Senior Business Security Manager

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2018 global net sales of US $15.7 billion.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

This Business Security Manager (BSM) role serves as Global Security’s primary proactive interface across General Mills’ Europe & Australia (EUAU) business.  The priority for this role is to elevate security awareness and to help identify, assess, and mitigate relevant information, cyber, and physical security risks across EUAU.  The position will work closely with other BSMs and all Global Security platforms to align on strategies and leverage relevant expertise.

Main Responsibilities 

Partner with EUAU leadership to ensure security considerations are integrated into business decisions, strategy, sensitive projects, and routine operations:

  • In coordination with Global Security leadership, develop and implement a strategic vision and security plan to elevate security awareness across EUAU
  • Understand key EUAU business strategies and processes to help identify, assess, and mitigate potential information, cyber, and physical security risks
  • Partner with each Global Security’s platforms to conduct prioritized site security surveys and assessments across EUAU to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Advocate for and help deliver solutions (behaviours, processes, and tools) that simultaneously mitigate security risks and enable the business
  • Contribute to the development of relevant policies, standards, and processes aimed at protecting the people, property, and information assets across EUAU

Security management and incident response:

  • Partner cross-functionally with Global Security, Law, Human Resources, Global Safety, Finance, Information Technology and/or others as needed, to include external resources and government authorities, to respond to critical physical and cyber security incidents
  • Conduct awareness training with relevant stakeholders to enhance preparedness necessary to effectively respond to and manage security incidents
  • Support travel security, executive protection, and special events security within EUAU region
  • Maintain professional network of corporate security peers, security consultants/vendors, and officials within law enforcement and government agencies across EUAU region so that these resources can be leveraged as warranted

Sensitive investigations:

  • Partner with Global Security’s investigations platform and Law, HR, Finance as appropriate to support investigations covering a range of sensitive, complex matters regarding potential violations of company policies, crimes directed against the company, and other allegations of misconduct that may include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Fraud and theft
  • Corruption (conflicts of interest, bribery, kickbacks, etc.)
  • Extortion
  • Loss of confidential information and intellectual property
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Purposeful product tampering
  • Counterfeits and diversions

Goals and actionable metrics:

  • Gain alignment on goals/targets
  • Identify progress, trends, and opportunities
  • Communicate results and findings
  • Continuously develop knowledge of evolving best practices through peer benchmarking, industry events/associations, and educational opportunities.


Required Experience for the Job

  • University Degree in Law, Criminal Justice or related field
  • 10 years of experience in leading a mix of Physical and Cyber Security for international or multinational company at a regional or global level
  • Experience in both the Operational and Strategic aspects of the job
  • Broad understanding of information, cyber, and physical security
  • Preferred Professional Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Protection Professional (CPP); Relevant public sector training for former law enforcement or government official, desired
  • Ability to integrate security into business decisions and subsequent creation/improvement of associated processes
  • Experience building and leveraging cross-functional partnerships and elevating security awareness
  • Experience conducting sensitive, complex investigations
  • Flexibility to respond 24/7 to urgent matters with a bias for decisive action
  • Professional relationships with law enforcement organizations and government agencies
  • Working knowledge of physical security technologies, event security, and vendor management
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) in French and English, required

Competencies/Behaviours required for job:

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems especially where there is ambiguity or conflicting interests
  • Comfortable shifting priorities and simultaneously engaging in multiple projects
  • Confidence and executive presence
  • Desire for continuous learning and broadening skillset
  • Discretion and integrity
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgment, accountability, and ownership
  • Strategic vision and drive for measurable results
  • Strong security and risk management mindset
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