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

Later career

Pay rate

$110k to $150k plus vehicle

  • 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 senior management roles
  • 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
  • Skilled in planning and budgeting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 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 – $150,000 plus vehicle
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.