Abbott Regional Security Director LATAM-North in Mexico City, Mexico


Abbott is a leading global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 94,000 people. Abbott has been ranked as one of Americas most admired companies by Fortune Magazine every year since 1984. Abbott has been named for the 12th consecutive year as the global healthcare industry group leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for economic, environmental and social performance.


This person will be the senior security leader for LATAM - North. This management position is responsible for assisting the regional businesses in achieving their objectives by:

  • Collecting & analyzing intelligence to identify and anticipate significant risks and trends which can impact personnel, assets, reputation and operations.

  • Based upon the intelligence analysis, coordinating the development and implementation of practical, effective, cost efficient preventive and mitigating security strategies and measures.

  • Leading the crisis management response effort in the region when situations arise and equally important overseeing the crisis management preparedness and training initiatives.

  • Providing expert security counsel to the senior business leaders in the region.

  • Conducting Security Vulnerability Assessments and ensuring identified gaps are remedied within an appropriate time frame.

  • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks preferred.

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of cyber investigations.

  • Conducting professional, ethical, confidential and legal investigations, including product counterfeiting and diversion to produce meaningful results for the business or the company.

  • Educating and training managers and employees on significant risks and subsequent preventive and mitigation measures.

  • Identifying and managing key external security resources in the region.

  • Researching and overseeing the deployment of practical, state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovative security processes to lower the risk profile of the businesses as well as security related costs, losses and liabilities.

  • Pro-actively managing the travel security program for the region.

  • Additionally, this function will periodically assist the Global Security Director on company-wide initiatives and other confidential projects The candidate is expected to: Build and maintain intelligence networks including, high level in-country liaisons with credible law enforcement agencies, government intelligence services, private security companies, relevant security organizations like OSAC Country Councils, the Regional Security Officers and select national Embassy Officers, other private sector Regional Security Managers, etc.

  • Establish an effective working relationship with the regional General Managers, Finance, Directors, and their direct reports to ensure that the security strategies are properly aligned with business objectives and that Global Security is positively contributing to the success of the business.

  • Maintain a business relationship with key senior corporate staff personnel and the affiliate leadership for the businesses in the region.

  • Function as an effective, results driven individual contributor who requires minimal management oversight. However, this person must also be able to ensure that the Regional Security Program remains properly aligned with the Global Security Program and appropriate business objectives by working with the regional management teams.


  • Must have experience working in Latin America, preferably within a multi-national company.

  • University degree or international equivalent (Masters preferred) in a related field of study.

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written. Bi-lingual; English, Spanish, & Portuguese preferred.

  • 8+ years total experience in international security which includes corporate, private contractor, military, law enforcement, or government intelligence service. Experience will include a minimum of 5 years as an international corporate security manager, preferably in the pharmaceutical or nutritional industry.

  • Demonstrated track record of successful security leadership preferably within a decentralized organization which facilitated the business units in achieving outstanding results.

  • Demonstrated experience in intelligence analysis, identifying significant risks both current and future, designing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies and tactical plans for safeguarding personnel and assets, conducting site vulnerability assessments and investigations, managing crisis and emergency situations and adjudicating facts in order to reach logical and ethical conclusions.

  • Above average writing, communication, persuasion, and consensus building skills.

  • Strong technical aptitude; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

  • Experienced in working within complex operating environments and emerging markets.

  • Strong cultural awareness and experience of working in the geographical area of assignment.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to liaise with internal and external clients at all levels.

  • An appropriate certification would be a plus (CPP, PSP, etc.)

  • At this level the successful candidate should possess almost all of the required skill set to begin making an immediate, positive contribution to the region’s businesses.

Work Environment:

The person will be working in Low, Medium and High risk environments. He / She must be able to fully function across this risk spectrum. The ability to adapt and thrive in changing cultures, climates, environmental conditions, as well as managing health and disease risks is required.

This position will require approximately 35% - 70% travel.




GES Global Engineering Services


Mexico > Mexico City : Monitoring Rm. & Crisis Center





Yes, 75 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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