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Global Assistance and Protection: Executive Protection Manager

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Job Description

Global Assistance and Protection: Executive Protection Manager

Location: UK

Career Level:  Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high-performance business through specialization within a specific functional area and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Job Description:

The Global Assistance and Protection (GAP) Executive Protection Manager is a critical member of the GAP team.  This role’s primary responsibility is to support the GAP Executive Protection (EP) and Events mission by providing expertise in coordinating protective operations and event security protocols. The incumbent will manage vendors, equipment/technology, residential security initiatives, travel support, facility assessments, regional event security initiatives, and close protection duties.  In this role, the incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional partners, contractors, and vendors on threat response plans, executive transportation/travel logistics, persons of interest investigations, behavioral threat assessment investigations, security asset monitoring, and travel tracking programs. The incumbent will also work closely with global event planners at Accenture-hosted events and external events where Accenture personnel are present in their region. In addition, this role could have other crisis management/incident management responsibilities and be involved in facility standards design and access control and security technology implementations.  

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Protective Services and works closely with GAP’s Regional Protective Services team.  He/she is expected to develop a close, collaborative relationship with leadership from Accenture’s Businesses and Corporate Functions, including the Office of the CEO, CIO, Cyber Security, Legal, Travel, Workplace, Meetings & Events, Marketing & Communications, as well as HR. The incumbent is expected to liaise with domestic and foreign law enforcement and other government entities. The incumbent will provide executive protection and general security leadership in a complex corporate environment that values collaboration, independent thinking, proactive problem-solving, integrity, collegiality, efficiency, and continuous organizational transformation.  He/she will have a strong knowledge of physical security and crisis management, deal with difficult and sensitive situations appropriately, have strong writing skills with the ability to quickly and clearly craft succinct executive briefings, and be passionate about customer service and executive presence. 

Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

The responsibilities/accountabilities associated with the GAP Executive Protection and Events role include:

  • Conducts residential security surveys as required.

  • Coordinates vendors and accompanying support (if appropriate) for facility security and executive travel, in conjunction with ensuring threat/risk assessments are conducted as needed.

  • Coordinates with Accenture’s 24/7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs) for executive protection and event asset monitoring, geo-fence recommendations, and incident notification.

  • Collaborates closely with other GAP teams for executive protection threat assessments, regional risk concerns, persons of interest investigations, behavioral threat assessments, workplace violence prevention and planning, and threat response management.

  • Conducts facility assessments in line with Accenture facility standards, including executive-specific security standards.

  • Ensures that executive leadership travel is managed by risk level, with necessary understanding of the risks involved with the business travel, and that they are provided the support and training needed to manage these risks.

  • Participates in incident and crisis response drills/exercises.

  • Advises on incident investigations on an ad hoc basis.

  • Conducts risk/threat/vulnerability assessments, security advances for executive leadership travel, site advances for events, and other areas as identified.

  • Collaborates frequently with event planners at all levels, participating in pre-planning calls for significant upcoming events, coordinating appropriate event security support and staffing, and serving as the primary point of contact for significant events within the assigned region.

  • As needed, serve as the primary close protection agent for any executive, which may require management of the executive’s personal logistics and coordination with executive staff.

  • Ensures adherence to corporate policies, specifically in the areas of privacy and record retention.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Role Requirements:

  • Incumbent must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as operational needs dictate and can travel on short notice, to include internationally.

  • Expected travel is up to 50%.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant security experience from a government agency or private entity, must include work in executive protection and event security.

  • Experience working in the private sector working with executive leadership logistics, travel security, events, or other applicable experience.

  • A college degree from an accredited college or university. 

  • Significant experience working in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365).

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting, either government or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting, either government or civilian

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Closing date for applications : 30th April 2024

We reserve the right to close the role earlier should a suitable applicant be found

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 743,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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