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Central Security Manager

Posted: 6 Jan 2021 Closes: 5 Feb 2021
Smethwick, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time DPD_743999730274273

Area: West Midlands
Department: Security
Shift Pattern: 5 out of 7
Working Pattern: Days - Weekend Working Included
Company Description

DPD is the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK, with a turnover over £1 billion. Voted the nation's favourite parcel carrier for the last 7 years, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technologyandrecruit andretain the best people in the industry.

Job Description

Our Head of Security is looking to recruit a highly skilled Central Security Manager to manage all aspects of of our Hub Security across our 5 Hubs in Smethwick, Oldbury and Hinckley

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Implementation of company security policy and strategy as directed by the National Security Manager(s) for Hubs 1 to 5.

  • Providing advice and support on hub matters including physical, operational and administrative security

  • Ensuring a security action plan is in place to reflect the Hub strategy

  • Ensuring that security audits and follow up reviews are carried out, together with action plans in accordance with agreed schedule

  • Conducting through investigations when required creating a full report

  • Reviewing incident reports carried out by the Security Team

  • Keeping abreast of industry standards, best practice and new technology, communicating this to the Security Team

  • Liaising with external agencies such as the Police, HM Customs when required to assist with overall security investigations

  • Setting KPI's in agreement with the National Security Manager North

  • Investigating and identifying any theft issues or trends within the Hubs

  • Delivering key security solutions and preventative measures

  • Working in close conjunction with the National Security Manager(s) and Regional Security Managers

  • To control manpower planning including managing the rota, holiday, absence, recruitment and interviewing

  • Manage and develop three Security supervisors with responsibility for Hubs 1 to 5.

  • Ensure that all guarding objectives are met both employed and agency.


To be considered for this role you must have extensive and demonstrable experience as a Security Manager with a large scale, multi-layered organisation. You will also be able to evidence successfully leading and inspiring your teams to deliver exceptional results.

  • You will be a confident communicator/presenter with the skills to lead and manage teams.

  • A person capable of decisive and effective decision-making, in a time pressured environment and taking ownership of the department

  • A high level of negotiation skills, excellent attention to detail with the ability to prioritise workload

  • A flexible and proactive approach to work
  • Someone that really enjoys resolving problems and demonstrates high levels of resilience and self-motivation

  • Demonstrate the core values of DPD DNA - Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

Additional Information

Job Specifics

Full clean driving licence with a flexible approach towards travel is essential


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme, based on individual and company targets.

As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000's of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates.

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer


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