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Director of Security Programs

Date Posted: May 8, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New York : New York    


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is seeking a Security Program Lead.  The individual will be responsible for the creation, implementation and management of broad security programs and play a broad operational support and integration role.



Key Responsibilities: 

Build global security programs and manage or transition to functional and operational teams.

  • Solicit subject matter expertise internally and externally and conduct current state assessments to build requirements for each program.
  • Develop program business cases that highlight security risks not addressed, possible mitigation options, resources required, timing & action, and measurements.
  • Design training programs for business leaders and security staff on key security programs, policies and adherence.
  • Provide assistance to regional and local business units in educating and advising on security risks, corporate policies, programs and solutions. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise on security issues to senior business leaders as required.
  • Support operational coordination between GS Functional and Regional Heads with the MetLife Security Operations Center.
  • Potential programs include Site and Physical Security, Travel Security, Emergency Response/Life Safety and Workplace Violence (experience with these programs preferred but not required.)


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

  • Experience developing programs and process analysis
  • 5+ years operational and management experience in a corporate security organization.
  • 3-5 years of project management experience, PMP preferred
  • Understanding and experience with security systems.
  • Experience developing training programs.
  • Experience in building and maintaining metrics.
  • Experienced in working within a fast paced, complex, dynamic and multi-cultural business environment
  • Experienced in managing multiple projects simultaneously and providing effective support to all functions and individuals within the corporate structure.
  • Wise use of discretion with ability to gain trust of business leaders and others to discuss and respond to sensitive issues.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.




  • Experienced in multiple corporate security disciplines such as: physical security, emergency management, travel security and crisis management
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience with MS Project, and highly adept with MS Office platform
  • Bachelor’s degree required.



  • ASIS CPP certification preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 81001 

Nearest Major Market: New York City