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Global Head of Protective Services (Event Security and Personnel Protection)

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Global Physical Security – Global Head of Protective Services (Event Security and Executive Protection)

This position will be responsible for the leadership and development of people and services within our Event Security and Protective Services team. This position will support SAP events and personnel protection with regards to physical security. The qualified candidate will perform and participate in risk assessments, advise staff on security needs regarding on and off-site
Tier 1 level events/meetings, and be knowledgeable in providing executive protection. This position will be specifically responsible for the development of strategic programs & processes, cross functional relationship with peers and stakeholders, and support of all global security requirements. The qualified candidate will report directly to the Vice President of Global Physical Security.  The Protective Services team is the primary interface with all L-1 level executives and event management to ensure that all security needs, and expectations are met with high quality, industry standard programs and services.



  • Provide senior leadership to the Event Security and Protective Services team
  • Provide industry leading protection for L-1/C-level Executives and other designated employees. This may include residential & aircraft security
  • Manage partner/vendor relations
  • Oversee employee high risk travel, with evacuations as needed
  • Develop and Implement business plans to ensure continued optimal performance and excellent customer service
  • Partner with BCMP to ensure effective implementation of the global crisis management programs  
  • Partner with GPS functional leaders to effectively drive implementation of all programs within scope
  • Create and manage the Protective Services budget and financial business model
  • Support the VP, Global Head of Physical Security as required. Provide response to incidents as required
  • Liaison with internal SAP stakeholders/partners to achieve objectives, develop new programs and leverage resources for program and service delivery
  • Liaison with external industry resources (e.g. law enforcement, government, emergency responders, industry peers & associations, etc.)
  • Identify any personnel problems occurring at SAP Events
  • Respond to Executive or Event emergencies as they arise, ensuring proper communication is sent out to those involved and/or affected, while maintaining proper client/security relationships through the contact and support



  • BS/BA Degree required
  • Industry certifications are preferred, but not required
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of related (EP) and event security experience, combined with a minimum of 7 years of management and leadership experience
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years law enforcement experience
  • Strong understanding of industry specific legislations and compliance requirements 
  • Extensive experience in either law enforcement
  • Proficient with all basic Microsoft computer software programs and communications techniques
  • Ability to communicate and articulate with a high level of proficiency in both the written and verbal format.



  • This position requires extensive travel globally
  • This position requires positive partnership skills, effective communications, and positive human relations in business capabilities
  • This position must be able to perform the full range of very strategic business planning objectives, procedure and business analytics capabilities
  • The selected candidate must maintain all applicable licenses and certifications as required



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SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:310693 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Management | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Global Head of Protective Services (Event Security and Personnel Protection)

Facility:  310693
Posted Date:  Jan 2, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Management
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Newtown Square, PA, US, 19073

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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