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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2711487/107239
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Guarding
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Market Related
Location: Pietermaritzburg
G4S Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: March 9, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

Customer Services Manager

G4S Secure Solutions (SA), a leading global integrated security solutions company, has a vacancy for Customer Services Manager, based in Pietermaritzburg

Reporting to the General Manager, the CSM coordinates the provision of contractual and ad hoc security services to customers within their portfolio, in compliance with legislation, Company policies and procedures, to ensure achievement of budgeted financial targets.

The position requires experience within a security environment

The successful incumbent is a self-starter with a proven track record in delivering on expectations, and is able to exercise sound judgement in the pursuit of the achievement of the goals of the organisation. The incumbent will be expected to be results driven and to live the values of the organisation.

Role Responsibility:

Effective management of the contract financial performance

  • Initiate cost saving model and controls
  • Gross Margin Management
  • Direct Wage control / ER management
  • Overheads control
  • Contract profitability
  • Existing Revenue Growth
  • DSO management

Effective management of staff within contract

  • Effective Organisation
  • Staff turnover analysis, proper allocation of staff to positions and structure
  • Effective labour management including rosters and shift patterns
  • Management of overtime and annual leave
  • Succession Planning
  • Supervision
  • Ensuring that performance assessments of all subordinate employees are conducted, and corrective action implemented where necessary.
  • Ensuring that acceptable standards of behaviour at work are maintained by all subordinate employees, as required by G4S’s code of conduct and disciplinary code.
  • Ensuring that all disciplinary actions are conducted in compliance with Company policies and procedures.

Effective management of operations

  • Client retention and customer service levels
  • Ensuring that site meetings are held on an ongoing basis.
  • Conducting regular site visits to assess effectiveness of site procedure implementation, identifying training needs and procedural improvements.
  • Ensuring that all required formal customer meetings are scheduled, attended and minuted.
  • Maintenance of client relationship and ensuring client retention
  • Ops Process management – adherence to quality standard
  • Ensuring that absenteeism is maintained within established norms.
  • Ensuring that manpower is maintained at optimum levels, to minimise unnecessary overtime.
  • Ensuring that only appropriately trained and PSIRA registered security personnel are utilized at all times.
  • Ensuring that claims against the Company are prevented or minimized through regular customer risk assessments.

Effective labour management and rostering

  • Liaison with regards to invoicing, accuracy of such and securing payment
  • Shared Best Practice
  • Specific examples of implementation of BP from other regions
  • Effective management of business development function
  • New business development
  • Identifying new business opportunities in the region’s sphere of operations, as well as in terms of growth of business with existing customers, driven by the promotion of integrated security solutions.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the competitor environment faced by the region.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Driver’s License
  • PSIRA Grade B
  • Registered Security Service Provider
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in security management


Knowlegde, Skills and Attributes

  • South African security legislation
  • G4S Operational Policy and procedures G4S HR Policy and procedures
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Managing Professionally
  • Leading People
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication skills
  • (written and verbal)
  • Negotiation
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic financial skills
  • Risk identification
  • Managing Professionally
  • Leading People
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Negotiation
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic financial skills
  •  Risk identification

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but SA citizens or those with a valid SA work permit, will have a distinct advantage. 

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit

G4S operates in over 30 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent.

At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver ourcommercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. Our employees are the public face of G4S and we recognise and respect the value they add to the business by delivering excellent service day after day.

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • Customer Focus
  • Expertise
  • Performance
  • Best People
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration & Teamwork

One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values.G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment.       

At G4S South Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organisation.


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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.