Safety and Security Manager

Kenco – Jeffersonville, IN

The Mgr – Safety and Security provides operational management for safety, loss prevention and security operations, while mitigating risks, aimed at closing safety and security gaps and vulnerabilities. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of safety and security programs and policies involving personnel and facility protection, inventory protection, executive protection, and electronic security system design and installation.

Security Functions

  • Manages development, implementation, and maintenance of security processes, practices, and policies that identifies and mitigates risk to associates, company and customer assets.
  • Conducts and analyzes threats and vulnerability assessments to determine probable frequency, criticality, consequence, or severity of natural or man-made disasters or criminal activity against the organization, products, or services.
  • Conducts Root Cause Analysis, security investigations, and recommends appropriate corrective actions.
  • Manages continuous improvement activities.
  • Develops and implements budgets to carry out security projects that will enhance the site and increase Return on Investment (ROI).
  • With the assistance of KMS Risk Management, plans, designs, and manages installation process through completion of electronic security solutions (Intrusion, Access Control, CCTV, etc.),  
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves security breaches.  Responds to and manages emergency situations such as bomb threats, fire alarms, intrusion alarms, suspicious activities, etc.
  • Directs or participates in emergency management and contingency planning.
  • Manages organizational compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Trains internal site members on security rules, processes, and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and presents on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies, and procedures, etc.
  • Coordinates activities with public law enforcement, fire department and other agencies, as necessary.
  • Attends meetings, professional seminars, and conferences to keep abreast of changes in security best practices and new technologies, impacting security operations. 
  • Maintains understanding and knowledge of current Federal, State and Company regulations and policies. 
  • Manages resolution, or assists in the resolution of, policy-related or procedural issues and/or inquiries.

Safety Functions

  • Partners with operations and other areas to build support and provide information for safety initiatives while setting clear expectations and timelines.
  • Facilitates implementation of corporate initiatives, strategic objectives and policies to ensure compliance, standardization and execution.
  • Conducts safety audits to ensure compliance with OSHA and internal requirements, including but not limited to maintenance procedures, fire equipment, powered industrial equipment, dock conditions, housekeeping, rack conditions, material conditions, and electrical conditions. 
  • Works collaboratively to advance safety efforts through the development of a site safety program.
  • Coordinates safety training requirements and processes along with corporate to ensure regulatory requirements are met.
  • Conducts Power Industrial Truck Training (stand up, reach and sit down)
  • Maintains required governmental reporting documents.
  • Develops and implements tools to demonstrate safety performance and clearly show areas of deficiency.
  • Drives accountability at all levels of site leadership.
  • Identifies and corrects at risk behaviors immediately when observed.
  • Interfaces with local regulators (OSHA, DOT) on audits, inspections and support site on follow up/resolution.
  • Supports the investigations into all accidents, environmental incidents, and near-misses, ensuring root-cause analysis is completed and corrective actions identified and closed.
  • Oversees safety data required by State and Federal agencies.
  • Works with Corporate Risk Management in preparing applicable EH&S reports as necessary, including Tier II, Biennial Report and other applicable reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Security, Criminal Justice, or related field, or commensurate experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in security, loss prevention, law enforcement operations (civilian or military), corporate security or investigations.   
  • Minimum of two years’ prior forklift operating experience.  Must be a licensed forklift operator or able to obtain Forklift Operator license.
  • Prior experience conducting investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Ability to problem solve, work independently, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to devise specific solutions to complex security situations and issues.
  • Preferred experience with electronic security components and their operation
  • Wicklander-Zulawski or similar interviewing/interrogation technique training preferred but not required.
  • CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP certification preferred.


  • Business Acumen – Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization
  • Communicate for Impact – Devoting the time and resources necessary to communicate the strategic vision, direction, priorities, and progress of the team for which you are responsible
  • Leading People – Ability to develop and implement strategies to maximize employee performance and foster employee engagement in meeting the organization’s strategy
  • Managing Transitions/ Change Management – Effectively plans, manages and communicates changes in processes with appropriate stakeholders
  • Relationship Management – Building and maintaining relationships with internal partners to successfully complete projects and organizational objectives.
  • Strategic Agility – Gains perspective and balances the pressure between daily tasks and strategic actions that impact the long-term viability of the organization

 Travel Requirements

  • No travel required