Reference Code:  90285

[Richemont Korea] Head of Physical Security & HSE


Seoul, 11, KR


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Job Title : Head of Physical Security & HSE



Oversees and leads the combined country structure of Physical Security and Health, Safety and the Environment (PSHSE).

The position is responsible for building and strengthening the function through implementing best practice, understanding the market, setting priorities, and leading (relevant) country initiatives.


Driving PSHSE based agenda and executing APAC initiatives at a local Korea level using a pragmatic approach. Providing business partnerships to CEO and Maison Leaders.


To ensure the delivery of an effective security program in Korea; relative to the dynamic PSHSE risks and requirements in a multi-location multi-national corporation. Responsible for ensuring policy and guidelines are implemented.

Ensure the appropriate PSHSE compliance risk reviews, assessment and audits are conducted, gap analysis identified, and corrective action implemented for locations including Boutiques, Offices, Customer Center and DC.

Ensure that appropriate operating procedures exist for all facilities and that they are consistently understood and adhered to.


Physical Security

  • Direct the implementation of PS operational measures including resource deployment, to ensure protection of persons, assets, products and operations.
  • Lead the periodic security risk reviews and assessment, with the full participation of the business units, on the company’s buildings and facilities to determine the risk exposure and the required security measures enhancement program to meet the prescribed standard.
  • Working effectively with key stakeholders (including but not limited to HR, Legal, Procurement and the business) to ensure that physical security goals and objectives are embedded within the business.
  • As required, manage, and assists in conducting investigations of significant threats and /or the loss of misappropriation of assets.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and monitor key events held by the Maisons to ensure that security risk is suitably mitigated and that the relevant Richemont policy is applied.
  • Supervise and support the security concept for construction & refurbishment of Data Centers, Offices, Corporate sites, flagship boutiques etc.
  • Direct the local security systems team to establish and implement the specifications, standards and requirements for security equipment and systems, and to ensure regular maintenance and servicing by the vendors.
  • As required - work effectively with the third-party suppliers to ensure the effective delivery of both security guidelines and project goals. This would include producing specification for pieces of work and the ongoing quality assurance of this work.
  • Maintain knowledge of complex industry trends, current security issues and security technology and update management on risk and threats that could impact company business.
  • Manage regional physicals security related projects and support APAC and Group Physical Security related projects as required.


Health, safety & environment (HSE)


  • Direct the implementation of HSE operational measures including resource deployment, to protect persons, assets, products and operations.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement robust strategies that commensurate with the risk profile of the platform and the requirements of the Maisons.
  • Accountable for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and compliance of the Group’s Policies, systems, regulatory requirements, procedures, and standards related to HSE.
  • Develop, implement, and updated the emergency response plan towards emergencies such as fire, crime, threats, or terrorism.
  • Ensure that the risk policies and the related procedures and standards are consistently applied across the company through regular communication with the Management and business units.
  • Represent the company to official authorities, external specialties and third parties.
  • Establish, follow and publish HSE key performance Indicators and scorecards.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Support HR and the business as applicable on the application of Group CSR framework and as applicable the enforcement of Code of Business


Professional Experience / Qualifications


  • >8 years’ experience in a corporate PSHSE management position
  • University degree or above in a relevant subject
  • Solid demonstrated understanding of Security and HSE, best practice.
  • Ability to respond rapidly to a changing threat environment and to utilize resources accordingly.
  • Good understanding of the world’s best practice in PSHSE operations, systems and equipment.
  • Excellent contracts and relations with the Government agencies security functions or major corporations and other major security companies 
  • Proficiency in contract and contractor management as well as project management
  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills
  • Fluent English


Leadership Characteristics


Making complex decisions

  • Can solve even the toughest and most complex problems; great at gleaning meaning form whatever data is available; is quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution. Given the situation; uses multiple problem –solving tools and techniques.


Getting work done through others

  • Manages people well; gets the most and best out of the people he/she has sets and communicates guiding goals; measures accomplishments; hold people accountable; and gives useful feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; provides coaching fir today and for the future.


Managing work processes

  • Is an effective process, work flow and systems designer; is good at figuring out what to measure to track progress; sets up systems that can almost mange themselves is a master at the effectiveness and efficiency of work system; can quickly diagnose and fix a work flow problem; always looking for incremental process improvements.


Dealing with trouble

  • Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges and people, comfortably confronts and works through conflicts, delivers negative feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crisis and is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough action; challenges the status quo.


Being Organizationally Savvy

  • Maneuvers well to get things done; maze bright; knows where to get what he/she needs, politically aware and agile; knows the right thing to do; presents views and arguments well.


Communicating effectively

  • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly get a message across.


Managing diverse relationships

  • Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types and classes; open to difference; effective up, down, sideways, inside and outside; build diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats difference fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.