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Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Global Physical Security Director

Boston, MA

You will be a key member of a small, agile, and diverse global team responsible for protecting the security and safety of our employees, assets, business operations and reputation worldwide. You will be forward-thinking, innovative, and help lead-as well as deliver--continuous improvement of BCG's physical security operations.

This is a global role driving the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the organization's physical security operations and strategy. You will be a subject matter expert with significant knowledge and global experience in physical security technology, enterprise access control systems, operational excellence, performance metrics, and GSOC implementation and delivery.

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You will partner with other internal teams, external vendors, and physical security peers such as global real estate, IT, information security, enterprise resiliency, crisis management, business continuity, and local, regional, and global leadership to drive key initiatives critical to developing and maturing current processes. You will partner with Global Risk, InfoSecurity and IT to test and validate the program ensuring performance in relation to operating norms and standards.

You will combine a solid understanding of industry trends in these areas with robust commercial awareness of the corporate security industry, technology suppliers and vendors.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the physical security program and develop, monitor, and measure critical operational objectives and performance metrics that lead to proactive and anticipatory decision making.

You will have an understanding of the threat landscape and material property and personnel risks facing BCG and have a proven track record of embedding a cohesive security risk management framework and best practices into an organization.

You will also be expected to support all aspects of our team's output. BCG is a consensus culture and a key to success in this role will be the ability to manage risk and compliance, effectively communicate with key stakeholders and foster collaboration and partnership in a way that supports and enables our business.

You will report to the Executive Director, Security and Sustainability, and serve as BCG's principal source of expertise on physical and technical security globally.

You will need to be independent and self-directed and be comfortable and effective working on a virtual team within a matrix reporting relationship.
Coordinating physical safety and security of our assets and people
Developing and driving operational consistency in core physical security technology and GSOC programs, processes and procedures ensuring employees and customers have a reliable, dependable, and consistent experience globally.
Researching and deploying technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to safeguard BCG's assets
Coordinating with the Global Real Estate team on the design and implementation of physical and technical security installations across our global real estate portfolio and managing associated integration vendors
Conducting security risk assessments in support of office openings
Owning and maintaining our Physical Security Minimum Standards, ensuring compliance with metrics and reporting; collaborating with other functions to ensure the standards remain relevant; supporting our global offices to implement these standards
Supporting the analysis and dissemination of global risk, threat, and intelligence information to internal customers
Supporting the assessment of global events that may impact BCG's people, facilities, business operations and reputation
Program management in support of the development, delivery and ongoing maturity of our security initiative, such as standing up and managing a GSOC
Being ready to support BCG's incident response teams respond to adverse events
Driving physical security safety and security strategy development and execution, in line with business priorities
Formulating strategic plans in partnership with the broader leadership team and translating strategic priorities into action
Developing and implementing policies related to physical security
Preparing business cases to support leadership discussions; formulating recommendations and business cases
Liaising with and influencing key stakeholders across cohorts to increase awareness of and support for the safety and security agenda
Leading global teams in the deployment and operation of physical security projects and programs and ensuring effective collaboration across cross-functional teams
Effectively engaging with stakeholders at all levels to manage and drive transformational change and adoption of new security measures smoothly.

Effective communication and training
Effectively communicating with key stakeholders and leadership a compelling and comprehensive set of outcomes to be achieved, with the presence and influence to define and enforce high standards for programs
Promoting and engaging in cross-functional interfaces, support, and program development between security and functions such as Real Estate, Meetings, IT, office operations, etc.
Developing and maintaining network and relationships with relevant high-level international counterparts to include in-country security and international security agencies, intelligence and private sector counterparts worldwide
Supporting the development and delivery of BCG's safety and security training programs
Leadership, impact and change
Successfully influencing and driving consensus in a global, decentralized and matrix environment with both internal clients as well as suppliers, with sometimes conflicting or competing priorities
Challenging traditional ways of doing things in a respectful and collaborative manner - moving beyond the obvious
Operating successfully in international, cross-functional and ambiguous settings
Effectively influencing up, down and across


Excitement for a role that continues to evolve, grow and change over time
Bachelor's degree or international equivalent in a relevant discipline
12+ years' relevant experience in the international security arena with a major global corporation, preferably a professional services firm or similar industry
Must have experience with physical security design in a corporate environment (new-build and refurbishment projects), managing security-industry vendors, and GSOC development and coordination
Experience managing project issues/risks, and an ability to communicate complex technical issues effectively to non-technical users
Strong change management experience in a global enterprise
Experience and a proven track record in working across cultural boundaries, within a complex matrix structured organization
Excellent command of the English language
Skilled in MS PowerPoint and MS Excel
* Travel up to 10%: particularly at on-set to establish relationships

A variety of cohorts and functions across the company from consulting staff through senior leadership as well as external vendors in additional to the other members of the Global Security team. You will report to the Global Executive Director, Security and Sustainability.

Client-provided location(s): Boston, MA, USA
Job ID: Boston_Consulting_Group-22096BR_1001
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Sabbatical
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • 401(K)
    • Performance Bonus
    • Profit Sharing
    • Company Equity
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)