Security Manager at Rijk Zwaan May, 2021

Rijk Zwaan Tanzania is located in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently with 450+ employees. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long­term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us. From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 2,600 people in more than 30 countries. Above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That is how we continuously want to work together towards a healthy future. We have the following vacancy for dedicated diligent Tanzanians:


Job Title: Security Manager (1 Post)

Reports to: Managing Directors Tanzania

Job Summary: Security Manager will be responsible to safeguard all Rijk Zwaan Locations and lead the security organisation.


Job Description

Managing the security organisation

  • Leading the Team Coordinators Security directly and supervising the whole security staff.
  • Hierarchically responsible for the whole security team.
  • Responsible for correct training of the security team.
  • Responsible for the personal development of the Security team and monitoring the progress of individual team members and support team members in case of extraordinary circumstances like longer absence or subsequent reintegration.
  • Direct responsible for disciplinary issues in the security team, in collaboration with HR; handles and leads the personal development plan.
  • Also directly responsible for the guards at the residences.
  • End-Responsible for the monthly personnel planning prepared by the co-ordinators, in collaboration with team coordinators security.
  • Restructure and minimize overtime and improve planning.
  • Participate in the recruitment procedure of new team members.


  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a professional security structure.
  • Responsible for professionalizing and elevating the skills and competencies of the security team.
  • Responsible for creating a solid security structure at all Rijk Zwaan Tanzania locations.
  • Advising and close involvement in the 5-year strategic personnel and investment planning of the security department.


  • Responsible for handling all security incidents.
  • Investigates all security related issues; involving for example theft, demolition, arson, trespassing etc.
  • Investigates or is a witness in disciplinary hearings.
  • Reports cases and incidents as soon as possible to Managing Directors, HR and the specific Station Manager.
  • Executes night patrols, twice a week on a non-routine basis, especially on Sunday nights.


  • Member of the management team, informs and gives advice to other managers about security.
  • Advises the Managing Directors and Station Managers on security risks; such as a lack of fencing, security measures.
  • Advisory role in health and safety issues and incidents.


  • Keeps in contact with surrounding villages in Swahili and English.
  • Writes solid and structured reports on security issues.
  • Requirements for a Security Manager
  • Swahili and English – good reporting skills.
  • Good people management skills
  • Education and Experience
  • Security professional with proven management experience within the security industry.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in a similar field/ role.
  • Experience in an international setting is an added value.
  • Status: Permanent Position.

How to Apply:

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application letter with a detailed CV attached with relevant academic certificates to, Rijk Zwaan at

To be considered, your application must be received by 07th June 2021. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Rijk Zwaan is an equal opportunity company, everyone is encouraged to apply.

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