Regional Security Lead – Europe & Emerging Markets

Location: West London (two days a week, hybrid working)

Salary: Competitive

Job Description

We’re delighted to be working with this major multinational manufacturing firm, with 40,000 global staff, who are looking to identify candidates to lead security for their Europe and Emerging Markets regions.

This role serves to elevate awareness around security and resilience regionally.  The priority is to enable the business by proactively identifying, assessing, and mitigating evolving security and resilience risks as well as assisting in the response to active threats.  Along with other stakeholders, this position will work closely with fellow regional security managers, all Global Security platforms, and other key internal and external stakeholders to align on strategies and leverage relevant expertise.

Frequent travel in Europe will be required

Key Responsibilities

Partner with regional leadership to enable the business by ensuring appropriate security risk mitigations are integrated into business strategies and operations (55% of time):

  • Identify and Assess: Develop a deep understanding of key business strategies, operations, and processes to identify and assess evolving security and resilience risks
  • Awareness: In close coordination with Global Security leadership, elevate awareness of these evolving risks with leadership and other key decision makers and partners
  • Mitigate: Identify and help deliver solutions (behaviours, processes, and tools) that mitigate evolving security risks
  • Sustain: Contribute to the development of relevant policies, standards, and processes that provide a sustainable governance framework to protect the company

Security management and incident response (20% of time):

  • Advocate for and help implement strategies across all Global Security platforms
  • Support travel security, executive protection, and special events security activities
  • Conduct awareness training with relevant stakeholders to enhance preparedness around security and resilience incidents
  • Maintain professional network of corporate security peers, security consultants/vendors, and officials within law enforcement and government agencies
  • Partner cross-functionally, to include external resources and government authorities, to respond most effectively to security and resilience incidents

Sensitive investigations (15% of time):

  • Partner with Global Security’s investigations platform and Law & Corporate Affairs, HR, and Finance as appropriate to support investigations covering a range of sensitive, complex matters regarding potential violations of company policies, crimes directed against the company, and other allegations of misconduct that may include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Fraud and theft
  • Corruption (conflicts of interest, bribery, kickbacks, etc.)
  • Extortion
  • Loss of confidential information and intellectual property
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Purposeful product tampering
  • Counterfeits and diversions

Goals and actionable metrics (10% of time):

  • Develop and gain alignment on goals/targets
  • Identify progress, trends, and opportunities
  • Communicate results and findings
  • Continuously develop knowledge of evolving best practices through peer benchmarking, industry events/associations, and educational opportunities

Skills & Qualifications


Education and Experience:

  • Relevant Bachelors degree preferred
  • Preferred Professional Certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP); Relevant public sector training for former law enforcement or government officials preferred
  • 10 years minimum related experience required

Specific Job Experience or Skills Needed:

  • Ability to integrate security into business decisions and subsequent creation/improvement of associated processes
  • Experience building and leveraging cross-functional partnerships and elevating security awareness
  • Experience conducting sensitive, complex investigations
  • Flexibility to respond 24/7 to urgent matters with a bias for decisive action
  • Professional relationships with law enforcement organizations and government agencies
  • Working knowledge of physical security technologies, event security, and vendor management
  • Advanced level of speaking, writing, and reading the English language
  • French language skills are preferred

Competencies/Behaviours required for job:

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems especially where there is ambiguity or conflicting interests
  • Comfortable shifting priorities and simultaneously engaging in multiple projects
  • Confidence and executive presence
  • Desire for continuous learning and broadening skillset
  • Discretion and integrity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgment, accountability, and ownership
  • Strategic vision and drive for measurable results
  • Strong security and risk management mindset

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