Senior Manager Physical Security

Employer: VISA
Location.Paddington, West London
Responsible for managing all aspects of physical security relating to Visa Europe's premises and employees as well as ensuring that there is a well organised and tested process for
dealing with any potential security-related crisis.

Key Accountabilities:
* Manages Visa Europe's €2.5m guarding contract covering two data centres and all European offices.
* Manages Visa Europe's €300.000 maintenance contract to ensure all sites are maintained to a high standard.
* Delegate responsibility for the €2.5m guarding and maintenance contracts
* Accountable for the Management and coordination of all physical security plans relating to internal and external sponsored events.
* Organises travel risk briefings for employees travelling to high risk areas, informing them on the security situation and necessary precautions.
* Accountable for managing executive protection (personal security, secure transport etc.)
* Maintains awareness of physical security risks and works with key external stakeholders (i.e. law enforcement agencies etc.) in developing appropriate safeguards against these.
* Takes accountability for the key controls as they relate to physical security.
* Building Credibility
* Making decisions
* Line management responsibility for a small team

Essential Criteria:

* Significant experience in a Security Management role, ideally within a data centre environment.
* People management and leadership skills.
* Technical knowledge and understanding of security systems and technology.
* Ability to work efficiently under pressure.
* The ability to develop a good overall understanding of how Visa Europe and key areas of the business work.
* Have a strong risk and control background.

Visa Europe is a payments technology business owned and operated by member banks and other payment service providers from 37 countries across Europe.

Visa Europe works at the forefront of technology to create the services and infrastructure which enable millions of European consumers, businesses and governments to make electronic payments. Its members are responsible for issuing cards, signing up retailers and deciding cardholder and retailer fees.

Since 2004, Visa Europe has been independent of Visa Inc. and incorporated in the UK, with an exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence in Europe. Both companies work in partnership to enable global Visa payments. As a dedicated European payment system Visa Europe is able to respond quickly to the specific market needs of European banks and their customers - cardholders and retailers - and to meet the European Commission's objective to create a true internal market for payments.

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