Country Security Manager - Nigeria
Lagos, Lagos - Nigeria

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Job Summary:

The Country Security Manager – Nigeria (CSM) is an embedded role, with one of our major global tech clients. The CSM will drive the development and standardization of security policies and programs to safeguard the client's corporate business operations within Nigeria. The CSM is responsible for supporting security operations, safety, and business continuity and emergency response, as well as physical security design/installation within the country.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance and excellence.
  2. Establish and maintain close and collaborative working relationships with multiple cross functional teams and business stakeholders including, but not limited to, IT, Global Real Estate Facilities, Human Resources, Legal, etc.
  3. Responsible for day-to-day security operations which includes oversight of the Integrated Security Services portfolio.
  4. Assess, plan and arrange third party security services;
    • Review, manage, and monitor the effectiveness of contracted ­security services/resources through the use of Monthly Business Review (MBR), Quarterly Business Review (QBR) metrics.
  5. Continuously review, implement, and maintain effective security policies, procedures, and practices.
  6. Develop performance metrics to track and improve individual, team, system, and site performance;
    • Establish and implement effective, predictable, and measurable procedures/processes to be communicated clearly among client's stakeholders.
  7. Conduct initial workplace incident investigations (triage), site security audits, special event coordination and other safety, security, or business continuity initiatives.
  8. Confirm incident and crisis management response procedures are identified, documented, and understood by all key stakeholders.
  9. Engage the business and facilitate the development of Business Continuity plans, which are tested for critical business functions, and facilitate contingency arrangements and/or capabilities that are fit for purpose and present an effective response.
  10. Engage with business areas and customers to promote and provide awareness and training to drive consistency and compliance and achieve successful outcomes and foster a resilient client culture(to include Crisis Management, Incident Response and Business Continuity).
  11. Partner with critical functions to support the implementation of effective business continuity plans and facilitation of on-going testing.
  12. As action owner, understandthe vulnerabilities of the sites within their AOR.
  13. Identify, assess, and presentthe risks to the business leaders and proposing appropriate mitigating controls such as risk control treatment and action plans.
  14. Implementcontrols for the execution of risk treatment plans and update the risk register and risk heat maps accordingly.
  15. Monitoring effectiveness of controls.
  16. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

General Secondary Education Certificate or equivalent and/or degree with at least eight years of security management, law enforcement, business continuity, military experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.


  • Security management, law enforcement, business continuity or military experience.
  • Bi-lingual skills; English and Hausa
  • Understanding of employment legislation related to country specific security staff and their potential moves between providers.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Intelligence interpretation, security/risk threats, and investigation management experience.
  • Familiarity with ISO standards (e.g., ISO/BS 25999, 22301, SRM 31000, etc.).
  • Possesses, or can develop, a network of key stakeholders within assigned region.
  • Knowledge of current security technology including Lenel.
  • Effective problem resolution skills.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Basic understanding of legal contracts, budgeting, and key terms.
  • Customer focused and detail orientated.
  • Assertive and self-motivated.
  • Able to work efficiently under multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experienced in arranging international travel and conference calls.
  • Serve as an effective team player.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Travel, as required.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

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