Head of Security

Position Summary:
The Head of Security manages physical and non-physical facility security systems & procedures. This position monitors and conducts security assessments and audits to ensure security of personnel and assets. The Head of Security creates and/or recommends procedures to improve company-wide security. Assists in the security and control of narcotics in compliance with DEA guidelines. Investigates losses and security violations and recommends corrective actions.

Key Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and general assets protection for the company to include intellectual property, physical property and inventory, proprietary information and claims or rights of action
  • Offers security oversight and protection of employees as required
  • Performs periodic and random security inspections and prepares security reports as necessary. Issues security violation citations as required by inspections.
  • Maintains inspection reports and records and advises senior management of deficiencies and remedial/disciplinary efforts.
  • Investigates losses and security violations and recommends corrective actions.
  • Prepares personnel actions to request security clearance/special access and maintain records of such requests. Brief incoming staff on security processes and debriefs outgoing staff.
  • Ensures DEA security procedures are being followed relating to personnel access, use and diversion of controlled substances.
  • Manages the implementation and administration of automated security systems.
  • Provides oversight, protection and response for violations of company policies, to include fraud, theft, workplace violence, or other violations. 
  • Creates and/or recommend security procedures to continually improve security.
  • Provides security and risk reports to Senior Management as necessary and required.
  • Develops and conduct security procedures training for all personnel.
  • Ensures procedures are followed to check-in and out visitors.
  • Monitors visitor tours.
  • Ensures policies, legislation and procedures are adhered to: including company SOPs, 21 CFR Part 11 and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, as appropriate to position
  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Education:    Bachelor’s Degree


  • 7 plus years of job-related experience.
  • Knowledge of DEA requirements relating to the control and diversion prevention of controlled substances preferred.

General Capabilities:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, customers and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instruction furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Operations: Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with security related software and alarm systems

Working Conditions: 

  • Well-lit, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office, manufacturing and warehouse setting with adequate ventilation
  • Sitting, standing, walking, bending and periodic lifting required. 

Supervision/Supervisory Responsibilities:

Leadership: This position demonstrates leadership ability by acting as an important part of the Neos Therapeutics team.

Supervision: Receive general guidance with respect to overall objectives. Operate within company and department policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives.