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Senior Security Specialist, MENA Job

Posted: 09-01-2020
Place: Dubai
The Country Security Manager will maintain the highest level of professionalism in all activities to represent the organization internally and externally, while serving as a trusted advisor and ambassador for SAP and affiliated companies.

Job Description:

Provide overall physical security support and direction to multiple SAP business locations. Maintain a site- by- site overview of budgeting/spend, existing conditions, contact data, and location specific information.

Conduct physical building security risk assessments, surveys, and physical penetration testing.

Manage contract security services (Guarding/Watchman), to include the development/implementation of Building Security Operations Manual at all sites.

Manage electronic security systems and vendors, to include electronic access control, badging, visitor management, security video, intrusion detection systems, and control center operations.

Execute the planning, design, bid, construction and commissioning activities for multiple concurrent projects, and oversee all aspects of physical security related to these projects. Projects include new construction and renovation (driven by Global Real Estate & Facilities), or system replacements and/or additions.

Assess and implement personnel protection programs, consisting of Travel Safety & Security, Events, Close Protection, Workplace Violence, and Kidnap Preparedness.

Provide training and employee security awareness programs.

Conduct internal investigations as needed.

Oversee physical security incident reporting and resolution.

Conduct presentation of physical security services when necessary.

Partner/support SAP Health and Safety programs and ensure emergency responses are established.

Report on physical security strategy and metrics (KPIs).

Maintain close relationship with law enforcement and emergency responders.

Work as directed by manager.

Competencies and Skills:

Manage detailed programs related to the efficiency of the financial, operational and overall compliance of the organization. Seek to highlight ways to improve the effectiveness of the organization and its processes.

Possess a good working knowledge and understanding of their industry and identify and collect key market information/trends and apply to the organization/processes.

Manage and execute day to day delivery of multiple projects up and down the organization.

Manage relationships often with global, regional and local senior management plus outside service providers and business partners.

Manager of processes and interfaces across organizational boundaries inside and outside of Global Physical Security management that relate to area of responsibility (country).

Seek to drive operational excellence and quality assurance by providing best practices, problem solving, and guidance within his / her area of responsibility.

Area of responsibility will be MENA- wide, with a focus on Dubai and will include “hub and spoke” countries (particularly with focus on other SAP MENA locations but may extend to Iberia and Italy from time to time) and multiple facilities.

Serve as liaison to executive management / provide reports / champion internal goals and manage KPI's.

Conduct performance reviews and people management, where appropriate.

Senior Security Specialist would be on a management level of 5 and above and have country/multiple country responsibility.

The Senior Security Specialist (Country Security Manager MENA) is typically accountable for a significant number of indirect reports.

Area 1 Manage and implement main strategy for organization on a country/multiple country level

Area 2 Manage and be accountable for organizational budget on a country/multiple country (operation + capital)

Area 3 Manage the day to day tactical and operational side of the business on a country/multiple country level.

Experience, Education, and Certifications:

8+ years’ experience in physical security industry or equivalent (military, law enforcement, etc.) or corporate physical security

Ability to pass background verification.

Fluency in English language written and spoken a must.

Fluency in Arabic is good to have.


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