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Brown-Forman Director of Security Mexico in Guadalajara, Mexico

Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table.

"This role is a lifetime opportunity to a dedicated and seasoned security professional. You will work directly with the Global Head of Security to manage and improve performance of a variety of complex security programs such as Executive Protection, Supply Chain Security, Production, Field operations, Travel Safety, Crisis Management, Event Security, Investigations, Home Place and much more" -- Head of Global Security.

Meaningful Work From Day One:

Providing a secure workplace for employees and visitors by implementing risk management programs.

  • Leading logistics security programs to ensure compliance with company guidelines and C-TPAT requirements.

  • Protecting the company’s physical assets such as offices, production facilities, agave fields operations, products and warehouses.

  • Performing internal and external event security assessments to identify threats and implement measures to mitigate risks.

  • Managing the Executive Protection program to maintain the safety of senior executives.

  • Implementing appropriate travel safety measures to enhance international visitor's protection during the entire visit including ground transportation, hotel and agenda reviews.

  • Developing and implementing adequate security measures to support Home Place, Casa Herradura program.

What It’s Like to Work Here :

Participates in commercial and operations leadership groups to ensure that both commercial and operations strategies are considered an integral part of the security plans.

  • Participate in the workplace violence and kidnap & ransom threat management groups by maintaining policies, driving awareness through training and simulations and continually assessing threats and triaging/responding when necessary.

  • Develop, improve and distribute educational and awareness materials focused on workplace violence prevention, violence response plans, compliance education, and others.

  • Continue to enable global security department strategy by redefining and providing improvement, where necessary; communicate the strategy and objectives across the organization.

  • Analyze existing risk mitigation policies and security controls to develop and implement security operating procedures to ensure a consistent approach to protecting the company’s employees and assets.

  • Maintain a security framework that provides support to assets in low, medium and high-risk jurisdictions, including Brown-Forman sites, co-manufacturing partners, warehouses and event locations.

  • Work with the production plants and offices and field operations branches to evaluate the adequacy of their security systems, programs and staffing; recommend improvements; and assist with the implementation of the improvements, as needed.Develop and implement global executive protection policies and practices; ensure policy and practice fits with budgetary capacity and risk tolerances; and ensure policy stipulations are consistently applied.

  • Assess current travel safety programs to develop appropriate security measures to reduce traveler's exposure to criminal activities.

  • Oversee security for major Brown-Forman events; identify, analyze and manage threats to Brown-Forman personnel and assets; liaise with local law enforcement and event security; implement appropriate security mitigation plans; oversee the security of brand-influencer activity.

  • Develop and manage the implementation of effective cargo security loss control measures, such as technologies to track and monitor product transportation, cargo escorts and cargo risk management process.

  • Ensure compliance with U.S. Customs C-TPAT regulations and oversee the implementation of the C-TPAT requirements at the company’s production facilities and warehouses to ensure compliance with the program’s standards and the continuation of the company’s C-TPAT certification.

  • Stay current with evolving security threats, including political and terrorist activities, and their potential impact on the company’s operations with a focus on Mexico, and lead the process to identify, develop and implement solutions to mitigate the threats.

  • Manage the investigation of significant security incidents, including the theft of company assets, threats to employees, unauthorized access to company property, etc. Ensure that all security incidents are properly managed at the Corporate and local levels.

  • Develop security specifications for all new production facilities and warehouses. Coordinate with co-manufacturers corporate engineering to ensure the proper installation of the security equipment.

  • Develop the security template for assessing the security systems of new warehouse and office sites, manage the security risk assessment process, identify any significant assessment deficiencies and recommend appropriate corrective actions.

  • Serve as the company’s liaison with local law enforcement, security officials of international companies and external security consultants in order to remain aware of the degree of any threat and the recommended mitigation measures.

  • Maintain a network of corporate security professionals, industry thought leaders, law enforcement, security community contacts and Brown-Forman business partners.

  • Keep senior management informed of security threats and/or evolving security threats that could significantly impact the company’s operations and recommend solutions.

  • Prepare and distribute a Quarterly Security Report of significant security incidents and corrective actions.

  • Remain current with new technology and trends in the field of security in order to recommend new equipment and/or practices that could enhance security or reduce costs.

We Are Looking For People Who :

  • Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent); Experience: Education: BA or BS degree in related field.

  • Experience: minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in corporate security (with at least 5 years’ experience as the Director of Security function) and at least three years of international experience.

  • Significant knowledge of the supply chain security risk and demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective cargo security loss control measures.

  • Proven ability to implement and manage executive protection and travel safety programs.

  • In-depth technical knowledge of security standards, programs, techniques, and state-of-the art equipment.

  • Capacity for proactive and strategic thinking and a track record demonstrating initiative, self-motivation, organizational leadership and results-oriented attitude to influence outcomes.

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Ability to adjust quickly and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to supervise, mentor, coach, guide and train security staff.

  • Capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish

What You Can Add to the Team :

  • Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent); Experience: Experience: 15 years of progressive experience in corporate security, with an emphasis on Mexico and/or Latin America.

  • Education: MBA; CPP Certified

Job Competencies:

  • Significant knowledge of the supply chain security risk and demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective cargo security loss control measures.

  • Proven ability to implement and manage executive protection and travel safety programs

  • In-depth technical knowledge of security standards, programs, techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Capacity for proactive and strategic thinking and a track record demonstrating initiative, self-motivation, organizational leadership and results-oriented attitude to influence outcomes.

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Ability to adjust quickly and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to supervise, mentor, coach, guide and train security staff.

  • Capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Human Resources

City: Guadalajara

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Country: MEX

Req ID: JR-00004445

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