practical experience working in cyber security operations including incident response and blue teaming

• Experience with security technologies and processes covering identity & access management, data security, vulnerability management and general Infrastructure (network, platform, cloud and endpoint) security

• May be required to assist outside of working hours

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• Security certifications in AWS, Microsoft, Palo Alto, CyberArk, Qualys or IBM are advantageous

• Practical experience with the MITRE ATT&CK framework

• Working knowledge of NIST CSF and PCI-DSS

• 3 year IT qualification advantageous

• Makes sound technical decisions based on understanding of what is commercially achievable within technological constraints.

• Leverages research on technology-related concepts, trends and best practices to provide guidance on IT roadmap.

• Set technical policies and procedures to support IT stability and success aligned to evolving technologies and methodologies.

• Responsive to external influences (positive or negative) on the organisation.

• Maintains advanced knowledge of business operations and organisational metrics and trends.

• Quickly identifies key issues, stakeholders and viewpoints in a complex situation or problem

• Anticipates the consequences of situations and proactively works to overcome potential obstacles

• Asks perceptive, probing questions to get to the heart of the matter

• Plans and ensures implementation of activities/projects identified in business strategy

• Maintains a keen awareness of the interrelationships among various components of large-scale activities/projects

• Seeks and influences new relationships outside own unit and identifies new collaborative partnerships that better position programmes and services.

• Shares information with colleagues and partners about industry trends and business opportunities.

• Actively listens, interprets and presents messages in different ways to enhance understanding.

• Appropriately adapts the message, style, and tone of communication to accommodate a variety of audiences.

• Reviews presentations to ensure effective use of tools and techniques and provides recommendations.

• Prepares a wide variety of complex reports and documents using diverse sources.

• Confidently addresses groups of people, adapting style as appropriate for different audiences.

• Anticipates change by keeping up to date on current research and trends affecting one’s own field




• Management of the day to day security operations function covering responsibilities, delivery and performance management

• Management of external security service relationships

• Partnerships with internal teams for execution, including context setting, skills transfer and up-skilling


• Manage security vendors and partners covering processes, playbooks and delivery

• Maintain and improve security by monitoring, identifying gaps, evaluating and implementing enhancements

• Translate strategic security requirements into practical solutions and drive implementation – including business case formulation

• Utilize problem solving skills & techniques to drive the resolution of issues/incidents

• Assist IT teams to embed information security requirements

• Contribute to the completion and ongoing maintenance of Information Security Policies, Standards, Procedures and Guidelines

• Contribute to the ongoing improvement of processes and ways of working across BU’s in relation to Information/Cyber Security

• Awareness of global industry trends within the Security discipline

Available vacancies


• Understand Cyber, IT and Business strategies and contribute to the creation and delivery of annual cyber operating plans

• Plan ad prioritize projects and workload to deliver to the operating plan

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