Director, Corporate Security in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description



This position reports directly to the VP, Assistant General Counsel, and is accountable for the development and execution of the organization’s security risk management strategy and related programs. Specifically, this position is responsible for all aspects of security risk management with respect to the viability and survivability of the enterprise: Operational, Financial and Strategic. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These include:

  • Strategy Design and Implementation: In close collaboration with KDP senior business and functional leaders, develop a formal, documented, risk-driven global security strategy. Ensure that, at minimum, the strategy: (1) defines the program’s mission, vision, goals, organizational chart and structure, strategic program components, special focus areas and the processes and resources required to maintain and improve the program; (2) establishes clear and specific operational priorities to achieve these goals within a three-to-five-year period; (3) oversee its day-to-day implementation across the enterprise; and (4) ensures the security strategy supports the diverse needs food safety, employee safety, asset protection and other KDP business models.
  • Risk Assessment and Information Gathering: Understand and assess the risks, threats and vulnerabilities confronting the organization and continuously align business and security resources behind these in a prioritized, risk-driven manner. Gather intelligence and information to assess the risk and exposure of KDP personnel in the cities and areas in which KDP employees or assets are located and business is conducted. Monitor, on a continuous basis, all security threats (such as criminal threats, natural disasters or city-specific events) with potential implications for the program’s protective and due diligence mission and objectives.
  • Organizational Resilience and Preparedness: Lead and direct the KDP’s preparation for events that could disrupt the continuity of business operations including targeted attacks (e.g., physical); natural events (e.g., floods, tornados, hurricanes); and criminal activity (e.g., fraud, embezzlement, theft). In addition to continuity of operations, oversee the KDP’s emergency response and crisis management communication. As part of this focus, undertake a robust approach to incident prevention, response, management and recovery.
  • Protection of Human Capital, Core Assets, Information and Reputation: Ensure the security of the KDP’s financial, physical and intangible assets through a balanced, holistic and integrated approach to the following:
    • People: Identify, develop and maintain the skills and capabilities of the internal and external security personnel assigned to the corporate security program at a best-practice level, including implementing training programs for security and non-security personnel regarding pertinent security or risk mitigation topics.
      • Workplace Violence Prevention and Threat Assessment: Develop KDP-wide initiatives including active shooter planning, behavioral threat assessment, threat management strategies and support, policy development, threat assessment team management, and employee training and awareness.
    • Process: Define, develop and implement security policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines as they pertain to all facets of security risk management.
    • Technology: Maintain and implement technology and state-of-the-art equipment related to providing world-class security risk management services.
  • Financial Planning, Budgeting and Performance Tracking: Manage, plan and forecast the operational and capital budgets for the KDP security program. Track program performance using an organized and systematic methodology of metrics, measurement and security scorecards; report to appropriate senior leadership.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Maintain effective liaison with all internal and external stakeholders in the viability and success of the enterprise, including federal, state and local law enforcement, intelligence, homeland security and industry regulatory agencies and their representatives as well as, where appropriate, media, investors, shareholders and strategic business partners.


Requirements

Expertise, Skills and Abilities

The qualifications listed below are essential:

  • Very strong network of security resources, contacts and established relationships around the world; an extensive first-hand knowledge of various cultures and business practices worldwide; and an acute understanding of the commonalities and differences in addressing corporate security objectives and imperatives.
  • Exceptional leadership skills including visioning, strategic planning and critical thinking.
  • Expertise in achieving high performance results in a diverse corporate environment – including business and financial analytical capabilities and the ability to communicate, collaborate and earn trust with internal stakeholders across the company’s functions, divisions, business units and regions.
  • Expertise in managing and directing security staff and support personnel in the administration of corporate security and executive protection duties.
  • Ability to stay current with the laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the company’s industry and an ability to understand precisely how these evolving mandates impact the objectives, protocols and practices of the corporate security team.
  • Ability to prepare clear and succinct written and oral communications for presentation to the company’s senior management team.
  • Ability to persuade and influence internal partners in matters associated with corporate security programs or initiatives.
  • Proven track record in building, motivating and leading a professional team attuned to organizational culture, responsive to business needs and committed to integrity and best practices.
  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful, high-profile, sensitive and rapidly changing situations.

Education and Experience

The candidate must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience in working and/or leading a corporate or government security program, or both. Advanced education is a plus and enhances the candidate’s credentials. Degrees in law, business administration, accounting and finance, security management, information systems management or criminal justice are preferred. The combination of experience and education will be taken into consideration. 

Memberships, Licenses and Certifications

Membership in recognized security organizations such as American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), International Security Management Association (ISMA) or other professional security associations is strongly suggested. 



Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.