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Security Manager

Opticom designs and deploys integrated security solutions using a combination of the latest future-proof technologies and drawing on our 25 years combined experience in Kenya and the United Kingdom in security, to deliver a comprehensive protection management service. Opticom (K) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optimum Group Partnerships incorporated in the United Kingdom. For more than 10 years, Opticom has been a pace-setter in providing security. We use a total approach in assessing each client’s security and safety needs individually and comprehensively partnering with you as your trusted advisor to deliver a thorough risk and vulnerability evaluation of your unique security requirements. We probe into the facility functions safety and security programs, policies, procedures, processes, technology and training. Reviewing costs, value considerations and other operational requirements allows us to provide our clients with an in-depth, real-world view of how to identify and implement the kind of master security plan that meets each of your organization’s unique security, fire and managed health and safety needs

Security Manager at Opticom Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Security Solutions Business Unit to deliver exceptional value to our client with a clear focus on service delivery and customer support.
  • Lead in the development and controlling of budgets for security operations and monitor expenses
  • Develop organizational arrangements, systems and processes to enable the efficient and effective deployment of resources in line with business Quality Assurance and growth requirements – Responsible for adherence to Business Security Management System processes and making changes;
  • Develop and implement effective safety security policies and ensure implementation of the same;
  • Ensure proper onboarding of new security officers deployed on site.
  • Develop and execute compliance processes in line with the client’s policies, standards, guidelines and relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Manage client relations by giving regular updates and convening meetings to ensure compliance with service delivery expectations;
  • Work within the senior management team in the development and achievement of security collective goals
  • Conducts thorough investigation of incidences and generates a report on the same for resolution. Handle site security incidents, escalations or any other security-related issues.;
  • Ensure compliance and certification of any security personnel as per required regulatory and legal guidelines;
  • Provide leadership and direction for the security team. Manage staff up-skilling within the department to meet current and planned outputs;
  • Build and maintain talent infrastructure and employee development by assessing capability, identifying gaps and designing training programs;
  • Develop and motivate the security teams fostering a high level of cooperation with other senior managers
  • Conduct security reviews & identify threats to company personnel, assets, intellectual property, installations & operations and put in place mitigation measures.
  • Facilitate & coordinate the Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery process & coordinate responses by the Crisis Management Team. Participate in training & testing exercises

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • Degree in Security Management or any other relevant course
  • A minimum of six years in high-level security with a minimum of two years in security tasking management.
  • Experience in managing a contract guard force.
  • Working knowledge of multiple security functions and security-driven technology solutions with a proven track record in security management, planning and coordinating.
  • Enthusiastic and committed approach with a track record of building strong, trusted base relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
  • A sound working knowledge of security best practices and legislation affecting the security role.
  • Strong management and leadership skills together with excellent communication, influencing, negotiating and engagement skills.


Job Category: Security Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kenya Nairobi City

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