Country Security Manager Job at British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is a leading tobacco group, with brands sold in
more than 200 markets. We employ more than 57,000 people and, with over
200 brands in our portfolio, we make the cigarette chosen by one in
eight of the world’s one billion adult smokers.

We hold robust market positions in each of our four regions – Americas;
Asia-Pacific; Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Western Europe
– and we are leaders in more than 60 markets. Our approach to marketing
is second to none in our industry, in brand building, innovation and
responsibility. Our companies adhere strictly to the high standards of
our voluntary marketing principles.

We play a significant role in local communities around the world. In
many countries we are a top employer and the company of choice for
people in all areas of our business. We have 46 cigarette factories in
41 countries.

British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Country Security Manager to join our team in Nigeria, Ibadan.

Job Title:  Country Security Manager
Location: Ibadan, Oyo State
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 known.
    • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Essential RequirementsThe
    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 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.
    • 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.
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    Working at BAT 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 marketplace.

    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.

    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.

    How to Apply
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