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Job Title
Head of Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience
10 to 15 years
Salary
Negotiable
Job Published
06 February 2024
Job Reference No.
3913099345

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualification (Degree/Diploma) in Security Risk Management, with a focus on Business Management
  • 10 years minimum experience in the security industry of which 5 years should be in a management role
  • Comprehensive security experience in various security areas, e.g. crisis management, investigations, operational security, international security exposure, etc.
  • Experience with security auditing, security risk management, and contract and vendor negotiation

ESSENTIAL

  • Capable of managing, advising, guiding and leading a security team
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Negotiation and communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Decision-making and good judgment skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Languages: English; basic business German (speaking and reading will be an advantage)
  • Able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to operate effectively at all levels of the organization

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and “live” the security vision and mission statements for the Company's group security sub-Saharan region
  • Lead security and fire risk management activities to enhance the value of the Company and group
  • Manage the development and implementation of the group's policy for security minimum standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing alignment of security with the group's security
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the company, its people, operations, executives, etc.
  • Assure quality, consistency and efficiency of security processes for prevention, crisis response and within their area of responsibility
  • Plan, produce, introduce, update and approve security procedures/ work instructions to meet developments and reduce the threat to the Company’s employees and assets
  •  Develop a security concept based on risk assessment, for the countries operating in sub-Saharan African markets
  •  In line with the Company's group policy:  the Whistleblower represents group security at the Whistleblower committee and assists with investigations, assessment of information received, etc. and provides feedback where required
  • Develop and implement the crisis management organisational structure and global database information for the organization, including 100% shareholding in sub-Saharan countries
  • Monitor the digitized travel security concept and amend where required to ensure efficiency
  • Plan the manpower and capital (equipment) requirements, and produce an overhead budget for the appropriate cost centre
  • Approve the contractual security manpower complement and advise security budget requirements for the Company's Gauteng and Cape Town security operations
  • Advise all divisions on matters of security
  • Manage a reasonable degree of security awareness to minimize risk to employees, contractors, etc.
  • Advise/ negotiate with key stakeholders on the implementation of appropriate strategic security measures for the Company's business operations in the African market
  • Manage the security strategy about the service level agreement between divisions within the Company to ensure a balanced and effective security approach
  • Foster close cooperation with heads of security at other brands
  • Verify and approve the security and fire protection cost invoices for the Company every month
  • Develop and update plans for the security of Executive Board Members, global employees and their families, and introduce the necessary actions
  • Develop one organizational directive to include a security and anti-hijack awareness session with global employees when commencing their assignment or during a “look and see” trip
  • Work with other executives to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and/ or financial methodology
  • In crisis management, the Head of Security has the responsibility as the crisis team officer and hence participates and contributes as a key member of the crisis management organization to coordinate in the event of any security disaster/ emergency
  • Work with external consultants as appropriate for independent security audits
  • Produce weekly feedback reports on approved format documents for group security
  • Approve all security and fire detection/ protection fittings and devices recommended by the planning department for new projects
  • Participate in planning meetings related to projects with a security and fire protection bias
  • Assess security requirements for CAPEX and submit accordingly
  • Verify and approve the transport (taxi) invoices, evaluate utilization and amend transport requirements accordingly, in negotiation with the union (NUMSA)
  • Develop and sustain relationships with high-level law enforcement and security organizations and private sector counterparts to ensure a complete understanding of the security environment in the country
  • Approve all procedures relating to the process of stolen Company vehicle recoveries and identification, on a countrywide scale
  • Identify protection goals, objectives (MBOs) and metrics consistent with the corporate strategic plan
  • Oversee incident response planning including the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary

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