Director, Physical Security Operations, Stamford


Global Leading Research & Advisory Organisation

Director, Physical Security Operations, Stamford

As a director you’ll demonstrate subject matter expertise in physical security operations, with a clear understanding of risk management principles. The Director will manage Gartner’s physical security program worldwide, ensuring all facilities and assets are adequately protected from all hazards. The Director will also provide counsel to global real estate and capital planning on all security matters pertaining to new builds or retrofits. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with little or no supervision, be exceedingly well organized, flexible, should enjoy the challenges of working on an entrepreneurial team, and must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive business information.

This role will report to Gartner’s Vice President of Global Security & Safety

What you’ll do -

  • Apply security risk management industry best practices and leverage open source intelligence to conduct threat and vulnerability assessments, develop risk frameworks, and drive security mitigation programs
  • Develop and execute a worldwide physical security strategy, incorporating people, process and technology elements at all locations
  • Apply understanding of physical security infrastructure and/or IT networks to drive smart, risk-based investments in security technology
  • Actively participate in crisis planning and response activities to build resilience within Gartner facilities, assets, and personnel
  • Provide counsel to global real estate and capital planning on all security matters pertaining to new builds or retrofits.
  • Develop and deliver security training and awareness programs to Gartner associates worldwide

Job Requirements:

What you’ll need –
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, International Security, Political Science, Engineering, or other relevant field required; Masters or other terminal degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience desired, preferably a combination of relevant U.S. Government agencies or military organizations, and private sector security organizations
  • Deep familiarity with security risk management best practices, including requirement development, data aggregation and synthesis, and application
  • Ability to apply skills developed in previous roles to complex client issues in the commercial security sector
  • Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to identify and define objectives while managing resources within a budget plan
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated presentation and communications skills and ability to speak to senior audiences with subject matter mastery

Special Requirements:
  • The candidate should have the ability to travel up to 35% and have a current U.S. passport
  • The candidate may be required to work evening or weekend hours in the event of a security incidents
What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:
  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mind-set are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance-based recognition and rewards

About Gartner:

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. We work with every client to research, analyse and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

Job ID 00018237

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