Sr. Director, Executive Protection

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Senior Director, Executive Protection Services ensures the Safety and Security of select Senior Leaders and Assets within the organization. Responsible for safeguarding persons and property by identifying/monitoring potential threats, assessing/deploying security solutions and providing consistent awareness and education.

The Senior Director, Special Services must demonstrate their ability to manage complex situations, maintain strong internal/external relationships, have proven security expertise and a drive for results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Develop strategy, lead teams and resources to ensure a Best in Class Executive Protection program
  • Conduct routine threat, risk and vulnerability assessments; develop detailed proposals to address gaps
  • Effectively supervise and conduct confidential, detailed investigations and interviews
  • Provide expertise and consultation in the areas of personal safety, security and associated technologies
  • Maintain effective communication with Senior Leader's, the Senior Leader's family, property staff and associates
  • Aligns with executive and LP leadership to prioritize and resolve identified issues
  • Identify and maintain strong oversight and relationships and serve as primary contact for all safety/security vendors and private contractors assigned to work with Senior Leaders
  • Monitor health of supported safety/security systems, address and escalate issues as identified
  • Maintain contacts with law enforcement agencies, professional organizations and industry peers to remain current on potential threats that may affect Ross, and its executives
  • Ensure 3rd party vendors are trained, certified and performing at expected levels
  • Evaluate new technologies and products to improve overall safety, security and general awareness
  • Attract, recruit and retain top talent for all Executive Protection roles
  • Drive a strong performance management culture across all teams led
  • Coach and influence team around individual development and continuous education
  • Manage capital and expense budgets related to security services and programs

COMPETENCIES:
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Ensures Accountability & Execution
  • Developing Talent
  • Manages Conflict
  • Collaboration
  • Business Acumen
  • Leading by Example
  • Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Organizational Agility

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor's degree or greater, preferably in Criminal Justice or other related fields or ten (10) years of directly related experience may be substituted
  • Government, Military, Law Enforcement experience preferred
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification preferred
  • Experience with the successful implementation of corporate security, executive protection, and investigative programs
  • Industry and customer service acumen
  • Experience conducting safety/security assessments
  • Excellent detail orientation and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively solicit and engage with Senior Leadership and partners (internal and external)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Valid US Passport required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Must be available to travel on short notice and accommodate extended stays where needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Protection Associates

DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.