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Sysco Senior Director, Physical Security & Asset Protection in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

10+ Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 50%

Job Summary:

The Senior Director of Physical Security and Asset Protection develops, implements, and manages the organization's physical security, risk strategies and programs. The role requires a highly organized, dedicated, security-minded leader with experience supporting enterprise level physical security. As a subject matter expert in physical security, this role will provide guidance and oversight for all company locations, events, meetings, and physical security control projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set and provide the enterprise-wide strategic security and loss prevention vision

  • Develop and implement procedures and practices to protect associates, facilities, contractors, and visitors as well as physical assets

  • Develop programs designed to reduce shrink, loss, and liability exposures and monitor/report effectiveness to ensure leadership is aware of improvements, aberrations, and trends. Conduct root-cause analysis on variances to plan

  • Analyze major areas of shrink using data from investigations and assessments of loss prevention vulnerabilities field site locations

  • Develop loss prevention operations and procedures that incorporate loss prevention reporting, detection and predictive modeling

  • Develop and implement training programs and initiatives to combat and reduce shrink, and enhance safety

  • Responsible for overseeing company asset protection, security, and loss control policies and procedures and keeping up to date on asset protection and security trends, technology and processes.

  • Serves as the subject matter expert on a broad range of security standards and disciplines and drives all asset protection, loss control, and audit initiatives

  • Identify all issues and risks as related to facilities security, to which the company's people and/or assets may be exposed. Conduct risk analysis to determine whether they can be eliminated or minimized.

  • Maintain knowledge of professional and industry practices and governmental regulations; utilize this knowledge to recommend and propose internal policies and procedures

  • Collaborating on development of security plans and operational logistics for executive business travel

  • Travel as needed to conduct advance visits to event sites, partnering with intelligence gathering sources and coordination with local, state, federal and international agencies as needed

  • Provide and coordinate security related services including, but not limited to, executive protection, emergency planning, risk assessments, and special event planning

  • Oversee the timely investigation of security and asset management incidents, report findings and outcomes to leadership

  • Partner with our Ethics & Compliance and Internal Audit teams, as needed, on fraud investigations that require loss prevention and security support

  • Triage, investigate and manage physical security and safety related incidents, including liaising with local law enforcement agencies as required

  • Develop close working relationships with local, federal and state agencies, industry peers and industry groups


  • 10+ years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility within private sector corporate security or a related public sector, government agency or military organization with a minimum of 5 years direct supervisory experience

  • BA or BS required OR at least 15 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree, advanced degree in related field preferred

  • Must have prior experience working in a global multi-national company

  • Experience leading protective security details in the United States and abroad

  • Experience conducting security advances, planning, and managing special events, investigations and risk assessments

  • Working knowledge of event security as required to conduct, assessments and provide recommendations and/or implement the security measures needed to protect VIPs, events, facilities and intellectual property

  • Demonstrates resiliency, sound judgment, integrity, honesty, poise, diplomacy and tact in dealing with business and corporate challenges

  • Experienced at designing, deploying, and administering a physical security monitoring and emergency response center

  • Dynamic experience in crisis and incident response, with a focus on ability to maintain a calm demeanor and continued productivity and efficiency in high-pressure settings

  • Must have a strong knowledge of physical and electronic surveillance security equipment and systems, access control systems, CCTV equipment, and investigations and people management

  • Experience creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and business process documentation

  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in physical security strategies, principles, standards, policies, and procedures

  • Experience defining physical security operating requirements, including responding to alerts and incidents

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to plan, coordinate and manage staff and operations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.