Latin America Head of Security
The Maersk Group
hace 12 días

We are looking for a Latin America Head of Security to join our Operations team. This position will be based in Balboa, Panama.

We offer

As the leading ocean transportation carrier in the world, we offer you exciting career opportunities with an international reach to further expand your experience through our diversity-

focused and award winning talent development initiatives. Our competitive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees and our continuous search for new ways to invest in our talent through ongoing personal and professional development initiatives.

Lastly, as one of the cornerstones of our values, we strive to deliver the right environment for the right people while fostering a culture of fairness, mutual respect, responsibility, and care for our business and our customers.


  • Maintain and coordinate security processes within LAMLOC under the prevailing Maersk Line security guidelines and policies.
  • Guide and assist LAM Region to comply with company and / or governmental policies and regulations.
  • Support and cooperate with Claims Management with regards to incidents of cargo theft investigations and prevention.
  • Monitor security and fraud related cases in conjunction with HR and Group Internal Audit (GIA).
  • Ensure the security of Maersk employees, property and facilities in close cooperation with other BU’s security managers and Cluster HSSE officers.
  • Conduct security assessments to container terminals and depots according to Maersk Security programs, ensuring they are in compliance with local and international regulations, e.g. ISPS, C-TPAT, etc.
  • Prepare Security Plans for Executive visitors in LAM.
  • Support other LOC and commercial teams to drive security performance.
  • Represent the MLB brands in external security committees and related industry bodies.
  • Safety

  • Provide specialist functional knowledge in support of operational HSE site-based activities.
  • Create and maintain safety awareness culture.
  • Monitors MLB sites’ safety performance and propose improvement initiatives.
  • Advise the organization about risk exposure pertinent to the operations or travel within LAM countries.
  • Investigate safety incidents and create mitigation plans to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Provide periodical safety training for staff.
  • Ensures HSE equipment is in good working order, tested and maintained regularly.
  • Crisis Management

  • Participate in Crisis Management committee for LAMLOC and provide security and safety advice during crisis situations.
  • Conduct regular training and drills to ensure preparedness in the LAMLOC to manage crisis incidents.
  • Monitor morale and stress levels of MLB personnel during crisis situations.
  • Business Continuity

  • Coordinate Business Impact Analysis for offices across LAM region.
  • Support BCM Officers to develop their respective functional their business continuity plans.
  • Ensure that necessary inputs are provided for planning of the department level BCM activities.
  • Ensure all Functions conduct annual testing and auditing to rehearse the functional recovery plans.
  • Anticipate any future challenges and adjust response plans accordingly.
  • Other

  • Monitor security restrictions and new regulations, including associated impact and timing.
  • Support environmental initiatives.
  • We are looking for

  • The ideal candidate must have 5-7 years of experience served in law enforcement, military field or Corporate security.
  • Is required to have University studies completed with a minimum of a Bachelor degree.
  • The candidate must be bilingual in English and Spanish with an Advance level.
  • Required to have intermediate level of expertise with MS Office
  • We are looking for a candidate with great communication skills, great time management skills and very good conflict resolution abilities.
  • Candidate must have great negotiation and conflict management skills with the ability to work under pressure. Should have stakeholder management experience.

  • Shipping and logistics experience is a nice to have
  • Having Industrial security experience with safety at workplace.
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