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Corporate Security and Business Continuity Manager - Middle East


London, United Kingdom


Role Description:
The Corporate Security and Business Continuity Manager (Middle East) will drive the development and standardization of security policies and programs for safeguarding Amazon corporate business operations. This position is responsible for supporting security operations, safety and business continuity programmes. This position will directly support security operations, threat mitigation and emergency response, as well physical security design/installation at Amazon Corporate sites. This position is based in region and in addition to reporting to the Head of Corporate Security (EMEA), will also directly support Amazon business operations on a daily basis. There are currently no direct reports, however the role will be responsible for managing numerous manned guarding and technical security contracts across Middle-East region.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
•Facilitate, coordinated and manage the creation and execution of security action plans including business continuity management (BCM), Business Impact Analysis (BIA), crisis management, travel security plans and incident response. •Support day to day security operations to include guard force management, alarm response, special event management; •Assess, evaluate, plan and arrange third party security services. •Review, manage and monitor the effectiveness of contracted ­out security services/resources •Conduct security threat/risk assessments and in consultation with the Amazon Corporate Security team deploy mitigating security measures to manage identified security threats/risks. •Work jointly with various operations and HR stakeholders to develop and implement security awareness programs •Develop and oversee standard operating procedures for designs, configuration and implementation of physical security systems for both people protection and the effective storage and management of proprietary and other sensitive devices; •Continuously review, implement and maintain effective security policies, procedures and practices •Understand the value of using metrics to improve individual, team, system, and site performance; establish and implement effective, predictable and measurable procedures/processes that can be communicated clearly among stakeholders; •Conduct investigations, audits, special event coordination and other safety, security or business continuity efforts as business conditions warrant; •Work with management to create a security conscious culture; •Work with cross functional teams to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities •Monitor the security environment and take proactive measures to minimize the impact of adverse changes on all Amazon Corporate business location within the Middle-East area of responsibility. •Provide timely security advice based on assessment of security risks and threats to inform business decisions.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to create, establish, implement and validate compliance with security programs across the security spectrum to include: physical security design standards, security awareness training, and emergency response plans. These programs are expected to leverage technology and systems to create automated processes and support systems that are sustainable and scalable.


•At least 5 ­years’ experience in a managerial role in the Security/Business Continuity Industry •An understanding on employment legislation relating to the provision of Security staff in the Middle-East, and their potential moves between providers. •Experience in the field of Business Continuity Management •Experience of dealing with information and intelligence, interpreting security threats and risks and management of investigations •Currently possesses, or has the ability to develop, a network of key stakeholders and service providers in the Middle-East •Appropriate knowledge of current security technology •Experience managing service providers and vendors


Key Skills:
•Good decision making •Motivated to take ownership •Self-starter •Excellent written/verbal communications •Excellent organizational, planning, prioritization skills and attention to detail •Problem solving skills •Ability to function within a remote working team • Working knowledge of legal contracts, budgeting and key terms •Able to work efficiently and accurately to meet tight deadlines and prioritise •Experience with organisational growth
Educational Requirements: Diploma/degree level. Professional qualifications advantageous. English language skills are mandatory. Arabic would be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite of this role.


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