June 26, 2019

Author: SMR Recruitment Team

Atlanta Skyline at Night. SMR Group is recruiting for a Security Director, North America.

This senior role requires a multi-disciplined security leader to oversee security and crisis management in North America for our multinational client.


SMR is seeking a strong, senior security leader to oversee a broad portfolio of security services in North America for our multinational client. In this role you will operate as the subject matter expert regarding all security, continuity, crisis and risk management issues in the region. Reporting to the Global Security Director, you will also have a functional reporting relationship to local Americas management. This means senior leadership will look to you for support as you work to ensure security policies are fully implemented. They will also rely on you for expert guidance in risk assessment and threat mitigation to ensure business continuity in the region.

Your background will include strong experience in protection of enterprise assets in a global organization together with relevant public sector experience.  Excellent business acumen will include strong managerial and influencing skills. You will also be adept at communicating with a diverse audience to build trusted relationships and strong intelligence networks within the region.  Relocation is offered for this position located in Atlanta, Georgia, and travel throughout the North American region on a regular basis will be required.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Assess, design and deliver security services and solutions that protect our client’s enterprise within the region.
  • Conduct and oversee internal and external risk and threat assessments, ensuring protection of personnel, assets and intellectual property.
  • Function as the crisis management focal point in any incident, managing the security of personnel, reputation and business.
  • Manage and conduct a range of investigations.
  • Champion activities that support security and safety standards and lead improvement efforts.
  • Build strong relationships with private- and public-sector agencies that focus on safety, security, crisis management and business resiliency. 

Some of the Education and Experience You Need:

  • Demonstrated relevant managerial experience within a multinational company.
  • Diverse background derived from years of experience within law enforcement, intelligence services or military.
  • Background inclusive of a broad range of security program management responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience in crisis management planning and response. Continuing education together with membership in relevant associations.

Competencies and Skills that Set You Apart:

  • Creative thinker capable of proactively analyzing complex operational challenges and delivering dedicated support.
  • Motivational leader able to build consensus, provide direction and earn confidence and trust at all levels.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Effective situationally-savvy manager.
  • Skilled at managing outsourced operations.

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