Information Security Director – Pharming Group – Leiden

  • Leiden

Pharming Group

About Pharming
Pharming Group (Nasdaq: PHAR/Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare, debilitating, and life-threatening diseases. Pharming is commercializing and developing an innovative portfolio of protein replacement therapies and precision medicines, including small molecules, biologics, and gene therapies that are in early to late-stage development. Pharming is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands, and has employees around the globe who serve patients in over 30 markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our Culture
Pharming is committed to our core values: “We Care, We Collaborate, We Walk the Talk”, which is complementary to our focus on self-development of our people, teamwork, leadership and being results orientated. In our growing organization, it is important that employees feel connected and engaged. Our core values enable our mission of bringing the unserved rare disease patients the solutions they need and create a clear pathway forward to meet our strategic goals and objectives.

Purpose of the role:
The Information Security Director professionalizes and implements the information security strategy, governance and policies in compliance with applicable laws and standard (ISMS with NIS2 and ISO 27001). He /she ensures the state of information security is at the desired (NIS2) level and that the behavior of employees is in line with the desired culture in the field of information security.


  • Develop and execute Pharming Group’s information security strategy in alignment with business objectives;
  • Advice IT management and board information security;
  • Initiate and execute our Cyber Security improvement program on organizational awareness, strategy and create and deploy all necessary security policies;
  • Manage security operations, risk management, compliance, and incident response (ISO 27001 and NIS2);
  • Oversee the implementation of security measures to protect the organization’s computer systems and networks;
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and recommend solutions;
  • Coordinate and lead internal and external security and compliance audits;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security best practices into business processes and projects;
  • Stay updated on emerging security threats, industry trends, and best practices to proactively address potential risks;
  • Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field;
  • At least 4 years of proven and relevant experience in Cyber Security and Senior IT management role;
  • Strong understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, and security standards and regulations (ISO 27001, NIS2, GDPR, SOX, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience in managing security incidents and implementing effective incident response plan;
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA are highly desirable;
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Must be Fluent in the English (and ideally Dutch) language, both oral and written.
  • What you’ll get in return
    We offer you a permanent position (starting with a one-year contract), with an excellent remuneration scheme, including:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • holiday allowance (for NL)
  • A minimum of 30 vacation days
  • An excellent pension plan
  • Commuting allowance
  • You will also join our Learning & Development program, which can offer a tailor made development plan, based on your personal and professional needs. Learning opportunities are everywhere, in all forms imaginable and we want to create learning memories for all “Pharmers”.

    Also important! We truly value a healthy life-work balance with a lot of flexibility.

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