EMEA Sub-Regional Physical Security Manager (Africa)
Gloucestershire County Council
Woodmead, ZA
14h ago

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We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. !

Job Overview :

The EMEA Sub-Regional Physical Security Manager (Africa) is accountable for decision making to ensure the physical safety and security of SAP employees, buildings and assets, often with a very high level of regulatory, compliance, financial, and brand impact and / or a very high complexity of work and life safety.

They are accountable for internal customer engagement on physical security awareness programs, knowledge management, quality assurance and organizational learning.

They will develop and manage programs to transfer the relevant knowledge across organizational boundaries.

They 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 across the Africa market (sub-Sahara).
  • Maintain a site-by-site overview of budgeting / spend, existing conditions, contract data, and location specific information.

  • Responsible for physical building security risk assessments, surveys, and physical penetration testing.
  • Manage the Africa portfolio for 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.
  • Direct and delegate training and employee security awareness programs.
  • Conduct internal investigations as needed.
  • Oversee physical security incident reporting and resolution.
  • Conduct presentations 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.
  • Competencies and Skills :

  • Manage detailed programs related to the efficiency of the financial, operational and overall compliance of the organization.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the organization and its processes.

  • Possess deep understanding of the industry and identify and collect key market information / trends and apply to the organization / processes.
  • Serve as mentor / coach / thought leader to the lines of business and to their Country / Area Manager direct reports.
  • Accountable for successful and consistent delivery of multiple projects up and down the organization.
  • Manage relationships 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 (sub-region).
  • Drive operational excellence and quality assurance by providing best practices, problem solving, and guidance / leadership for improvements related to complex matters within his / her area of responsibility.
  • Area of responsibility will be sub-regional and includes multiple countries or facilities.
  • Serve as liaison to executive management / provide reports / champion internal goals and manage KPI's.
  • Responsible for hiring and development of talent for the future of the organization within their respective Sub-Region.
  • Conduct performance / salary management and all matters related to people management.
  • The Security Manager is accountable for 2 direct reports (Country Managers) and a significant number of indirect reports.
  • Experience, Education, and Certifications :

  • 10 years’ experience in physical security industry or equivalent (military, law enforcement, etc.) or 5 years’ minimum experience in corporate physical security, with minimum 3 years’ experience in responsible charge (supervision / management).
  • 3 years of direct experience in the majority of Job Description and Competencies and Skills above.
  • Associates degree in related field (desirable).
  • Ability to pass background verification.
  • Foreign language skills desirable; comprehensive English language written and spoken.
  • We are SAP

    SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively.

    Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management.

    As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development.

    Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves.

    At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

    Our inclusion promise

    SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone regardless of background feels included and can run at their best.

    At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential.

    We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

    SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and / or mental disabilities.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team : Americas : or , APJ : , EMEA : .

    EOE AA M / F / Vet / Disability :

    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

    Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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