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Security Manager

Location : South Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type: Renewable Contract

Mining, Diamonds, Security

Job Code: 6328

Cowan South Africa is recruiting a Security Manager for a well-known diamond mine. The incumbent will ensure the security of the premises, the product and the people working at the mine through the sustainable introduction and maintenance of up to date security procedures, arrangements and installations and the management of staff to achieve a secure working environment

• Proactively leads and advises the management team on the implementation of security strategies within the Operation’s broader business plans at the local level
• Provides guidance to the Operation management team on diamond security as well as implementing appropriate countermeasures to reduce corporate asset loss
• Leads change, from identifying opportunities for improvement to advocating and supporting a better approach to address organisational problems and opportunities, as well as work process issues
• Leverages internal and external networks to create strong partnerships/alliances and builds collaborative relationships to enhance goal achievement
• Implements a sustainable product protection programme to reduce potential product losses through ineffective or inefficient security processes
• Conducts on-going assessments of security policies, practices, procedures and technologies to ensure alignment with international best practice, and to enable effective mitigation of potential losses
• Provides assurance to the Operational leadership team and other stakeholders on the adequacy of the protective measures in place at the operation
• Mitigates risks to product and asset loss through a proper risk management process
• Develops, implements and maintains a security strategy to achieve zero security harm to people, products, the business and business reputation
• Applies security strategy to deliver business objectives, aligned with robust financial management and client requirements
• Develops and implements the security strategy

• A South African citizen or have South African Permanent Residency.  

• A Security Management Diploma or similar qualification
• 10 years’ experience in a Security Management role of which at least five years must have been in a senior position at a mine.
• Previous experience at a diamond mine will be advantageous
• Light Vehicle Drivers Licence
• The ability to apply the principles of security service management to ensure delivery of service continuity and availability
• The ability to understand the problem/situation, evaluate alternatives and take timely action, which will enhance the performance of the organisation
• The ability to plan, organise, lead and control in the work environment to achieve the business objectives
• Sound knowledge and understanding of the legislation and regulations inclusive of legislative and regulatory bodies within South Africa
• A thorough understanding of the mining and processing environments that enables and supports the proactive identification of vulnerabilities that could be exploited by those with criminal intent

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