Monday, June 22, 2015

Security Jobs: Regional Security Manager Covering the Americas, Houston, TX

Regional Security Manager Covering the Americas

Location: TX-Houston
Compensation: $100s, up to 50% bonus
Travel: Global Travel
Language Requirement: English and Spanish Speaking has been engaged by a fast growing global company that operates in some of the world’s most high-risk countries.  A brand new position of Regional Security Manager has been created to provide security and risk management services to the Americas.  This role reports to a Group Head of Security in Europe.  This person’s background includes 2+ decades in the SAS.  This is not a suit and tie job working from a corporate office.

The mission of this role is to reduce risk to employees, assets and company reputation.  As a new role, the person who steps into this role will be stepping into a situation where there is much to be done from scratch.  In other words, if the candidate who steps into this role needs structure, this will not be the right role.  If the candidate who steps into this role wants to participate in building structure where there is none, this could be the role of a lifetime.


  • Become a strategic partner to Americas regional businesses.
  • Collaboratively work with the Group Head of Security and other Regional Security Managers to create a global security program.
  • Conduct risk assessments of operations and facilities in the Americas region.
  • Actively participate in creating and implementing and communicating security policies and standards.
  • Bring the company into compliance with specific country regional security legal requirements.
  • Investigate security incidents and non-compliance with security requirements. 
  • Work with local management and staff to develop, implement and sustain security system and programs.
  • Ensure that appropriate security measures are put in place with regards to statements of work.
  • Ensure that local security personnel are equipped with appropriate security training.
  • Provide security analysis at a regional level to inform the Group Head of Security and regional businesses to make appropriate decisions based on security threats and current trends.
  • Advise staff on regional security and political risks.
  • Disseminate reports to the Group Head of Security and relevant local management when necessary.
  • Produce monthly regional security reports and ad-hoc bulletins when required to keep personnel informed of the security picture in a given region.
  • Monitor high-risk ratings within a region and inform personnel of issues such as country evacuation needs.

Where Might Appropriate Candidates Be Today?

  • Military, Government Intelligence
  • Corporate Security or Law Enforcement where one’s coverage included both North and South America.

  • Demonstrate deep knowledge and experience in Physical Security, Personnel Security, Crisis Management, Security Risk Management, Security Investigations, and more.
  • Experience working in High Risk areas such as Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil and others is required.
  • Formal qualifications in security risk management combined with prior experience in a similar role.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish (written and verbal in English…verbal in Spanish).
  • Demonstrate sound critical thinking skills and the ability to mentally, emotionally and physically respond to emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and to build a team environment with others.
  • Must appreciate detailed work and time-conscious deadlines.
  • Must be comfortable presenting in a variety of ways to large groups of people.'s Security Recruiter Blog