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Include These Security Manager Skills
- Security management experience
- Knowledge of security technology such as CCTV
- Security procedures expertise
- Budgeting skills
- Organization and planning
- Being able to respond to emergencies and to work under pressure
- Integrity and commitment to work
- Observation spirit and an investigative nature
- Effective communication
- People skills
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Dear Mr. Mathews:
Upon review of your posting for a Security Manager, I hurried to submit my resume for your consideration. As an accomplished and challenge-driven professional with experience overseeing security teams, risk mitigation, and policy enforcement, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your company’s objectives.
My background includes leading high-performance teams in performing all aspects of facility security, such as logistical coordination, equipment installations and training, and security access and tracking functions. With my excellent organization skills and sharp attention to detail, I excel at driving the design and implementation of high-level security plans to enhance across-the-board security of personnel, property, and proprietary information.
Highlights of my experience include:
Developing, implementing, and directing a sophisticated security plan—incorporating anti-terrorism force protection initiatives—for a 600-member multinational workforce as the Security Manager for ABT International.
Conducting threat vulnerability and security / risk assessments for company facilities and worksites.
Leveraging expertise in logistical management, security systems, and personnel training to achieve top-flight overarching safety and security.
Employing a variety of databases to enhance safety, efficiency, and accuracy while replacing outdated tracking methods.
Overseeing approximately 35 direct reports; recruiting new hires, conducting performance evaluations, disciplining employees as necessary, and coaching staff effectively to stimulate professional development and growth.
Excelling at balancing multiple tasks within high-pressure environments while providing superior management and communication skills and improving operational systems.
My skills in security management have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Roger C. Breglia