The Sr. Manager of Physical Security is responsible for the implementation and management of all safety and security programs and initiatives to ensure a safe environment for all employees, vendors, and personnel. Support all areas in their security needs and be an integral part of the Places facility team. Establishing working relationships with local police and fire departments, as well as with facility reports and others. Demonstrates and abides by company Core Values and the operating principles set forth, while maintaining 100% compliance w/all staff training.
As a leader you’ll demonstrate subject matter expertise in physical security operations, with a clear understanding of risk management principles. You will manage Ancestry’s physical security program worldwide, ensuring all facilities and assets are adequately protected from all hazards. You 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 into the Head of Places, on the People & Places Team.
What will I be doing?
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 Ancestry’s 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 Ancestry employees worldwide
Serve as primary liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement
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
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 incident
Internal Number: 18-359
Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in 100 million family trees, 10 billion historical records, and the world's largest consumer genomics database with 7 million genotypes, to help people make discoveries about where they come from, who they’re related to, and what makes them unique.