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Job Title:  Security & Comm Officer

Job Number:  18080

Country: Cambodia

Location: Phnom Penh 

Function: Legal & External Affairs 

Level: Non-management 

Grade: NM 

Job Type: Permanent 

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Cambodia Ltd (KH12) 

Business Objective 

Operations/ Professional/ Business


  • Provide timely advice based on analysis /assessment of security risk / threat and impact to enable well informed business decision.
  • Develop and execute security plans to meet company business objectives.
  • Continuously review, implement and maintain effective security policy, procedures and practices to ensure safety and protection of personnel, assets, information and business operational activities.
  • Plan and conduct security enquiries, investigations and reviews of security breaches.
  • Co-ordinate Risk and Crisis Management processes to ensure that proactive assessment of, planning for and management of Risks and Crises are carried out within the Company.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate level of fire prevention and fire-fighting system to mitigate fire risk.
  • Assist Legal & Regulation by acting as translator where needed in all internal & external events and translating any documents between the local and English languages (if any and whenever required)
  • Monitor security situation and take proactive measures to minimize security risk to the business commensurate to the dynamic security environment.
  • Assessment, planning and execution of those Crisis Management activities that are the direct responsibility of the Security Function i.e. Kidnap and Ransom, Malicious Product Contamination and Extortion, Evacuation, Civil/Military Unrest.
  • Drive effectiveness and efficiency of the security budget and other security related costs.
  • Assess, evaluate, plan and arrange third party security and fire services. Monitor the effectiveness of contractual services and review service scopes.
  • Assist Legal & Regulatory in managing and updating the legislation, laws and regulations database for the Company
  • Lead and drive the strategic and tactical communications solutions that contribute to the delivery of BAT Cambodia’s objectives and add value to the business. The role encompasses several key activities, including media relations, communications strategy & planning, thought leadership, tactical execution of communications plans and activities, as well as business support and change management.
  • To assist effectively implement the LEX internal and external communications strategies by proactively communicating to both our internal and external stakeholders through providing regular business information using all relevant communication channels and medium.
  • Deliver the monthly updates of cycle plans and budgets for the LEX meeting as directed by Head of LEX and cross-functions.
  • Actively contribute to the optimization of resources in the organization of CSR and non CSR related activities.
  • Actively seek opportunities to develop and circulate, if need be, press releases and news articles about company’s positions or key messages or main events as required
  • Proactively seek opportunities to participate in the key company’s meetings or LEX EAA/ASPAC/Global Meetings to gain understanding business requirements and identify areas where LEX can proactively support the business.
  • Build and maintain good relationship with local media in line with the LEX strategy and engagement through two-way communications with the media in order to gain opportunities to respond in order to ensure a balanced media coverage on tobacco business related business.
  • Consistently provide both corporate and regulatory information to all employees by effectively utilizing all internal communications avenues/channels to ensure employees are kept informed of all the things that matters to them.

People Obejective

  • Establish and develop plans to enhance security awareness within the Company
  • Develop supportive and customer service orientated culture in the security team and leads them to act as a key supporting function adding value to the business and linking the Company guiding principles.
  • Coach and develop a security team consistent with role profile and business needs.
  • Produce suitable succession plan.
  • Assist Legal in providing means for and coordination of training to employees on Corporate Governance matters for enhanced control and better development of the Company
  • Build effective internal network and proactively provide security and other possible support to all functions to achieve their business objectives and the integration of security services within the business.
  • Maintain close contact / liaison with other security professionals from embassies and international companies
  • Maintain close contact /liaison with other OpCos, and Area Security to exchange / share security issues / concerns and measures / practices         
  • Continually seek opportunities for innovation and increase efficiency on security system, process and measures.
  • Identify and exploit security trends / developments to capitalise security in a cost effective way.
  • Development and implementation of Security Awareness Programmes for all employees and where appropriate valued business partners, to ensure full cross-functional commitment to security policies, procedures and strategies through communication, education and evaluation of initiatives.


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.

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