Senior Security Specialist Benelux

Eindhoven, Nordbrabant, Niederlande DHL Supply Chain 60538 12. February, 2021
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The Senior Security Specialist is reporting to the Head of Security Benelux & France (HOS). The Senior Security Specialist does not have direct reports himself but replaces the HOS in case of absence and is managing the department in that case. In addition, the Senior Security Specialist is indirectly/ functionally managing the Local Security Nominees, LSN’s (who have an assigned task to support the DHL Supply Chain Security organization in implementation of security programs and standards and to provide assistance in investigation and training) at the assigned locations in the Benelux.

Aim of the function

The Senior Security Specialist is responsible for the implementation and improvement of the DHL Supply Chain Security standards in the Benelux. This applies to customer’s goods, employees, buildings and transportations.

Provide guidance to DHL Supply Chain’s operations and management in order to achieve and maintain the 6 steps to security certificate.

Monitoring and increasing the value of DHL Supply Chain by leading investigations into all Security related incidents. Identifying the (root) causes and taking measures to prevent recurrence, and to ensure that direct and indirect damage is limited.

Ensure that DHL Supply Chain can use all necessary and available tools to track the goods and shipments and apply needed legal sanctions.

Giving advice, providing support by analyzing, identification and implementation of security programs, systems and procedures.

Proactively advising (local) management on personnel, facility and goods security.

First point of contact in case of incidents that affects the DHL Supply Chain organization.

Result areas

1.Accompany employees

Core activities:

§Acts on base of his professional expertise as a source of information for employees (LSN’s, local management) Assesses their work and gives feedback.

§Identifies gaps in knowledge/ skills and processes and takes initiatives to improve these gaps; Makes proposals to improve.

§Coordinates the work of LSN’s, sets priorities and distributes activities/ tasks.

2.Investigate incidents and advise

Core activities:

§Analyzing data and processes regarding security and advising various departments about this.

§Conducts investigations regarding irregularities in the application of company policy and criminal law

§Keeps all parties informed of the evolution of the investigations

§Identifies, initiates, implements and checks compliance of the programs according to the applicable guidelines

§Advises about proactive security standards to limit illegal and/or unauthorized access to infrastructure and transports

§Draws research reports, statements, interviews and keeps journals

§Provides support and advice regarding security to all business units

§Conducts periodic consultations with regional (local) management

3.Monitoring the quality of security processes

Core activities:

§Provides support to the HOS

§Uses his security knowledge to keep the business processes secure

§Checks the performance of security services in subcontracting, escalates internally if necessary to achieve contractually agreed standards. Is monitoring the follow up.

§Performs regular, well organized internal audits, accompany external government and customer’s audits and ensures that correct (corrective) measures are being implemented

§Creates and maintains security awareness within the organization

§Provides training on the job (for example CCTV training to LSN’s)

Candidate profile


§Relevant Master or Bachelor degree in Security Sciences/Criminology (is a pre)

§Private investigator license (mandatory for Belgium, a pre for the Netherlands)

§Knowledge of data protection legislation, criminal law, airfreight regulations and sector certifications (TAPA, AEO, ISO28000 etc.)

Specific job characteristics and skills

§Written and oral communication skills in Dutch and English and preferable in French.

§Analytical ability to carry out investigations into irregularities and poor performance.

§Accurate in monitoring the correct application of regulations and legislation.

§Planning and organizational ability and result-oriented, in order to optimize organizational, personnel and budgetary processes.

§Social skills such as motivation, stimulation and negotiation skills.

Professional experience

§At least 5 years of experience in a relevant Security role in Logistics, Supply Chain and Transport

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  • Geschäftsbereich

    DHL Supply Chain (Netherlands) B.V.

  • Beschäftigungsart

    Unbefristet Vollzeit

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