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Senior Security Specialist - Country Manager

SAP Middle East & North Africa

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP442-971

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

Job Overview:

The Country Security Manager (Saudi Arabia) will manage and execute day to day operations to ensure the physical safety and security of SAP employees, buildings and assets, which may have a very high level of regulatory, compliance, financial, and brand impact and/or a very high complexity of work and life safety.

They will manage day to day customer engagement, knowledge management, quality assurance and organizational learning. And they will seek to foster programs to transfer the relevant knowledge across organizational boundaries, as directed by their line manager.

The Country Security Manager (Saudi Arabia) will maintain the highest level of professionalism in all activities to represent the organization internally and externally, while serving as a trusted advisor and ambassador for SAP and affiliated companies.

Job Description
- Provide overall physical security support and direction to multiple SAP business locations.
- Maintain a site-by-site overview of budgeting/spend, existing conditions, contact data, and location specific information.
- Conduct physical building security risk assessments, surveys, and physical penetration testing.
- Manage contract security services (Guarding/Watchman), to include the development/implementation of Building Security Operations Manual at all sites.
- Manage electronic security systems and vendors, to include electronic access control, badging, visitor management, security video, intrusion detection systems, and control center operations.
- Execute the planning, design, bid, construction and commissioning activities for multiple concurrent projects, and oversee all aspects of physical security related to these projects.
- Projects include new construction and renovation (driven by Global Real Estate & Facilities), or system replacements and/or additions.
- Assess and implement personnel protection programs, consisting of Travel Safety & Security, Events, Close Protection, Workplace Violence, and Kidnap Preparedness.
- Provide training and employee security awareness programs.
- Conduct internal investigations as needed.
- Oversee physical security incident reporting and resolution.
- Conduct presentation of physical security services when necessary.
- Partner/support SAP Health and Safety programs and ensure emergency responses are established.
- Report on physical security strategy and metrics (KPIs).
- Maintain close relationship with law enforcement and emergency responders.
- Work as directed by manager


Competencies and Skills
- Manage detailed programs related to the efficiency of the financial, operational and overall compliance of the organization.
- Seek to highlight ways to improve the effectiveness of the organization and its processes.
- Possess a good working knowledge and understanding of their industry and identify and collect key market information/trends and apply to the organization/processes.
- Manage and execute day to day delivery of multiple projects up and down the organization.
- Manage relationships often with global, regional and local senior management plus outside service providers and business partners.
- Manager of processes and interfaces across organizational boundaries inside and outside of Global Physical Security management that relate to Country of responsibility (Country).
- Seek to drive operational excellence and quality assurance by providing best practices, problem solving, and guidance within his / her area of responsibility.
- Country of responsibility will be Saudi Arabia-wide.
- Serve as liaison to executive management / provide reports / champion internal goals and manage KPI's.
- Conduct performance reviews and people management, where appropriate.
- Senior Security Specialist would be on a management level of 5 and above and have country/multiple country responsibility.
- The Senior Security Specialist (Country Security Manager Saudi Arabia) is typically accountable for a significant number of indirect reports.
- Area 1 Manage and implement main strategy for organization on a country/multiple country level
- Area 2 Manage and be accountable for organizational budget on a country/multiple country (operation + capital)
- Area 3 Manage the day to day tactical and operational side of the business on a country/multiple country level

Experience, Education, and Certifications
- 8 years' experience in physical security industry or equivalent (military, law enforcement, etc.) or 3 years' minimum experience in corporate physical security
- 3 years of direct experience in the majority of "Job Description" and "Competencies and Skills" above.
- A degree in related field (desirable).
- Ability to pass background verification.
- Foreign language skills of AOR desirable; comprehensive English language written and spoken a must. Arabic is a plus.

We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

Our inclusion promise

SAP's culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone - regardless of background - feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.

About the Company

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the world's largest business software company with more than 51,500 employees at sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Our global development approach focuses on distributing development across the world in strategically important markets. A global network of SAP Labs spanning Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, and the United States, enables SAP to operate locally, yet organize globally.

As the global technology research unit of SAP, SAP Research significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends SAP's leading position by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends through applied research and corporate venturing. SAP Research has highly skilled teams in 11 research centers worldwide.

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