• Full Time
  • Almere

An international trade and service organization with nearly 13,000 employees spread over 450 offices in 32 countries and one of the largest family businesses in the Netherlands is looking for their new Head of SOC.

As Head of Security Operations Center (SOC) you lead the operation and further development of the SOC. Your expertise is needed to achieve the best results and achieve the predefined milestones. You contribute to process implementation for the SOC (including incident response) and the roll-out of technical solutions, such as vulnerability management, EDR/MDR and the establishment of a scalable SIEM platform. You also have close contact with the companies, suppliers and report periodically to the relevant business stakeholders and the various Boards. Finally, you oversee and coordinate the Corporate and Captives security incidents.

As a Head of SOC you report directly to the Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer of the organization and you are part of the Global Security Management Team.

Qualities you posses:

  • People manager (internal and external SOC staff).
  • Project management experience. Good ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks/projects.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Organizational sensitivity and experience in an internationally operating organization. Able to make good trade-offs between security and business interests.
  • Senior profile with relevant SOC technical/organizational knowledge
  • Provide support / advice to technicians in determining the right priorities and substantive questions
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, i.e. the ability to think systematically about the implications of problems in order to arrive at sound solutions
  • Build, manage and refine processes to ensure compliance
  • Is able to develop new initiatives to improve the security of the organization and increase the effectiveness of the SOC team.

Technical skills you possess:

  • Hands-on and also able to serve as the primary point of contact for senior management.
  • Experience with automation and setting up/implementing SOC platforms (such as SIEM, XOR, etc) and other SOC related tools
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in information security
  • Preferably has one or more of the following certifications: CISSP, SANS GIAC certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.


  • Competitive salary (up to 85K)
  • A contract of 40 hours with a view to a permanent contract
  • A performance bonus
  • A company car
  • A Shuttel pass
  • A telephone and laptop and all the home office resources you need
  • 20 vacation days per year based on full-time employment
  • An individual choice budget, consisting of: 8% holiday allowance, 13 extra-statutory leave days, €300 and €600 gross employer’s contribution to private lease on an annual basis
  • A good pension scheme
  • The opportunity to work on your development through training (such as our summer and winter labs) and following a course
  • Participation in Fit activities, such as boot camps, bike rides, running events, golf clinics, hockey, etc.
  • The possibility to use the collective health insurance (ONVZ) (with a discount)
  • An annual employee discount of € 500 on the organization’s own products and services


Please apply here or contact Laurens Jagt at +31 (0) 20 210 1608 or at info@csrecruitment.nl for more information.

To apply for this job email your details to stela@csrecruitment.nl