This position directs programs designed to provide a safe and secure atmosphere to all Mexico Veritiv facilities, assets and personnel. The Security Manager will be responsible for the implementation and management of various security programs, initiatives, as well as to lead Corporate Security’s efforts during emergency and crisis response situations to ensure for the protection of Veritiv-Mexico employees, company assets, facilities and the Veritiv brand. The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Represent Veritiv Corporate Security and the Chief Security Officer for Veritiv-Mexico. Serve as the primary point of contact for any security issues and/or concerns by Veritiv-Mexico employees.
Develop, implement and train site managers and the Mexico country leadership team on the site and country- level incident response plans. Ensure the Mexico Crisis Management Plan is fully integrated into the Veritiv Corporate Crisis Management Plan.
Ability to develop and sustain professional working relationships with industry peers, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within Mexico while maintaining strict adherence to the US Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Develop and implement Mexico-centric security policies and procedures. Make recommendations to the Veritiv Chief Security Officer and Mexico-based site leaders on risk and security related mitigation strategies.
Manage project-specific security operations, including acting as line manager for projects involving outsourced security staff.
Manage the vetting, selection, contracting and operational oversight for all security vendors and contracted security companies supporting Veritiv Mexico. Audit sub-contractors in the performance of their routine responsibilities.
Manage the duties and activities of the 90 contracted security guards assigned to the 18 Veritiv Mexico sites, as well as other security personnel assigned to support Veritiv specialized assignments, i.e. Executive Protection or Event Security assignments in support of the CEO or a SLT member during visits to Mexico.
Manage the security activities of the 18 Veritiv-Mexico Site Security Contacts to ensure continuous adherence to the Veritiv Minimum Security Guidelines.
Compile and deliver regular intelligence reports, risk, threat and vulnerability assessments affecting all Mexico based employees and visitors, Veritiv facilities or the Veritiv Brand. Conduct the same briefings to Veritiv leadership in Mexico and at corporate headquarters in the US as required.
Develop, maintain and update the overall strategic and tactical Country Security Plan for all Veritiv-Mexico facilities to include visitor protocols, facility physical security procedures, distribution of anti-theft protocols, employee training and mobile employee (drivers and sales force) tracking. Monitor and ensure all aspects of the Country Security Plan are adhered to at all times.
Perform security plan reviews, site security audits and assessments of Veritiv-Mexico facilities.
Manage investigations in cases involving localized theft, property damage and other security violations. Draft and submit written investigative reports for review by the Veritiv Chief Security Officer.
Review, develop and carry out appropriate actions as detailed in the Country Security Plan, Crisis Management Plan and Incident Response Plan. Make recommendations to the Veritiv Chief Security Officer on any proposed changes or modifications to security documents, protocols and procedures.
Act as immediate on-scene coordinator for any high-impact, security-related incidents such as physical assaults, kidnappings, missing employee(s), or other similar incidents occurring in Mexico.
Provide regular security awareness, crisis management and incident response training, and other security training initiatives to all Veritiv-Mexico employees.
Make recommendations to the Veritiv Chief Security Officer on any proposed changes or modifications to security documents, protocols and procedures.
Develop, implement and maintain supply chain security programs such as C-TPAT or OEA in specific Veritiv-Mexico locations.
Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience:
Fluency in both Spanish and English (speaking/reading/writing) is required
5-10 years prior experience in corporate security, law enforcement and/or military
CPP or PSP certifications preferred
Experience and training in supply chain certification programs such as C-TPAT and OEA.
Ability and flexibility to work irregular and long hours as the need dictates
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
Must have the ability to function and use sound judgment in high profile situations to include oral and written communication skills, and have problem solving skills to handle and prioritize security incidents and events
Must be able to pass drug screening and standard Veritiv criminal background check
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
Travel within Mexico approximately 40% of time
Working Conditions/Physical Requirement:
This position may require long periods of time standing, walking, and/or sitting as required.
Will have a high level of contact with the public; difficult situations may arise that must be addressed quickly and appropriately to minimize the danger to all parties.
Position requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment with ability to effectively communicate by phone, e-mail, writing and face to face.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
The position requires considerable concentration and ability to manage time effectively.
The position is subject to stress caused by mandatory deadlines and heavy workload