Corporate Security Director
San Mateo, CA - United States

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Job Summary:

The Corporate Security Director, assigned to one of Pinkerton's largest global clients, will be responsible for developing, leading, influencing, assigning, and measuring all corporate security programs, personnel, contractors and consultants. This role is responsible for the strategic identification of security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities as well as the prevention and protection of the client's employees, assets, property, product, and brand reputation.The Director collaboratively ensures that the client's security programs meet or exceed industry practices and standards as well as applicable federal, state, and local regulatory expectations. This role acts as a primary subject matter expert, resource, and liaison for law enforcement, security regulatory agencies, and vendors.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Develop strategies to identify, assess, prevent, protect and mitigate all risks, threats and vulnerabilities to safeguard people, assets, product and property while maintaining the continuity of operations and ensure profitability.
  3. Develop, implement, manage, advise, survey or audit all security programs, policies, and procedures.
  4. Serve as the central resource, responsible for promoting consistency in the Client's physical security policies, procedures, and practices for protection confidence and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other compliance requirements.
  5. Establish ongoing communication with senior leadership on the status of security issues, evolving risks and related recommendations.
  6. Contract for, manage, develop or provide performance oversight for all security service providers, consultants, and contractors.
  7. Develops metrics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of all security programs and personnel.
  8. Support leadership in the development and maintenance of business continuity and crisis management/incident command programs including planning and conducting exercises with local first responders.
  9. Proactively establish and maintain relationships with appropriate government and law enforcement agencies.
  10. Serve as lead or technical support for major incident investigations involving security and safety related issues.
  11. Assist in developing budgets and forecasts to support business needs, goals, and objectives.
  12. Monitor and stay current with security-related proven practices and technology.
  13. Direct, coach, and develop employees up to expected performance standards.
  14. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in business/security management, law enforcement, or a related field with fifteen years of progressive corporate risk management, security, and/or safety program management experience. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer that seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


  • Strong project management skills.
  • Consistently delivers on commitments and achieves expected business results.
  • Strong client orientation.
  • Business acumen.
  • Strong financial skills including P&L, forecasting, and budget analysis.
  • Able to analyze complex data and develop innovative recommendations and solutions.
  • Able to interact effectively in written, verbal, and presentation formats, at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Serve as an effective team leader.
  • Able to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Frequent sitting and, standing, and/or walking.
  • Travel, as required.

Salary & Benefits Information:
Rate of pay: $250000 / year.

Benefit options include employer-paid life and AD&D, voluntary life and AD&D, medical, (HSA) Health Savings Account, (FSA) Flexible Savings Account, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(K), paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays) and several employee assistance-related programs. This information provides a brief benefit overview. Upon the acceptance of an employment offer, the new employee will receive comprehensive plan details based on specific eligibility rules.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law. Pinkerton also adheres to all local, state, federal, and country hiring requirements.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.