Security Lead – Poland, Ukraine and the Baltics

Location: Warsaw or Prague

Salary: Dependent on location.

Job Description

  • EMEA
  • Full Time
  • Warsaw or Prague
  • Dependent on location. USD / Year
  • Salary: Dependent on location.
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Reporting to the Regional Security Director this role will be responsible for a broad range of manufacturing, office and warehousing sites for a true household name, across a diverse region encompassing Poland, Ukraine and the Baltics.

The principal accountability of the postholder is driving the implementation and execution of security, crisis management and business continuity management strategies across the region.  As such, a high-level understanding of the regional political and economic dynamic, and their implications on the current and prevailing security environment is a must-have skillset.

In collaboration with leadership, the post-holder will ensure that the business benefits from an effective and sustainable security programme that identifies, assesses and cost-effectively mitigates, risk to people, assets and business objectives. Key focus areas include (but are not limited to) war and armed conflict, criminality, civil unrest, extremism/terrorism, armed conflict, commercial espionage, fraud and product/material diversion or adulteration.

The main effort going forward will be to drive business unit-level security strategy; raise security awareness amongst corporate leadership teams and associates, and drive the standardisation of operating procedures. The highlights of these accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • In line with the broader strategy, implement a country-wide security strategy to identify, assess and mitigate risks to people, assets and objectives.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with, and provide consultation to, local management teams.
  • Plan and oversee periodic security risk assessments and annual security reviews at sites, to identify critical vulnerabilities and to assist in closing these risks through cost-effective, best practice security enhancements.
  • Analyse security risks inherent in undertaking new business ventures and offer proportionate, risk-informed mitigation/control measures.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with national and local security, intelligence, emergency response, law enforcement, and regulatory authorities as well as with security managers of other large multinational companies.
  • Ensure compliance with broader regional Security Risk Management System and supporting standards and procedures.
  • Deliver a BU-aligned, multi-year CAPEX plan that ensures effective, risk-informed security spend.
  • Develop and deliver security awareness and training programs.
  • Advise and assist before, during and after security incidents, including on-the-spot risk assessments and security advice to business travellers.
  • Conduct and coordinate investigations to include counterfeit, extortion, contamination of our products, loss reduction, kidnapping, robberies, Speak Up, fraud, corruption, and security threats against the Sector’s interests and associates.
  • Ensure the continued professional development of the team.
  • Oversee and facilitate the ongoing strengthening of a sustainable, country-wide Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning and capability.
  • Ensure through training and audit, validate that the BU’s Crisis Management and Business Continuity and plans are current and functional.

Candidate profile:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and complex, rapidly expanding business environment;
  • Significant experience in the public and/or private sector with accountabilities and key measures listed above;
  • Experienced gained within the military or intelligence space.
  • Comprehensive substantive knowledge of best security practices, principles and objectives.
  • Understanding of ISO-standard management systems, including ISOs 31000 and 22301.
  • Advanced, proven experience in security management, protective services, and law enforcement;
  • Well-refined interpersonal skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); and
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

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