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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 55 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of them. We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so i...
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    Marketing Security Manager

    British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Security Manager to join our team in Nairobi.

    Our new colleague will identify, assess and analyse risks to BAT staff and assets in East African Markets through an extended information network. Support BAT Field and end market teams with security inductions, information and visit security plans when required. Ensure that threat environment and security risk related events are monitored and assessed (including before Geographical expansions), with the relevant stakeholders being advised of changes in risk indicators, including functional support to “at risk” elements of business processes within the business units and end markets. Provide consistency and coordination of country threat assessment, security risk assessment, crisis management and business continuity planning at Cluster and country levels. Support investigations and routine security support to the business. The overarching purpose is to provide a co-ordinated and comprehensive threat-driven security risk management service of the highest quality for the East Africa Markets, ensuring that risks to company personnel, assets and business operations/activities are properly identified, evaluated and countered in a timely and cost effective manner.


    • Set up a reliable information network mixing BAT service providers with multiple external sources
    • Manage 3rd party security information support pool for improved threat assessment
    • Identify all business risks across the BAT East Africa Markets by conducting Business Impact Analysis
    • In coordination with Cluster and Country Managers, propose cost effective measures to mitigate such risks.
    • Ensure the embedding of the Security Risk Management Model across BAT EAM markets
    • Facilitates the Business Continuity Management process for East Africa Markets
    • Focus on key high risks markets and provide specific support during crisis (election periods for instance)
    • Set up pragmatic Security BCP’s for political and civil unrest including evacuation planning for instable countries
    • Responsible for the Management of Security service providers at end markets and ensuring that required services are provided and delivered in full and on time
    • Upon request support Investigations Manager in carrying out objective enquiry / investigation into all reported cases or incident, breaches by determining facts, understanding vulnerability and drawing appropriate supportable conclusions to make recommendations
    • Conduct a Quality Assurance and Quality Control program with Cluster and Country managers to assess security service providers and prepare tenders if required
    • Contribute to the development, submission and management of Security Budget

    Relationship Results:

    • Regular engagements with security service providers, government security agency personnel, professional security bodies, security managers of other corporate organizations and diplomatic security personnel
    • Develop close working relationships with personnel responsible for risk mitigation plans, fraud investigations and key control issues.
    • Develop effective relationships with external suppliers.
    • Liaise with the senior security, risk and crisis managers of other multinational companies for knowledge and information sharing and mutually beneficial cooperation and benchmarking.

    Functional Competencies required:

    • Good knowledge in understanding potential threats to BAT Business across EAM
    • Clear and compelling written and verbal communication skills including ability to write concise reports
    • Understand and analyse developing situations, drawing probable conclusions and making recommendations to sustain business while mitigating risks
    • Ability to multi task and support other managers
    • Sound and mature judgement as well as decision making ability during crisis situations
    • 5-10 years of security management experience in a commercial setup.

    View British American Tobacco Salaries

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British American Tobacco (BAT) on to apply
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