Specialist Threat Manager

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Full Time Contract Mid-level / Intermediate
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Embedded within a large tech client, the STM will be responsible for implementing the company’s global preparedness strategy for specialized threat incidents, including kidnapping-for-ransom and extortion, at the regional level. The STM will share the overall team goal of embracing the concepts of continuous process improvement, innovation, and shared risk management

  • Successfully deliver the company’s global Specialized Threat Program at the regional level, engaging with local site, country, and area security leaders to provide exceptional support.
  • Build collaborative cross-functional partnerships and contribute to Multi-Disciplinary Teams, within Security groups, Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Legal teams, leading training and awareness sessions to focus on incident prevention, not just incident response.
  • Serve as a key liaison for partnerships with regional and local teams to maintain a safe and secure work environment.
  • Develop highly-focused threat assessments with a focus on kidnapping and extortion risk mitigation in collaboration with relevant business partners. A regional specialism (i.e LATAM, EMEA, APAC) is highly desirable.
  • Design and develop training products for regional teams, and deliver threat awareness briefings in support of travel risk teams and expatriate duty of care framework.
  • Possess highly developed written and verbal communication skills, clear and precise writing skills, and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Support regional security and business leaders in the client's response to special threats-related incidents while maintaining confidentiality and the highest standards of customer engagement.


  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Familiarity with global security drivers, threat actors, and trends, in particular surrounding kidnapping-for-ransom (both criminal and militant) and extortion issues
  • Extensive experience producing threat and risk assessments based on a variety of intelligence sources, both proprietary and open source. Working knowledge of ISO31000-standard security management approaches desirable
  • Experience using data analytics in security assessments and threat awareness
  • A proven history of building effective partnerships with internal and external, cross-functional teams, including leading training and subject matter expertise briefings
  • Experience managing programs or projects in a regional or global security setting - private sector experience preferred
  • Results-oriented leader that possesses strong influencing skills and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly confidential environment
  • An understanding of personal security and risk mitigation techniques for operating in and travelling to higher-risk geographies.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify security gaps and opportunities and develop appropriate mitigation recommendations and plans, from a multidisciplinary perspective.


  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • Control Risks supports hybrid working arrangements, wherever possible, that emphasise the value of in-person time together - in the office and with our clients - while continuing to support flexible and remote working.
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us and are fully committed to equal treatment, free from discrimination, of all candidates throughout our recruitment process.
Job perks/benefits: Flex hours
Job region: Asia/Pacific
Job countries: Australia United Kingdom
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