Job Title:  Security Manager

Job Number:  15331

Country: Zimbabwe
Function: Legal & External Affairs
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent


Role purpose:

To advise the LEX Manager on an ongoing basis on:

  • The current security situation, including criminality, in the country as a whole; and
  • Any specific threats to company personnel, assets and information and business operations/activities, as soon as these are known.



  • Provide the input and advice necessary for the development, review and updating of the security element of contingency plans throughout the Company.
  • Provide briefings for international staff/visitors on ‘in-country’ security issues and on the security situations prevailing in the country.
  • Conduct any security enquiry, investigation and survey/review in relation to any aspect of security.  The aim of such enquiry, investigation and survey/review being to determine what happened, identify any weaknesses, draw appropriate and supportable conclusions and make recommendations to prevent any recurrence.
  • Investigate all work serious accidents and illness or environmental incidences in compliance with the British American Tobacco reporting procedures.
  • Formulate, propose, implement and revise when necessary, the security policy for the Company
  • Formulate, direct and supervise security procedures for the protection of:
    • Company personnel/families/visitors.
    • Tobacco products in respect of their storage and distribution.
    • Company assets, information, property and business operations activities.
  • Ensure that a report, in standard format, is submitted monthly to the Area Security Manager.
  • Ensure that security procedures within BAT Zimbabwe are according to British American Tobacco Policies and Best Practice and adequately protect company personnel, assets, business operations/activities and intellectual property/information throughout the area.
  • Devise and co-ordinate appropriate security officer training.
  • Compile and agree security budget and manage within them.
  • Ensure that complete, accurate and fully referenced records are kept and maintained for EHS related licenses, permits, inventories, measurements and data arising from the day-to-day management of all EHS matters affecting the company, and to provide evidence of compliance or non-compliance to regulatory or company policies.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in security management or social sciences
  • Minimum 6- 7 years of working experience
  • Professional qualification in security management 
  • Prior experience with military/ police service 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross functional
  • Previous experience in a management role would be a plus


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 Zimbabwe Holdings Ltd (ZW10)

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