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Global Assistance and Protection: Executive Protection Manager

Dublin Job No. r00202187 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

Role: Global Assistance and Protection: Executive Protection Manager

Career Level: 7 - Manager

Location: Dublin, Ireland

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 Executive Protection and Events mission by providing expertise in coordinating protective operations and event security protocols. You will manage vendors, equipment/technology, residential security initiatives, travel support, facility assessments, regional event security initiatives, and close protection duties.

You 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. You 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. You are 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.

You are also 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. 

The ideal candidate 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:

  • 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:

  • You 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

Does this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at accessIErecruitment@accenture.com.

What’s in for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounts through our employee discount scheme, 25 days of holidays and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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 improve citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 732,000 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 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 Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed 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.

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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