General Manager

Legal definition for licensing – Property Guard/Security Technician/Security Consultant (any or all)

A General Manager has overall responsibility for formulating and implementing business strategy, managing and leading staff, establishing business policy and process and achieving operational and financial targets.

Career level


Pay rate

$110k to $150k+

  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Maintain budgets
  • Set policy and process
  • Ensure employee productivity and support professional development
  • Oversee recruitment and training processes
  • Evaluate and improve operational and financial performance
  • Direct employee assessment process
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are followed
  • Promote and drive continuous improvement
  • Prepare regular reports
  • Planning and budgeting
Role Requirements
  • Must be 18+ years old (licence requirement)
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in relevant industry fields
  • Experienced in developing effective relationships and achieving targets
  • Must be confident in effecting change
  • Must have a clean criminal record
  • Able to work well under pressure
Skill Sets & Role Fit
  • Roles are non-gender and age specific
  • Understanding of health and safety, and industry standards and guidelines
  • Analytical and detail orientated
  • Ability to set and prioritise goals
  • Ability to direct and motivate others
  • Excellent communicator
  • Business planning skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Working Conditions
  • Usually work regular business hours but may have to be on call or irregular hours
  • May involve travel
  • May work on customer or operational sites
Industry Training
  • Diploma or Degree
  • Security Consultants Certificate of Competence
Indicative Pay Scales
  • Entry level – $110,000 to $120,000
  • Mid-level – $120,000 to $140,000
  • High level – $140,000 to $150,000+
Industry Pathway Opportunities
  • CEO
  • Business ownership
Other Sector Pathway Opportunities
  • Senior Management Roles
  • Business ownership

This website is in an initiative of NZ Security Association, developed to promote the wide range of security careers on offer in New Zealand. The security industry is a growing sector with a range of exciting career pathways for you to progress through.