Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Geographic Services

Location: DC Metro

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.  

People in the Corporate Function 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 Operations Manager is a critical member of the GAP Executive Protection (EP) team with expertise in coordinating protective operations and security protocols. The incumbent will manage all EP vendors, equipment/technology, residential security initiatives, travel support, and close protection duties. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with cross-functional partners, contractors, and vendors on threat response plans, EP transportation/travel logistics, persons of interest investigations, behavioral threat assessment investigations, EP asset monitoring, and travel tracking programs. The incumbent will work closely with the GAP Event Security lead during events hosted by Accenture and external events where Accenture personnel are in attendance. 

This position is based in the DC Metro area/East Coast of the United States, reports directly to the Associate Director of Protective Services, and 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, and HR as well as with domestic and foreign law enforcement, diplomatic organizations, and intelligence services.

The incumbent will provide executive protection leadership in a complex corporate environment that values collaboration, independent thinking, proactive problem-solving, integrity, collegiality, efficiency, and continuous organizational transformation.

Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Manages all executive protection contracts and vendors, to include the maintenance of documentation to fulfill audit requirements.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for residential security initiatives impacting Accenture’s executives, to include the maintenance of emergency response team protocols and development of incident reporting procedures.

  • Coordinates all executive protection transportation support for executive travel, in conjunction with tracking executive travel to ensure threat/risk assessments are conducted as needed.

  • Coordinates with Accenture’s 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) for executive protection asset monitoring, geo-fence recommendations and incident notification to the  GAP executive protection team.

  • Standardizes & facilitates information sharing with Accenture’s SOC for executive travel and logistics.

  • Collaborates closely with GAP intelligence team for executive protection threat assessments and known risks, persons of interest investigations, behavioral threat assessments and threat response management.

  • Develops equipment inventory standards for all executive protection equipment and maintains proper documentation to fulfill audit requirements, while ensuring technology/equipment meets or exceeds industry standards.

  • Supports development and delivery of expanded GAP executive protection program to ensure proper support for Accenture executive leadership.

  • Coordinates across Accenture business units to ensure executive specific security standards are installed as needed, at Accenture facilities.

  • Conducts site advances for executive leadership travel, event venues and off-site locations as needed.

  • Serves as the close protection back-up for the AD of Protective Services.

  • Supports the GAP Event Security lead for a variety of events which involve large concentrations of senior executives.

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

Role Requirements: 

  • Incumbent must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as operational needs dictate and be able to travel, including internationally, which could exceed 50%.



Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of security experience from a government agency or private entity is required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required

  • Minimum of 5 years proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365)

Preferred Skills:

  • Specialized training in executive protection operations and logistics from a US government agency or private security equivalent

  • Professional oral and written communication skills

  • Fluency in other languages

  • An advanced degree

  • An active US Security Clearance

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting, either government or private sector

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

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is {Range Minimum to Top of Market Pay (top end of MRZ)} and information on benefits offered is here.



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