British American Tobacco Vacancy for a Country Security Manager

British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global
organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic
future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and
exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets
by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility
expected of global consumer brands. If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we
are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.

British American Tobacco is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Country Security Manager

Job number: 12074BR
Location: Lagos
Appointment type: Permanent
Job Responsibilities
The main responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Advise the Director responsible for security, on an on-going basis, on:
    • The current security situation, including criminality, in the country as a whole.
    • Any specific threats to company personnel, assets and
      information and business operations / activities, as soon as these are
    • The general security threats to company personnel (including
      families and visitors), assets, information and business
      operations/activities (including the distribution chain) and of any
      changes in the threat as soon as this occurs.
    • Cost effective, timely and appropriate measures to counter threats to security.
    • The implementation of security Policy, Common Platforms,
      ‘Best Practice’, and Guidance Notes received from British American
      Tobacco (H) Ltd and other sources.
  • Advise:
    • British American Tobacco Nigeria
      Directors/Managers/Supervisors, on the appropriate security measures, so
      as to ensure that standards are maintained consistent with actual or
      potential threat levels.
    • Relevant Directors/Managers on the technical standards of
      security and the quality of professional expertise required throughout
      the Company, including that required for office/residential
      accommodation, and provide security assistance where necessary.
  • Formulate, propose, implement and revise when necessary, the security policy for the Company. 
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of a suitable
    ‘Security Overlay’ for British American Tobacco Nigeria, in accordance
    with British American Tobacco ‘Best Practice’.
  • Formulate, direct and supervise security procedures for the protection of:
    • Company personnel/families/visitors.
    • Tobacco products in respect of their manufacture, storage and distribution.
    • Company assets, information, property and business operations activities.
    • Ensure that a report, in standard format, is submitted monthly to the Area & Regional Security Managers.
    • Ensure that security&fleet procedures within the company
      are according to British American Tobacco Policies and Best Practice.
  • Adequately protect company personnel, assets, business
    operations/activities and Intellectual property/information throughout
    the area.
  • Develop and maintain the professional standards and
    effectiveness of all subordinate security staff, by conducting such
    inspections and reviews as necessary for this purpose.
  • Produce a suitable Succession Plan
  • Devise and co-ordinate appropriate specialist security training
    in respect of security and / or other nominated personnel employed
    within the Area.
  • Devise and implement induction driver training packages and refresher training packages for BATN / BATM drivers.
  • Compile and agree budgets and manage within them.
  • Management and oversight of the Business Continuity Management programme and requirements for Security function.
  • Monitoring the business activities and risk exposure to properly
    review and update the functions risk register on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain and oversight on the review of the functions BCP
    document using the BCM manual as a guide and creating awareness of the
    BCM activities within the function.
  • Control the functions of other security personnel, employees and
    contractors and those with security responsibilities so as to provide a
    properly co-ordinated and cost effective service.
  • Provide the input and advice necessary for the development,
    review and updating of the security element of contingency plans
    throughout the Company.
  • Provide briefings for international staff/visitors on ‘in-country’ security issues.
  • Conduct any security enquiry, investigation and survey/review in
    relation to any aspect of security, draw appropriate and supportable
    conclusions and make recommendations to prevent any recurrence.
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Essential Requirements
The Country Security Manager, Nigeria will preferably be a
graduate or expert in security management; with not less than 2 years in
a similar managerial role. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a mature individual, with a broad experience in corporate security management.
  • Possess good communication skills in English, which he is able to exercise at all levels.
  • Be capable of exploiting all sources of information to obtain
    and collate detail on all threats or potential threats to the Company.
  • Be capable of commanding a contracted and/or ‘in-house’ guard force.
  • Be capable of carrying out and managing effective investigations involving breaches of security and security incidents.
  • Able to prepare, conducting and record interviews.
  • Understand the principles involved in the protection of Company
    information, including that which is computer based, and the
    measures/procedures required to achieve this.
  • Have the ability to provide security input to contingency plans.
  • Be capable of issuing clear written and verbal orders.
  • Have the ability to produce timely, accurate, detailed and concise written and verbal reports/reviews.
  • Have a detailed technical and operational knowledge of all
    aspects of physical and electronic security, specifically, locks,
    building security, control of access procedures, perimeter protection,
    the use of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and Intruder Detection
    Systems (IDS).
  • Have a detailed knowledge of the operations of manufacturing facility.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and techniques in the security
    field and disseminate the product of such knowledge to relevant
    personnel within the company.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  24th August, 2016.

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