Vice President, Corporate Security Caribbean

Scotiabank   •  

Toronto, ON

Not Specified years

Posted 244 days ago

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Provides strategic direction, leadership and oversight for Corporate Security in Caribbean Hub ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are supported in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Manages, in coordination with Caribbean Hub Chief Security Officers (CSOs), actions that seek to align structures and standardize key processes as per the Corporate Security Global model and international Best Practices with objective of streamlining the operation and customer’s experience.
  • Assists the Business Lines in the implementation of security measures that have resulted from intelligence analysis and risk assessments conducted in the  Caribbean Hub region in order to prevent and mitigate threats, as well as to reduce the their impact and decrease crime incidence.  
  • Carries out staff awareness plans and programs related to prevention and auto protection by using learning platforms (i.e. e - learning) with the objective of strengthening and elevating security awareness across all Scotiabank levels.
  • Leads senior and complex investigations processes adhering to Bank policies, procedures, and regulatory framework in order to identify suspects (level of involvement), as well as internal control deviation that would allow reinforcing preventive actions.
  • Directs day-to-day activities in a manner consistent with the Bank’s risk culture and the relevant risk appetite statement and limits.   Communicates the Bank’s risk culture and risk appetite statement throughout their teams.
  • Creates an environment in which his/her teams pursue effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the Protective Services units in  Caribbean Hub region:
    • Oversees development and maintenance of security standards and equipment across the region
    • Ensures a safe workplace for staff and customers, e.g. workplace violence, security equipment
    • Responsible for loss prevention from criminal activity e.g. conducts threat/risk assessments regionally
    • Responsible for overall management of regional Executive Protection personnel, which include executive profiles, residence security reviews, etc.
    • Responsible for regional management of Expatriate Officer security programs, which include residence security reviews, country profiles, family members as appropriate.
    • Oversees management of the Bank’s travel and security advisories for the region.
    • Ensures direct assistance, guidance and counsel are readily available to regional Executive Offices, Regional Offices and Branches in criminal and emergency situations
  • Provides leadership and direction to theInvestigation Services  Caribbean Hub region :
    • Leads the development of prevention strategies to reduce losses from criminal attack across the region
    • Provides hands on direction and guidance on highly complex investigations; oversees the investigations and correlation of evidence to support criminal prosecutions and civil actions, as well as identify those responsible and report to the police
    • Ensures investigative staff follow proper Bank standards/legal requirements and that all investigations are prioritized, coordinated and professionally handled, including investigations on behalf of all BNS subsidiaries and affiliates, as required
    • Oversees investigations and the development of strategies to prevent loss on assets targeted by criminal groups and to identify and recover assets
    • Monitors trends involving organized crime, including electronic crime, to effectively communicate and recommend risk mitigation strategies to line management
  • Provides leadership and direction to the Intelligence Services in  Caribbean Hub region:
    • Provides hands on direction over the global responsibility for the development and implementation of an intelligence-led approach to Bank loss prevention.
    • Oversee the ongoing regional efforts to prevent bank losses by directing, participating and providing expert support in intelligence gathering, tactical and strategic crime analysis, proactive dissemination of intelligence/information throughout the Scotiabank Group and Affiliates, and identification of gaps in information
    • Provide guidance with respect to the implementation of a regional intelligence cycle.
    • Provides high level requirements for the development and maintenance of information feeds to support collection, analysis and production.
    • Oversees and influences the production of the suite of intelligence products.
    • Provide direct oversight to the release of intelligence products developed for senior management.
  • Provides leadership and direction to theDigitalForensics Services in  Caribbean Hub region :
    • Oversees the management and execution of technological crime investigations across the region associated with electronic fraud, general hacking, account takeovers, Internet abuse and email.
    • Ensures strong linkages to key partner Information Security &Controls (IS&C) for cyber matters affecting enterprise security.
    • Oversees gathering, securing and preserving electronic evidence for criminal and civil processes.
    • Responsible for the development of audit trails, systems, applications and procedures to monitor the Bank’s financial and administrative systems to detect/prevent fraud losses
    • Oversees the intelligence gathering and identification of crime trends as a preventative measure
    • Assumes responsibility for global investigations and provides expert advice to regional Digital Forensic investigations.
  • Internal / External Communication:
    • Maintains effective internal communication across the regional Corporate Security function and necessary external communication with law enforcement/FI by way of continuous acquiring and sharing of relevant information
    • Maintaining effective lines of communication with country heads, global Executive management and  Corporate Security personnel in regional locations
    • Builds and manages relationships with high level personnel from law enforcement agencies, including regulatory and othersecurity agencies as well as industry peers regionally to ensure swift, effective and reliable flow of criminal intelligence and crime prevention strategies and to facilitate joint Bank/law enforcementinvestigative initiatives/projects
  • Provide strong team leadership to motivate and develop individual and team performance:
    • Effectively leads and motivates the  Caribbean Hub Corporate Security team
    • Leads efforts to attract, develop and retain talent
    • Creates a work environment that promotes teamwork, cooperation and respectful working relationships among team members
    • Manages the development of staff by direction and coaching; imparting specialized skills through peer discussion, coaching and performance management
    • Creates an environment of continuous improvement by regionally sharing best practices and by ensuring that adequate training is available to all employees
    • Effectively communicates and cascades the department’s strategy and objectives
    • Ensures that annual goals and objectives are established for all employees and that periodic and annual performance appraisals are prepared; establishes career development and training plans and monitors for progress

Education / Experience / Other Information

  • Extensive investigative, interviewing and negotiating skills
  • Expert knowledge of prevention, detection and response strategies as well as Criminal, and relevant regional Statutes and Regulations in all jurisdictions where the Bank operates
  • Expert knowledge of the judiciary system, both criminal and civil processes and the rules of admissibility of evidence
  • Expert knowledge of the Bank’s organizational structure, operational environment, systems and best practices
  • Extensive knowledge of Critical Incident Management
  • Extensive knowledge of police practices, methods and enforcement strategies
  • High degree of fluency in English & Spanish required
  • Security Regulatory framework at an international level

Working Conditions

  • Work in a standard office-based environment; non-standard hours are a common occurrence.  Limited/moderate/extensivetravel domestically/internationally/globally.
    • Work Schedule is open and adjustable to the function’s needs.
    • Will work on non-working days / schedules.
    • Availability to travel nationally and internationally.
    • Available for mobility.

    Requisition ID: 20071