AVI Recruitment – Group Asset Protection Manager

Website AVI Limited

Job Description:

AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands! Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our brands span a range of categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, out-of-home ranges, personal care products, cosmetics, footwear, accessories, and fashion apparel. We have a well-developed Shared Services structure spanning: International, IT, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Procurement and Field Marketing, which allows us to take advantage of our scale. Our single-minded purpose is our brands’ growth and development.

An exciting opportunity exists for a GROUP ASSET PROTECTION MANAGER at AVI LIMITED in BRYANSTON, JOHANNESBURG.  The purpose of the role is to demonstrate extensive involvement in maintaining the safety of company assets and personnel. Mitigating company losses and criminal activities, and generally preventing financial loss, theft and fraud within the company by the implementation of best security practices and preventative measures. The successful candidate will be part of a diverse group of professionals and will extend across all the various business units within AVI Limited.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Risk identification and assessment
    • Continuously identify criminal modus operandi both internal in AVI and external that can have a detrimental effect on all assets and staff in AVI and its business units. Particular focus on the following risks:
      • Armed robberies
      • Theft
      • Fraud
      • Misuse of company assets
      • Assault
      • Vehicle hijacking
      • Behaviour contrary to AVI’s ethics policy
    • Assess the identified risks in terms of the potential impact on AVI and/or any of its business units
    • Effectively communicate the identified and assessed risks to AVI and affected business units
    • Continuously and proactively, make recommendations and drive improvements
  • Counter measures
    • Continuously and proactively, identify cost effective counter measures both physical, electronic and digital to minimize identified risks
    • Assist business units in implementing the agreed counter measures
  • Monitor and review compliance
    • Monitor and review compliance of implemented counter measures
    • Communicate noncompliance to agreed counter measures to the relevant business unit and/or AVI where necessary
  • Additional critical performance areas
    • Conduct investigations, interrogations, and interviews
    • Co-ordinate with law enforcement authorities in enforcing crime prevention measures
    • Be trained and able to handle potentially violent situations
    • Generate comprehensive reports of incidents on a regular basis and communicate the reports to AVI and business units
    • Compile and employ loss prevention and safety programs, including but not limited to, fraud mitigation
    • Develop effective partnerships within and outside the business and communicate effectively and efficiently with external agencies, including police and private security agencies
    • Drive continual improvement and enhancements to security standards
    • Ensure effective anonymous ethics reporting line is in place, all reports received are investigated thoroughly, and results are communicated to business unit and/or AVI

Job Requirements:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working as an Asset Protection Manager within a complex business structure including manufacturing, retail, and logistics
  • Portfolio of evidence in leading and managing an asset protection team especially team members that are not direct reports
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in risk and security management
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest security systems, practices, legislation and technologies
  • Commercially astute and stays current on key business and security matters
  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of MS Office suite

Job Details:

Company: AVI Limited

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A


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