We have an exciting new job opportunity and are looking to hire an
Associate Director, Regional Security – EMEA
Purpose of the role
Reporting to the Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) Regional Security Executive Director, the Associate Director Regional Security (ADRS) will be responsible for supporting regional Global Security Group (GSG) Operations in Benelux, Nordics and Baltics region and possibly other EU countries depending on candidate profile and business needs. As part of a matrixed global team, the ADRS will support the GSG EMEA Region’s Product Integrity Program; Insider Risk & Trade Secret Protection Program; Executive/Employee Protection; Crisis Management Program; Physical Security, and Aviation Programs. Incumbents are also tasked with a leadership role on security matters, developing regionally customized core security strategies to meet business needs and serve as a key resource to the senior management of our company.
Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
Provide primary tactical security support to specific divisional/regional operations.
As directed by Regional Security Executive Director, conduct/support investigations within the assigned region (and/or elsewhere as requested by Global Security management) focusing on incidents such as (but not limited to): Intellectual Property and Trade secret protection, Product Integrity (counterfeit, illegally diverted, stolen products), supply chain security, breaches of physical security, frauds, policy violations, executive protection, travel security, site security surveys, risk assessment / risk anal, Incident Management and business continuity, due diligence investigation, workplace violence.
Establish and maintain seamless interface with regional management and operations. Build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Analyze security exposures and implement cost effective passive, reactive, and proactive programs to address these exposures.
Maintain close liaison with government, industry, security, and intelligence professionals within the region.
Provide guidance and support to site and subsidiary security operations within the region ensuring that Global Security Group worldwide standards, policies and procedures are implemented and maintained.
Handles high volume & complex caseload with little oversight and maintain incident reporting database & measurements for region.
Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) or equivalent. Advanced degree is preferred.
Recognized international security qualifications/accreditations such as Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) are preferred.
Security professional with at least 10 years’ experience in corporate security and/or law enforcement/military or intelligence service within region. Corporate experience is a plus.
Ability to identify security issues and customize, implement/execute solutions.
Advanced Investigative skills, to include interviewing and report writing
Analytic skills to identify investigative and security issues independently and with minimal oversight, as well as the ability to customize, implement, and execute solutions efficiently and effectively.
Very high level of ethics and compliance
Excellent writing and oral communication skills and proven success in presenting succinct, effective communication to all stakeholders.
Ability to champion new ideas or positions to meet key goals and initiatives
Demonstrated ability to work with wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds, countries of origin, and at varying levels within the corporate structure, as well as with government officials.
Committed to successfully operating in a matrixed environment with exceptional level of collaboration, clarity and honesty in dealing with peers, team members and all others in a flat and nimble organization
Established range of professional contacts, polished interpersonal skills, excellent research and writing abilities under extremely tight deadlines and competing demands, and familiarity with the range of professional literature in this area.
Proven ability to work in varying situations, from committee work in which a “team player” approach is essential to situations in which considerable independence and self-motivation is required.
Must be innovative and independent, able to manage an aggressive workload in a high performing environment
Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and respond rapidly to breaking situations. Sound, proven judgment is a must.
Written and oral fluency in English and Dutch is required. Another language is a plus.
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