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Physical Security Senior Specialist



Requisition ID: 290085
Work Area: Administration
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

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Job Overview: 


The Australia & New Zealand Security Manager is accountable for decision making to ensure the physical safety and security of SAP employees, buildings and assets, often with a very high level of regulatory, compliance, financial, and brand impact and/or a very high complexity of work and life safety.


They are accountable for internal customer engagement on physical security awareness programs, knowledge management, quality assurance and organizational learning.  They will develop and manage programs to transfer the relevant knowledge across organizational boundaries.


They will maintain the highest level of professionalism in all activities to represent the organization internally and externally, while serving as a trusted advisor and ambassador for SAP and affiliated companies.


Job Description:


  • Provide overall physical security support and direction to multiple SAP business locations.  Maintain a site-by-site overview of budgeting/spend, existing conditions, contract data, and location specific information.


  • Conduct physical building security risk assessments, surveys, and physical penetration testing.


  • Manage contract security services (Guarding/Watchman), to include the development/implementation of Building Security Operations Manual at all sites.


  • Manage electronic security systems and vendors, to include electronic access control, badging, visitor management, security video, intrusion detection systems, and control center operations.


  • Execute the planning, design, bid, construction and commissioning activities for multiple concurrent projects, and oversee all aspects of physical security related to these projects.  Projects include new construction and renovation (driven by Global Real Estate & Facilities), or system replacements and/or additions.


  • Assess and implement personnel protection programs, consisting of Travel Safety & Security, Events, Close Protection, Workplace Violence, and Kidnap Preparedness.


  • Provide training and employee security awareness programs.


  • Conduct internal investigations as needed.


  • Oversee physical security incident reporting and resolution.


  • Identity & Access Administration – coordinate with local stakeholders to process ID /Access badges in accordance with GPS standards


  • Conduct presentation of physical security services when necessary.


  • Partner/support SAP Health and Safety programs and ensure emergency responses are established.


  • Report on physical security strategy and metrics (KPIs).


  • Maintain close relationship with law enforcement and emergency responders.


Competencies and Skills:


  • Manage detailed programs related to the efficiency of the financial, operational and overall compliance of the organization.  Improve the effectiveness of the organization and its processes.


  • Possess deep understanding of their industry and identify and collect key market information/trends and apply to the organization/processes.  


  • Serve as mentor/coach/thought leader to the lines of business and to their Country/Area Manager direct reports. 


  • Accountable for successful and consistent delivery of multiple projects up and down the organization.


  • Manage relationships with global, regional and local senior management plus outside service providers and business partners.


  • Manager of processes and interfaces across organizational boundaries inside and outside of Global Physical Security management that relate to area of responsibility (sub-region).


  • Drive operational excellence and quality assurance by providing best practices, problem solving, and guidance/leadership for improvements related to complex matters within their area of responsibility. 


  • Area of responsibility would primarily include Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), with candidate based out of Australia, Sydney. However, security support coverage and operations may include other countries and locations across the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region on an as required basis.


  • Serve as liaison to executive management / provide reports / champion internal goals and manage KPI's.


  • Responsible for hiring and development of talent for the future of the organization within their respective locations.


  • Conduct performance/salary management and all matters related to people management.



Experience, Education, and Certifications:


  • 10 years’ experience in physical security industry or equivalent with at least 5 years’ experience in a Corporate Security role, preferably in the IT Industry.
  • 3 years of direct experience in the majority of” Job Description” and “Competencies and Skills” above.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or adequate experience.
  • Ability to pass background verification.
  • Comprehensive English language written and spoken.
  • Candidate should be eligible to obtain a Security Clearance, if required.



Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.

To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com).

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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Physical Security Senior Specialist

Facility:  290085
Posted Date:  Jan 23, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 20%

North Sydney, NSW, AU, 2060

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