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Senior Manager, Aviation Security

Job ID: 2356626 | Amazon UK Services Ltd.


As part of Amazon’s Global Aviation Security and Regulatory Compliance team, Amazon seeks an enthusiastic, customer-obsessed senior manager of Aviation Security and Regulatory Compliance based in the E.U. This function will provide support and oversight for the air cargo transportation business from an Aviation Security and Customs operations compliance perspective encompassing initiatives for the transportation supply chain involving Amazon owned and third-party delivery methods. In partnership with multiple internal and external teams, this position will establish risk-based security standards and new aviation security and customs processes for each use case. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring regulations, corporate policies, and standardized processes are implemented as required, in addition to driving ongoing assessments to identify risks and formulate appropriate mitigation strategies to sustain existing and future business operations.

We are looking for a strong leader who embraces our core values and is excited about an opportunity to drive our customer promise and influence Amazon leaders throughout the Amazon air cargo network. This key role will assist Amazon programs that use aviation as a method of conveyance with understanding, implementing, and validating security and compliance requirements to ensure employees, third-party vendors, visitors, and our assets (data, equipment, and inventory) are secure and the organization is prepared to respond to various security-related emergencies properly. You must have a demonstrated ability to utilize your security expertise and management strength to challenge conventional wisdom, think strategically, communicate effectively, drive results, and leverage the necessary technical support provided by Amazon and third-party technical experts.

Key job responsibilities
As an Aviation Security, Customs, and Regulatory Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Amazon, you will create, establish, and verify compliance with security and customs procedures, physical security design standards, and policies. We are looking for someone who can introduce best practices and move with a strong bias for action while leading a developing a team. You will be responsible for all Aviation Security, Customs, and Regulatory Compliance aspects in Europe and India, including communication with authorities and governmental bodies.

  • Introduction of industry knowledge on transportation security and customs efforts for Amazon.
  • Provide guidance and support to Operations within the transportation space.
  • Manage information from various reporting tools to determine, manage, and mitigate risks.
  • Implement security and shrinkage control programs to protect assets from loss due to internal/external theft and operational issues.
  • Collaborate with internal customers to develop security solutions to address evolving operational processes, focusing on identifying solutions that facilitate business objectives.
  • Create strategic programs to enhance guardrails while maintaining compliance efforts in the cargo arena.
  • Work with internal customers to establish, provide and agree on clear goals, objectives, and performance delivery outcomes and timelines.
  • Lead and develop people and teams through direct and indirect engagement
  • Managing timely, ethical, and professional investigations into theft, compliance, and workplace incidents.
  • Lead crisis management planning and emergency response for air operations at Amazon, both third-party and Amazon owned assets.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (B.S. or B.A.) degree (or higher) in security or related field or equivalent work.
  • 10+ years of experience in one or all of the following disciplines; corporate security management, transportation/supply chain security.
  • 10+ years of Security experience, specifically in Aviation Security and Customs.
  • 10+ years as a security manager in a multi-location global corporate environment.
  • 10+ years of experience in a customer service driven environment.
  • 10+ years of experience conducting workplace risk investigations.
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to travel 30-40% of the time.
  • Ability to work in an operational environment when required.


  • Master’s Degree
  • IATA security certifications
  • CPP, PSP, or CFE certification
  • Experience in working with physical security systems

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