Country Security Manager- Kenya
Nairobi, Nairobi - Kenya

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Job Summary:

The Country Security Manager will work on-site with one of Pinkerton's largest global clients. In this role, the Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the client's regional security operations, programs, strategies, and personnel, based at the Kenya headquarters.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Manage security-related operations while supporting and advising the client on strategic and tactical applications for the physical security of all personnel and the infrastructure;
    • Evaluate, develop, and execute regional site security strategies.
    • Ensure operational security aspects for all Kenyan sites are safe and secure working environments for both the client's personnel and customers.
  3. Serve as a site security expert for local business partners.
  4. Act as liaison between the Global Security team and local personnel, in all areas of life safety and security matters.
  5. Meet with site leaders, local executives, and business unit heads to understand their objectives;
    • Develop plans to mitigate risk exposure, improve employee safety, and ensure business unit success.
  6. Establish the safety and security staffing model and monitor all financial spending;
    • Guide, assist, monitor, and counsel the security team.
    • Ensure all security staff have clearly defined tasks and that development needs are addressed through training, development, or coaching.
    • Manage the on-going quality production through effective leadership and direction.
    • Ensure the standards of service delivery, reporting, and budgetary objectives meet or exceed expectations.
    • Encourage a collaborative approach to meet organizational expectations.
  7. Provide internal and external customer support.
  8. Oversee and support all agents/vendors and ensure project contracts and deadlines are consistently met or exceeded;
    • Visit locations and review/complete; site security survey plans, security assessments, site-specific risk/threat analysis, emergency response plans and associated documents, and training awareness programs.
  9. Maintain a network of communication to support operational effectiveness.
  10. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Diploma or equivalent with at least five years of leading security teams within a large corporate environment. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer who seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


  • Proficient English skills both written and verbal.
  • Knowledgeable of guard force management, access control, and CCTV systems.
  • Lenel security system experience, preferred.
  • Able to make sound security decisions with minimal management oversight.
  • Able to appropriately interpret and implement security operational procedures.
  • Adaptable to a matrix environment with local and remote access.
  • Able to analyze complex situations and recommend workable solutions vertically and horizontally.
  • Client orientated and results driven.
  • Able to collaborate effectively at all levels of a global organization and across diverse cultures.
  • Able to build consensus and influence decision-makers.
  • Serve as an effective and motivating team leader within a complex organization.
  • Able to respond efficiently to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Maintain a constructive attitude in times of stress or in ambiguous situations.
  • Able to work through conflicts of interests and establish effective solutions.
  • 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.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, and/or walking.
  • Travel, as needed.

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. Pinkerton also adheres to all local, state, federal, and country hiring requirements.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.