Head of Intellectual Property Protection

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The ideal candidate will be a proven IP protection professional for corporate security and excels at managing a global team. The candidate will lead a global team, be responsible for overseeing the strategy, execution, and quality control of strategic programs that mitigate risk to the business verticals. This is a very collaborative and cross-functional role that partners closely with many Facebook internal teams, Global Security teammates and external security service providers for success.


  • Manage a global team of IP protection professionals, while assessing risks and providing solutions to the business that mitigate those risks to Facebook’s people, assets and reputation.
  • Provide transformational leadership qualities to motivate and engage a global team of FTE and contract employees.
  • Intensively engage with cross-functional key stakeholders to comprehend the business strategy and provide integrated IP protection programs that support the business.
  • Collaborate to translate strategic priorities to goals and recommend & execute on continuous operational synergies.
  • Establish, develop and manage third party security service provider relationships for Global IP Protection Programs.
  • Assist with the management of expenses and annual budget development.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed (20%).
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of proven experience designing, establishing and managing global strategic IP protection programs within organizations
  • 8 + years of experience collaborating within a hardware engineering environment
  • 8 + years of experience working within a corporate security function
  • Experience building relationships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders within different business verticals, as well as with third party vendors and partners
  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional global projects from inception to completion, while working autonomously
  • Analytical and critical thinking experience
  • Experience in MS Office Suite
  • Master’s degree (MBA, MS or MA)
  • Physical security program management experience
  • Supply chain security experience
  • CTPAT program knowledge
  • TAPA, ASIS or other professional security organization memberships
Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com .

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