Area Security Manager U.S. Northeast

Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials

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West Deptford, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

This is a mid to senior security management position within the United States and reports direct to the Regional Head of Security - Americas. The role holds domestic security accountabilities within the operating area and leads the local implementation of the Group Security Standards and site contract management for technical and physical security services.

This position has security responsibilities across multiple sites within the U.S. to support the respective businesses within a dedicated region to achieve their operational and commercial objectives across a complex, regulated and a high security risk environment.

In addition to the security aspects of this role, additional tasks associated with auditing will be required to support the security of JM assets within the supply chain. This role includes responsibilities for services provided by contracted 3rd party security personnel at JM sites.

Your responsibilities:

  • Implements and drives JM security culture and strategy for the US area of JM operations and ensures alignment with Group strategy as well as sector and regional business needs. Ensures effective deployment of the strategy, working through site leadership and security teams.
  • Ensures effective delivery and governance of technical and physical security contracts in support of business operations in the operating region through weekly meetings and reporting on KPI’s, SLA’s and other performance metrics. Responsibility for ensuring efficiencies are identified and value is continuously delivered in order to reduce security risk at sites.
  • Creates and strengthens partnerships with key stakeholders at sites to include, but not limited to local management, operations and supporting business functions as well as local law enforcement to improve the site security programs. Supports site management teams as a business partner where required.
  • Supports the delivery of change programmes, projects and new build operations for business units in the operating region.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of national risks and security regulations; identifies significant security risks in the US related to the business operations; supports the design and implementation of programs to prevent and reduce loss of assets.
  • Communicates site security performance metrics and associated reporting with the Global Security Team, Sectors, executive leadership and regional staff. Identifies and drives any improvements.
  • Supports & leads security investigations at sites within the operating region.
  • Responsible for ensuring that security measures and controls outlined in the Group Security Standards are maintained and delivered through internal and external stakeholders (JM and 3rd Party staff).
  • Responsible for delivery and tracking of Site Security Assurance programmes and ad-hoc assurance assignments as requested and follow up on open actions to ensure that sites are actively implementing mitigating activities.
  • Supports the Group Supply Chain Security program; ensuring security assurance of third-party warehouses, refiners and processors as well as ensuring that route risk assessments are relevant and fit for purpose.

Requirements for the role:

  • Recognised qualifications in Security or Business Management at degree level or equivalent
  • Vocational qualification such as ASIS CPP, CSMP
  • Extensive experience working as a Security Manager within a multi-national corporation
  • Experience working in a chemical production environment
  • Thorough knowledge of the design, implementation and management of integrated physical, technical and procedural security controls
  • Experience in the management of contracted security personnel and technical systems contracts desirable
  • Strong EHS knowledge, ideally OSHA certified
  • Knowledge of regional supply chain best practices of high value material desirable
  • Strong Microsoft Office (or equivalent) skills

How you will be rewarded:

We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.

We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.

We’ll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We’ll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we’re self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We’re passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you – a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.



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