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Brown-Forman Director, Global Security in Louisville, Kentucky

Meaningful Work From Day One

Lead the global security function to ensure the safety of both our employees and physical assets and advise senior management on significant security issues that could threaten our employees or operations.

What You Can Expect

  • Develop and implement a global security strategy, including operating procedures, consistent with Senior Security Executive Standard (ASIS SSE – 2022), to protect people and physical assets. This includes, but is not limited to: physical assets, travel security, executive protection, events and promotional activity, and transportation security. Operating procedures include risk assessments, policies, procedures, training, monitoring of controls, threat detection and reporting.

  • Define the threat in both quantitative and qualitative terms, provide a perspective on its velocity and be able to represent how Brown-Forman compares to that of other companies with a similar profile.

  • Experienced with developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with key stakeholders (e.g. Corporate Engineering, IT Security, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Site Leadership, Law Department) to ensure alignment on the threat and plan to close any gaps.

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

  • Develop security awareness training programs, as needed, that are tailored to the specific security risks faced by each production facility or office.

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

  • Keep senior management informed of serious 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.

  • Manage the investigation of significant security incidents.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in corporate security, with at least 5 years experience as the head of the security function and at least three years of recent international experience with an emphasis on Mexico and/or Latin America.

  • Significant knowledge of the global cargo security risk and demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective cargo security loss control measures, including knowledge of the U.S. Customs C-TPAT regulations and the U.S. Government security community contacts.

  • Experienced in using Senior Security Executive Standard frameworks and other security methodologies to identify/assess threats; assess adequacy of security controls and systems; recommend improvements; and assist with the implementation of the improvements, as needed.

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

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite and comfortable drafting documents, manipulating data in spreadsheets, creating presentations.

What Makes You Unique

  • BA or BS degree (or higher) in related field

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) experienced with developing and implementing Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) initiative

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

  • Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

  • Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

  • Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.

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 Legal & Risk Management

Function: Security

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00007247