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YRC Freight Security Manager - Engineering in Overland Park, Kansas

Security Manager - Engineering - ( 210384 )

Primary Location : US-KS-Overland Park

Shift : Day


At Yellow, the second largest less-than-truckload carrier and the fifth largest transportation company in North America, we are driving a company-wide enterprise transformation initiative that not only modernizes the way freight is delivered but also expands and enhances services available to Yellow’s 200,000 customers. Information technology and security are key components to making this transformation a success.

We are looking for someone who can help us achieve our vision by doing more than managing a security team, technology, and projects. We want a leader! A person that will:

  • Build relationships and trust with teams across the company, understanding their objectives and needs, and drive security-forward solutions to meet them.

  • Leverage risk management principles to balance opportunity, security, user experience, and more.

  • Foster an environment of inclusion and engagement that brings out the best in each person and proactively helps them grow and prepare for the next step in their career. This is especially important as we have remote team members and a robust work-from-home program that includes leadership roles.

This position will be responsible for a security team of 8-10 members plus contractors, covering security engineering (cloud, network, endpoint, email), incident response, vulnerability management, application security, automation, forensics, and eDiscovery.


  1. Participate in creating an innovative security strategy and financial plan with other members of management, ensuring alignment with business and information technology priorities.

  2. Ensure that all security capabilities meet business and regulatory requirements, align with architectural patterns, and are performant and efficient.

  3. Drive initiatives and goals/objectives, ensuring quality and timely delivery within approved budget.

  4. Provide clear communication on approach, status, issues, and risks on a regular basis to manage stakeholder expectations.

  5. Drive lifecycle management of solutions from selection to implementation to maintenance to sunset/termination.

  6. Provide stable, available, and operationally effective services and solutions.

  7. Employ a continuous improvement mindset. Seek customer feedback regularly. Surface and identify repeat problems or service challenges. Craft and drive improvement plans to close gaps.

  8. Collaborate on business and IT projects to ensure security requirements are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  9. Develop relationships with key vendors and support development of cost-efficient comprehensive contracts that protect the company.

  10. Provide regular performance feedback to team members to drive their growth, development, and overall performance.


  1. Coaching and Developing Others - Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

  2. Compelling Communication - Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicating in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others’ attention.

  3. Decision Making - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

  4. Earning Trust - Gaining others’ confidence by acting with integrity and following through on commitments while disclosing own positions; treating others and their ideas with respect and supporting them in the face of challenges.

  5. Execution - Ensuring others contribute to organization strategies by focusing them on the most critical priorities, measuring progress, and ensuring accountability against those metrics.

  6. Facilitating Change - Encouraging others to implement better approaches to address problems and opportunities; leading the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

  7. Resolving Conflict - Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.


  • Competitive pay based on experience

  • Employee selected medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family

  • PTO and paid holidays

  • 401k Retirement Plan


  1. Bachelor's degree in information security/assurance, computer science, information systems, or a related field; or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

  2. Five (5) to ten (10) years information and cyber security related experience with demonstrated leadership (team lead, project management, etc.).

  3. Demonstrates proficiency in the one or more areas of information/cyber security, including experience defining security standards to meet business/regulatory requirements, and evaluating, implementing, and maintaining security solutions for large scale, complex environments.

  4. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  5. Experience managing complex projects.

  6. IT vendor management experience.

  7. Ability to interact with personnel at all levels and across all business units and organizations, and to understand business imperatives.

  8. Strong leadership abilities, with the ability to guide team members, including remote team members, and to work with minimal supervision.

  9. Strong work ethic and self-discipline, as this position is eligible to work from home.

  10. A strong customer focus, with the ability to manage expectations appropriately, to provide a superior customer experience, and build long-term relationships.


  1. Demonstrated knowledge of information security management via relevant industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certifications.

  2. Hands-on experience with security technologies.

  3. Experience developing compliance standards and frameworks.

  4. Ability to travel up to 5%; occasional travel associated with support the cross-company needs and/or vendor relations.

  5. Experience moving to and/or securing cloud infrastructure or managed services.

  6. Experience managing teams of five (5) or more members.

  7. MBA or advanced degree in related field.


This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.

Yellow Corporation, along with all subsidiary companies, are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Req ID: 210384