June 4, 2020

Author: SMR Recruitment Team

Digital Globe with Security Icons. SMR Group is Recruiting for a Vice President, Global Physical Security.

This executive-level role will lead a global physical security program designed to protect people and assets, reduce risk and ensure business continuity.


SMR Group is seeking executive-level candidates for this leadership role in our client’s global organization. You will lead and direct a sophisticated physical security and risk management program designed to protect our client’s people and operations throughout the US and globally. This is an opportunity for an exceptionally well-qualified, experienced security professional to serve as both a member of senior leadership and as a strategic partner for the global business. Successful candidates for this role will have strong, diverse experience that includes private sector leadership with a global remit. Your strong executive presence will enable you to effectively interface with all levels of employees and be an influential leader. A background managing challenging security projects is also essential. An exceptionally generous compensation package that includes relocation assistance is on offer for this executive role.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead and direct effective security and risk management initiatives designed to safeguard the enterprise and mitigate risk.
  • Implement security process improvements that support consistency across locations.
  • Continually work to improve the effectiveness of programs and build customized comprehensive training to achieve organizational goals.
  • Direct complex projects in support of strategic plans and infrastructure protection.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Ongoing education that includes participation in industry associations and programs.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in security plus six years of management experience in a relevant discipline. 
  • Substantial relevant private sector security management experience within global operations.
  • Track record of impeccable ethics and integrity.

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Business acumen commensurate with senior security leadership roles with global responsibility.
  • Proven influential leader skilled at building effective teams.
  • Effective communicator who can interact with all levels of an organization, build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work closely with law enforcement agencies and officials.
  • Strategic thinker who embraces forward-leaning strategies to develop effective intelligence programs related to the core mission.

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