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Global Assistance and Protection: Executive Protection Associate Manager

Company: Accenture
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With over 700,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Accenture is committed to achieving a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. Visit us at www.accenture.com .

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.

The Global Assistance and Protection (GAP) Executive Protection Associate 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 support residential security initiatives, executive travel, facility assessments, 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. The incumbent 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, diplomatic organizations, intelligence services 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. They 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 craft succinct executive briefings quickly and clearly, and be passionate about customer service and executive presence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts residential security initiatives impacting Accenture's executives, to include the maintenance of emergency response team protocols, development of incident reporting procedures and security assessments of identified properties as required.
  • Coordinates with 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 Center (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.
  • 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.
  • Serves as the primary close protection agent for executives as needed, 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.

    Job 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 significant, up to 50%.

      Basic Qualifications:

      • A minimum of 4 years of experience in executive protection and event security
      • Bachelor's Degree

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Specialized training in executive protection, logistics, and or event security.
        • Private Sector work in executive protection
        • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365).
        • Fluency in other languages.
        • An advanced degree.

          Professional Skill Requirements:

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

            Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

            We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

            Information on benefits is here.

            Role Location Annual Salary Range

            California $73,000 to $168,600

            Colorado $73,000 to $145,700

            New York $67,600 to $168,600

            Washington $77,700 to $155,100

            What We Believe

            We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

            Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

            Equal Employment Opportunity Statement



            Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

            All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

            Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

            For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

            Requesting An Accommodation



            Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

            If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

            Other Employment Statements

            Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

            Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

            Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

            The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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