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Horizon Therapeutics is looking to build a best in class Executive Protection program to address the security needs of senior leadership. To that end we are seeking an experienced executive protection security professional with demonstrated ability to manage and implement the security requirements of Executive Committee (EC) level members, specifically that of the CEO. He / She must have prior experience with supporting executive protection needs of C-Suite level executives and their families including residential security, travel security, threat identification / response, and security awareness training. This role calls for the Senior Manager, EP to drive designated executive(s) to and from their residence on a regular basis, manage other third party vendor drivers, coordinate security needs for executive business travel, conduct in person / virtual "advances" for travel destinations, provide written concise trip briefing reports for executives and chief of staff, and accompany executives while on business and personal travel as needed. This individual will coordinate with the Sr. Manager, Global Security Operations Center & Intelligence on a regular basis to maintain situational awareness, identify threats and issues of concern, develop, and implement appropriate security countermeasures.
Directly manage EP program for company reporting directly to the Exec. Director, Corporate Security
Perform the duties as the primary executive protection resource
Manage third party vendor EP drivers and ensure they have proper training, instruction, and are briefed relative to their current and ongoing duties
Conduct site visits and prepare trip briefing reports aimed at identifying and mitigating threats through planning and proactive measures
Act as EP point of contact (POC) for Principal travel
Coordinate security needs with Meeting and Events team for all on and off-site special events, executive retreats, and company large scale meetings
Maintain situational awareness and updated intelligence with GSOC to assess current threat environment and required security needs
Coordinate residential and travel security requirements for Principle with local law enforcement and private sector resources such as venue / hotel security staff and third-party protective services
In consultation with security management, provide recommendations for program improvement based upon expertise and experience in areas of personal safety, security, and associated security technologies
Investigate and assess potential security risks at locations while Principal is present.
Identify the need for and manage local security resources such as POC's, contract security personnel, protective vehicle transport.
Provide recommendations and implement remediation actions on identified security related issues for respective Principles after conferral with and approval of the Exec. Director of Corporate Security
Travel with short notice, including international travel, as necessary
Provide emergency first aid/CPR services, if needed, and have relevant certifications
Responsible for the upkeep and good working order of the executive transportation fleet to include required equipment (first aid kits, AED devices, etc.).
Establish and cultivate contacts with public and private security professionals, organizations, and industry peers to maintain proficiency with respect to current threat trends and industry specific security matters of concern.
Perform other security related duties as directed
At least 5 years prior experience performing EP related duties for C-Suite level personnel in the private sector
Ability to effectively interact with senior leadership as a matter of routine
Prior law enforcement / military experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
Ability to legally possess or obtain a firearm carry permit
ASO Certification or ability to obtain certification upon hire
Certification in AED/First Aid/CPR
Prior executive driving experience & training is preferred
Ability to work long hours including weekends and nights
Strong knowledge of Chicagoland area
Ability to travel with the executive and maintain a current US passport
Ability to be discreet and maintain a high level of confidentiality
Excellent oral, written communication skills with a professional demeanor
Must be a highly motivated, mature, and responsible individual
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Criminal Justice or related fields
Customer service mindset
Qualifications and Skills Required:
Possess strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills: ability to gather and evaluate information and prepare written documents that clearly and concisely identify the issues presented and their proposed resolutions
Ability to apply predictive analytics in order to identify patterns and trends thereby allowing the individual to make educated response plans to support the required security needs
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Professional, proactive demeanor
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to liaison both internally and with external organizations such as law enforcement and first responders
Requires approximately 20% travel, including some overnight and weekend commitments.
Horizon Core Values & Competencies:
Horizon requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated, as a condition of employment, with Pfizer that has been fully approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or one of the vaccines currently granted emergency use authorization by the FDA such as Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your final dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We will provide medical and religious accommodations as required by law.
Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.