Mar 29, 2016

Middle- East & Africa (MEA) Regional Security Manager

Employer: Lockheed Martin
Location: United Arab Emirates

Job Description
As the Middle- East & Africa (MEA) Regional Security Manager, based out of Abu Dhabi, UAE with frequent travel throughout the region, the successful candidate will provide a wide array of international security support and cross-functional collaboration on behalf of the Corporate Director of International Security Operations Global Security and Crisis Management and the Senior Manager for International Security Operations. While primarily assigned responsibility for the MEA region, security support may also require travel and support to / across other global geographic regions. Regional security support will consist of, but not be limited to, performing regional threat reviews, conducting vulnerability assessments, delivering business-minded and risk-managed security solutions, creating and delivering security / cultural awareness training programs, and developing, maintaining testing and response to/for crisis management, emergency evacuation, casualty assistance, and corporate contingency plans. Travel to locations assessed to be at elevated risk will be required at times. Candidate will additionally provide regional security support to visiting executive protection teams, business development interests, ongoing program operations, air / trade shows, expatriates, travelers, local / third country national employees, and other security services that further the International Security Operations strategy, vision, mission and purpose. Coordination and collaboration with other LM security managers and functional area experts will also be necessary. Candidate will be required to communicate succinct analytical and persuasive reports, observations and recommendations to department leadership and enterprise business partners as well as establishing and growing effective internal / external relationships that promote the safety and security of personnel, information, operations and assets in the region. Candidate will also serve as the corporation’s primary international security focal point in the region for an assortment of government and industry agencies, organizations, associations and working groups. Candidate should anticipate a 3-5 year assignment with up to 30%-50% scheduled travel away from base in Abu Dhabi and should be available for unscheduled travel to any location within the region on a maximum 24 hours’ notice.

Basic Qualifications
• Specific Middle East & Africa cultural and security knowledge and have recent and demonstrable operational experience in the region. • Hands-on experience conducting threat and vulnerability assessments, preparing and delivering regional cultural / security training, building and testing crisis management / contingency plans, enabling and assisting regional business interests, travelers and expatriates and applying an assortment of security and force protection methodologies across the Middle East is also required; similar experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is desired. • Self-driven and results-oriented individual capable of effectively working multiple tasks concurrently and across an ambiguous and uncertain international risk landscape. • Effective written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural awareness is required, as is the ability to articulate and present concise and risk-managed security recommendations in a timely manner to diverse audiences including corporate security leaders, non-security executive stakeholders, and employees ranging from first-time international business travelers to long-term expatriates and host country nationals. The ability to articulate and present cost effective, intelligent, decisive and risk-managed security recommendations is also necessary. • Demonstrated understanding and experience in identifying, analyzing, and articulating how political, military, and societal developments and trends in the Middle East and Africa may affect the security, operational, and strategic environment for company operations in the region. • Applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to US classified information. Applicant must also be eligible to access Export Controlled information as defined by US law and contracts. • Must be willing to expatriate to Abu Dhabi and travel 30%-50% away from base in Abu Dhabi. Must be available for unscheduled travel to any location within the region on a maximum 24 hours’ notice.

Desired skills
• Proficiency in Foreign Language (Arabic is beneficial but not required) • Prior experience with business management, contract management, and/or project management skills also desired. • Thorough knowledge of international risk, travel management and asset protection systems is desired as is knowledge of US Government regulations dealing with international assignments and force protection responsibilities. • Established security related relationships within the Middle- East & Africa security management community, including U.S. Government, military, and private sector peers, is desired. • Proficient knowledge and use of all Microsoft Office Professional Suite, database management tools, and other basic IT or web enabling skills

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