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REQUISITION TITLE: Associate Director, Security Operations


CONTACT NAME: Kirstine O'Kelley


CONTACT URL: http://novartis.contacthr.com/24246382


BASE PAY: Competitive

HIGH BASE PAY: Competitive


CITY: Emeryville




JOB FUNCTION: Intelligence/Security Services

JOB TYPE: Direct




JOB DESCRIPTION: A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement.
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A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. Incumbent is responsible for the protection of EMV Site personnel, physical assets and intellectual property through analysis of security risks and the development/implementation of mitigation programs and plans.

Develop and maintain written Site Security strategy plans, policies, standards and operations procedures manual
. Determine security risks and mitigation requirements for supply chain and the site.
. Conduct site vulnerability assessment
. Ensure alignment & compliance with applicable corporate and regulatory requirements.
. Provide clear understanding of site security role and expectations.
. Ensure efficient use of Novartis resources.

Management of Vendor relationships with external service providers
. Contract development /structure, Documentation of Novartis requirements / Scope definition
. Cost budgeting, monitoring and forecasting
. Performance measurement and oversight
. Cross-functional support coordination

Develop and maintain Site Fire / Life Safety System strategy, policies, standards and processes
. Ensure alignment & compliance with applicable corporate and regulatory requirements.
. Performance measurement and oversight
. Planning & Execution of inspections, preventive maintenance and system impairments

Engage site business unit leadership to ensure security requirements are understood and addressed in line with Business Unit and Site Strategies.

Provide dignitary and executive protection support as required

Provide leadership during crisis management events

Support site capital & expense projects by provision of security requirements and on-going project consultation.

Responsible for development and maintenance of relationships with a wide range of external Novartis entities, including City of Emeryville, Government Agencies focused on Law Enforcement and Fire Protection, and private sector security managers to specifically include those from the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

Collection of criminal and critic intelligence and dissemination to business functions as required to drive mitigation planning

Support development and maintenance of employee traveller security and medical emergency programs

Provide assistance to Novartis Global Security Team as needed:
. Executive security support throughout the U.S. and European Continent
. Conduct compliance investigations

Act as SME as it relates to the security of the Dx supply chain and related

Other activities as assigned by direct manager

10 - 15% travel anticipated


Education (minimum/desirable):

BA/BS degree in Business Management, Security Management, or equivalent combinations of education and security related experience required.


Some secondary education and or training in security or business programs required.
CPP or other recognized industry certification a plus.
English fluency (written & oral) required

Relevant Experiences

Minimum 15 years previous experience; corporate security, military, or law enforcement

Minimum of 5 years managerial experience with security operations within pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

Experience in the following security disciplines: human asset protection, physical asset protection, technology and electronic security systems, information protection, investigations, physical security project support, business continuity planning, incident command systems and supply chain security (C-TPAT).

Minimum of 3 years' experience in performing security investigations in a diverse range of business settings; e.g. Due diligence investigation, preservation of crime scene, evidence collection and chain of custody, witness/suspect interviews, law enforcement liaison, incident report documentation, supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting , CCTV and electronic access documentation review. Formal investigative training sponsored by ASIS and/or Reid Technique training a plus.

Minimum of 3 years' experience in management of external service providers.
Experience in developing and maintaining successful relationships with external law enforcement agencies is preferred.

Minimum of 3 years' experience with managing of fire life safety systems to include detection and suppression systems. Must be able to interpret, enforce, and execute all Novartis, State, and Federal regulations

Strong technical experience on security risks associated with biotech/ research operations To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:

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