Leadership Solutions

Director, Physical Security


Guardian Life Insurance Company


New York NY


Position Summary:

Under minimal guidance and modeling Guardian’s values, ensures employee safety. Displaying a confident yet approachable demeanor, protects all property from theft and damage, makes periodic inspections of premises. Checks for irregularities to protection devices, access control, video equipment. Continuously strives to provide superior products and customer service while preserving order, safety, and enforcing company regulations and policies/standards pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises. Displays a technical and functional competence and subject matter expertise, Communicates the business need for change, and Builds commitment to achieve goals and deliverables. Responsibilities include staffing and placement of security team members throughout Guardian’s facilities. Maintain security access control for all Guardian employees, temps, contractor’s, consultant’s and any outside vendors. Work closely with HR on terminations within the company. Maintain training of guards in area of first aid, CPR, AED and rescue skills. Ensure cameras and card readers are in working order. Investigate personal property loss or loss of Guardian property. Constantly review security measures to assure all Guardian employees and buildings are protected against intrusion and workplace violence.

In addition, as a Director of Security:

Manage Security Supervisors at specific work sites.

Manage security functions (IE; one or more of Physical Security, Executive Protection, Investigations, Technical and or Life Safety Security) Candidate Responsibilities

Creates and communicates Guardian control access program for all facilities and ensures team members are assisting visitors and verifying right to access; screening visitors and Guardian associates in an efficient manner in order to expedite their admittance to the facility.

Develops strategic short and long term plans and goals based on company strategy and assists staff in developing their goals and monitoring staff performance to ensure goals are met. Managing the performance review process for staff and coaching on performance issues as needed.

Creates a team culture to ensure staff is providing a courteous, professional, respectful and pleasant interaction with each associate and visitor; presenting the best image of Guardian and of the Corporate Security Office.

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Four-year college degree in role related major

15 Years of experience in Law Enforcement or Corporate Security roles (Preferred) Experience in Emergency Response and First Responder services (e.g., Fire, First Aid, CPR, etc.)

Strong Customer Service Skills

Excellent communication and writing skills

Ability to remain calm and take control during emergency situations

Experienced in writing reports

How to Apply:

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