Chief Security Officer at British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)

Company Highlight:

British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you'll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Security Officer

Job Number: 16988BR

Appointment type: Permanent

Job Purpose and key Deliverables
British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Security Officer to join our team in Zaria.

Context / Environment

  • The Security Department supports the company's objectives through development and implementation of policies covering every aspect of security management, for them to serve as action guidelines at all levels of the company.
  • The CSO reports to the Security Manager and is a key member of the security team within the company, working closely with other functions.
Purpose Statement
To provide a secure environment in which BATNL will ensure as far as practicable, that its people are safe, its assets and operations are  protected from theft and wilful damage and its sensitive and proprietary information are kept private and also to effectively integrate security and main business operations so as to contribute to the achievement of BAT corporate objectives.

Principal Accountabilities

Implement Group and departmental security policies as formulated by management
Carry out all instructions as may be directed by the ASM and the CSM


  • Ensure that a report on the security situation in standard format, is submitted monthly to the Factory Security Manager.
  • Draft Policies and procedures for approval by manager and make changes where necessary
  • Provide input and advice where necessary for the development, review and updating of the security element of contingency plans.
  • Control the functions of all security escort team personnel, employees and contractors so as to provide a properly co-ordinated and cost effective service.
  • Supervise the activities of supervisors and the contract security personnel
  • Manage the business relationship between BATN Security Department and contractors
  • Liaise with other departments concerning all BATN security issues
  • Intervene in all emergency cases to mitigate damage/loss of company employees and property
  • Provide effective security cover for all company special events
  • Gather and interpret intelligence reports and implement appropriate measures.


Working Relationships:


  • Close contact with the Factory Security Manager
  • Close contact with Country Security Manager.
  • Close contact with Area Security Manager.
  • Close contact with all Chief Security Officers.
  • Close contact with all Senior Security supervisors.
  • Liaison with external Security agents especially the police.

Requirements
Essential Requirements:

  • Preferably a Degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Arts.
  • Previous security experience.
  • Sufficient IT knowledge /skills to generate, operate and run reports
  • Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Exhibits a high level of initiative, confidentiality and commitment
  • Has strong people skills
  • Membership of Security Groups and Networks
  • A high level of decision making, objectivity, creativity and integrity
  • Ability to adapt to changes quickly.


Job Location: Zaria

Application Closing Date
13th July, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:  APPLY HERE


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