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Security Specialist

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.


This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

We are looking for an IT Security Specialist within our European Information Support System. The position of Security Specialist will be based in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

This position will be responsible for protecting Crown’s IT systems from cyber security threats by implementing cyber security solutions to ensure that all threats and threat alerts are fully investigated and treated, to maintain a strong secured system. Also, the candidate will manage security configuration and networking changes, including firewalls and VPNs, ensuring the most simple, secure, and efficient connectivity across Crown’s networks.

Main Responsibilities

• Ensure that best practice is followed at every stage for network connections between companies, divisions, and regions
• Ensure that the threats are recognized and mitigated promptly and thoroughly within operational technology environments, sites with resource constraints, as well as across the IT network
• Be involved in projects of varying complexity to ensure best practice in security is followed and enacted across third-party software and services provided by external vendors
• Work as part of a team to investigate and respond to cyber security incidents, compromises, and / or breaches, whilst being proactive, efficient, and diligent, with a focus on continual service improvement
• Liaise with other EISS teams, various other departments across EMEA, and the Global Information Security team to ensure that knowledge and experience are shared around security alerts, investigations, and response strategies.
• Liaise with EISS teams, the Global Information Security team, and other departments across EMEA, to ensure that knowledge and experience is shared regarding security alerts, investigations, and response strategies
• Identify and address issues within IT solutions, to ensure compliance with cyber security standards and policies whilst addressing current and future business requirements
• Create, update, remove, and maintain internal and edge firewall rules and settings, to ensure best practice in security is in place, even during transitions
• Ensure VPN connectivity is secure for all staff and contractors via both, client, and clientless implementations, including the creation of new secure connection routes for specific vendors
• Support all third-party and internally managed cybersecurity solutions
• Review website security settings and certificates; updating, renewing, and replacing when required
• Assist the networks team in responding to network outages, and issues with VPN, north / south, and east / west traffic
• Liaise with the IT teams in other Crown divisions across regions to provide cyber security configurations continually, and align strategic goals wherever possible
• Assist in identifying and defining new company networking security standards
• Meet governance requirements and help ensure compliance with all necessary cybersecurity-related regulations, local legislations, and audit requirements
• Maintain a report of cyber security solutions and standards whilst keeping cybersecurity-related documentation up to date
• Stay updated on cyber security laws, vulnerabilities, and solutions to develop skill sets and knowledge in all aspects of cyber security

About You

Required Education and Qualifications
• Qualification at a University Degree level (or equivalent)

Required Knowledge and Experience
• Previous networking experience of at least 5 years working in a Microsoft-based environment
• Previous experience of at least 1 year working in a role with IT security-related responsibilities
• Good knowledge of networking solutions, policies & processes
• Previous record of working with teams across multiple geographies
• Strong understanding of Microsoft cloud, server & client products
• Good understanding of IT Security & associated technologies

• Previous experience with Palo Alto Prisma access within the security

What Crown can offer you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in a multicultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance 
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging. 


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Security Specialist

Requisition ID:  1710

Wantage, GB, OX12 9BP

Functional Area:  Finance
Experience Level:  Experienced professional
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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