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Job Title:  Associate Security Manager

Job Number:  23862

Country: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Flexible Location
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


British American Tobacco is looking to hire an Associate Security Manager to join our team in Kinshasa, DR Congo


The purpose of the role is to advice, coordinate and implement action plans on a range of security issues in several BAT markets across West Africa Region, including DR Congo, Cameroon and Gabon


Principal Accountabilities


  • Identify key business risks in the operating environment and ensuring that measures are put in place to mitigate identified risks
  • Set up a strong information network combining BAT security service providers in markets and other external sources
  • Manage third party security information support for improved threat assessment
  • Share relevant security alerts per country with relevant cluster and country managers, international assignees and other stakeholders
  • Monitor and follow up all BAT security incidents, providing detailed accounts to the Area Head of Security and updating the global SIRA (security incidents reports) platform
  • Update existing security database with relevant information as maybe obtained with market specifics
  • Identify all business risks across the markets by conducting business impact analysis and providing a cost-effective measures to mitigate such risks
  • Ensure the conduct of site security and vulnerability assessment at all BAT locations (offices, residences, warehouses) etc. as well as distributors premises, using global template
  • Manage and investigate all security breaches and incidents reported within approved timeline. 
  • Liaison with relevant government security agencies and institutions when required
  • Facilitate the yearly review of all Business Continuity Plans for the markets (loss of distribution, unrest and evacuation plans) in liaison with Functional Continuity Manager
  • Coordinate and organize security and logistics support for all visits to the markets (Regional and Global) and ensuring smooth transfers at all time
  • Responsible to manage pool vehicles and driver scheduling for all business approved movements
  • Responsible to manage fleet maintenance and fueling



Leadership Capabilities


  • Ability to make swift and rational business decision during emergencies
  • Demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Ability to manage work related stress whilst remaining calm under such situations
  • Ability to display fairness and balance in judgement while investigating any reported case, issuing adequate recommendations



Role requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Full proficiency in English and French
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the security field
  • Digital security and IT knowledge would be a plus
  • Good understanding of DR Congo market specifics in security matters
  • Leadership experience, contracts management and stakeholder engagement experience
  • Ability to make swift, balanced decisions in emergencies when rapid response is required



British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Services Congo (CD14)

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