Profession security manager

Security managers ensure security for people, such as customers and employees, and company’s assets either fixed, movable, machines, vehicles, and real state. They ensure safety and security by enforcing security policies, keeping track of different events, implementing security protocols, creating emergency response procedures, conducting security evaluations, and supervising security staff members.  

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Artistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Security threats

    Types of threats to public and private security such as unauthorised entry, aggressive behaviour, molestation, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping, murder and public demonstration.

  • Organisational resilience

    The strategies, methods and techniques that increase the organisation's capacity to protect and sustain the services and operations that fulfil the organisational mission and create lasting values by effectively addressing the combined issues of security, preparedness, risk and disaster recovery.

  • Security regulations

    The body of regulations, legal procedures and policies regarding security and safety management.

  • Internal risk management policy

    The internal risk management policies that identify, assess and prioritise risks in an IT environment. The methods used to minimise, monitor and control the possibility and the impact of disastrous events that affect the reaching of business goals.

  • Legal use-of-force

    The characteristics of the use-of-force, which is a legal doctrine employed by police and army forces, to regulate acts of violence during interventions. Use-of-force is ought to balance security needs with ethical concerns for the rights and well-being of intruders or suspects.

Skills

  • Manage security equipment

    Oversee and conduct inventory of security tools and equipment.

  • Manage logistics

    Create logistic framework for transporting goods to customers and for receiving returns, execute and follow up the logistics processes and guidelines.

  • Maintain incident reporting records

    Keep a system for recording details of unusual events that occur at the facility, such as job-related injuries.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Investigate security issues

    Look out for information and evidence revolving around security and safety issues in order to analyse possible threats, track incidents, and improve security procedures.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Handle surveillance equipment

    Monitor surveillance equipment to observe what people are doing in a given area and ensure their safety.

  • Supervise daily information operations

    Direct daily operations of different units. Coordinate program/project activities to assure the respect of costs and time.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel; effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Establish site security routines

    Establish and carry out site security routines.

  • Lead disaster recovery exercises

    Head exercises which educate people on what to do in case of an unforeseen disastrous event in the functioning or security of ICT systems, such as on recovery of data, protection of identity and information and which steps to take in order to prevent further problems.

  • Manage disaster recovery plans

    Prepare, test and execute, when necessary, a plan of action to retrieve or compensate lost information system data.

Optional knowledge and skills

inspect government policy compliance maintain facility security systems undertake employee screening define security policies information confidentiality liaise with government officials cyber security manage outsourced security consultation methods protect important clients liaise with security authorities perform internal investigations advise on strengthening security