Senior Manager, Physical Security-Hybrid

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Leadership.Global.General – 3D City – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Senior Manager Physical Security is hybrid in Northbrook, IL and will lead the management of UL’s physical security systems, procedures, and protocols required to protect UL systems, facilities, and people. In this role, you will  lead a global team that is dedicated to protecting UL’s assets in all regions of the world.  Key physical security activities include facility security, executive security, event security, travel risk security, physical security crisis response, incident reporting, vulnerability assessments and remediation, threat management and forensic analysis. The Senior Manager Physical Security is responsible for the operational and financial performance of their team and the role requires extensive knowledge of security and strong people management skills.




  • Leads and directs the development of UL’s global physical security program and has accountability for the performance and development of geographically diverse physical security staff. Establishes and directs the implementation of appropriate physical security strategies, plans, products, and other access control techniques. Also, identifies emerging vulnerabilities, evaluates associated risks, and threats, and provides countermeasures where necessary
  • Prioritizes, directs, and participates in security audits, risk assessments, and response development.
  • Physical security services will include comprehensive risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, customized security systems design, and security systems build-outs
  • Makes recommendations to executive management for improvements to Security and Safety programs while ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law
  • Manages physical security technologies including access control, badging systems and CCTV. Research and stay informed of industry trends, technology, and communicate the value of each of these solutions to executive management
  • Work closely with representatives of local government to ensure cooperation and coordination of property activities with law enforcement and other government agencies
  • Communicates regularly with business leaders to raise security protection awareness throughout the company.
  • Manages the performance of direct reports by developing accountabilities, establishing performance objectives, providing career counseling, feedback and guidance and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.
  • Read and follow the Underwriters Laboratories Code of Conduct, and follow all physical and digital security practices
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University degree (equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree) in Business, Computer Science or a related field required
  • Generally 10 years of related experience, with 5 years of management experience or 12-15 years of relevant experience


  • Familiarity with physical security activities include facility security, executive security, event security, travel risk security, physical security crisis response, incident reporting, vulnerability assessments and remediation, threat management and forensic analysis is required


  • Law enforcement training and/or leading a corporate security organization experience is required.


  • Excellent presentation and consultative client service skills with an ability to influence and manage key relationships at all levels within the organization. Provides creative solutions with demonstrated effectiveness at both the strategic and tactical levels. Experience managing a sizable internal customer base.


  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with other teams. High desire to collaborate to create and implement effective security policies. Ability to remain calm under pressure and in volatile situations is essential. 


  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to use and interpret data to both guide and validate decisions. Able to build a data story which compels the business to take action.


  • Experience as an Environmental, Health and Safety Professional is a plus


UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.


What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.


Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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