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Allied Universal Account Manager-Global Security Operations Center in Arlington, Virginia

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Full Time $110,000 - $130,000

Account Manager

The Amazon Corporate Security “Global Security Operations Center” (GSOC) program is rapidly evolving; with multiple locations around the globe, meeting the dynamic needs of our corporate customers requires flexibility, bias for action, and skills ranging from security support to crisis response to customer service. To further support this continuously growing enterprise, we seek Account Managers (AMs) who will be accountable for day-to-day operations in our Headquarters locations of Seattle, WA, and Arlington, VA. AMs must excel in people management, program oversight, and project delivery in a dynamic, high-intensity environment. Successful candidates will have a proven track-record establishing and supporting resilient, customer-obsessed organizations capable of delivering results across a spectrum of needs in challenging operating conditions.

Department: Amazon Corporate Security

Location: Seattle, WA; Arlington, VA

Employment Type: Full Time

The Account Manager will serve as the senior vendor representative on-site at Amazon Corporate Security's GSOCs. The AMs will be responsible for day-to-day account and personnel management, as well as triage or serve as a conduit to the client for significant life-safety or other customer-related escalations and concerns. The AMs provide oversight to operational teams as well as teams of specialized experts in areas such as knowledge management, technology, and training. The AMs thus provide senior-level personnel management and general oversight to a large, diverse team, with growth expected locally and globally.

Currently recruiting for two (2) full-time contracted positions, with one located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, WA and the other in Crystal City/National Landing in Arlington, VA.

Essential Functions -

Account Management

  • Oversee the day-to-day account management, including regular client interactions about the status of the account, status of account-related action items and mitigations, and status of the overall account budget and burn rate according to pre-determined categories.

Operational Oversight

  • Provide strategic direction and, as required, direct guidance to Operations Managers and their subordinates to manage activities and emerging issues that occur during the 24/7 shift cadence, including physical security, safety, and business continuity events.

  • Serve as the senior Allied representative for any escalations related to breaking events or the team’s implementation of approved policies and procedures. Use professional judgement to determine those escalations that require client awareness and/or engagement.

  • Provide necessary oversight to ensure initial crisis management functions are undertaken in response to breaking events and appropriately handed over to regional crisis leads and other stakeholders for incident escalation and response.

Personnel Management

  • Serve as line manager to Shift Operations Managers and expert team leads, and skip-level manager to their subordinates.

  • Ensure appropriate staffing coverage and alignment of responsibilities across shifts and expert teams.

  • Ensure day-to-day management of personnel on the account, including hiring/selection, scheduling, payroll, and performance support.

  • Ensure onboarding, training and continuous learning, and performance support-related programs, projects, and tasks, are appropriately carried out.

  • Work within Allied structures to help personnel across teams reach their performance potential in assigned roles and meet broader professional development goals.

  • Manage performance- or behavior-related staff concerns and issues as required within the hierarchical structure and in accordance with company policies.

Strategic Vision and Continuous Improvement

  • Serve as a senior-level contributor to strategic discussions about the direction of the global program and programmatic evolutions that expand and improve GSOC services and customer experience.

  • Oversee staff contributions to the development and/or maintenance of policies and procedures impacting GSOC efficacy.

  • Ensure operational implementation of technology and process changes in accordance with approved change management plans.

  • Monitor and track metrics and key performance indicators for biweekly and quarterly review as required by the client contract.

Financial Oversight

  • Oversee scheduling to ensure all critical posts are filled and billed in accordance to the work order.

  • Conduct final invoice review and correct errors prior to invoice submission.

  • Contribute to substantive discussions with client about unexpected budgetary needs and future budget requirements.

  • Ensure all required reporting and contractual compliance requirements are met.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Five (5) years’ experience managing a dynamic, large-scale contract involving multiple personnel within their direct or indirect purview and/or a significant budget.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a direct manager-of-record across multiple levels of organizational hierarchy, to include mid-level managers.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, to include briefing senior client representatives and editing final products for business leader and customer consumption.

  • Experience gathering and analyzing data or managing individuals performing such functions to create metrics that support positive change and continuous improvement recommendations.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan for and effectively manage change involving processes, policies, and/or technology.

  • Proven ability to successfully and positively manage conflict within and across cross-functional teams.

  • Proven confidence and effectiveness managing high-intensity, dynamic situations.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and reprioritize according to situation or client expectations.

  • Professional judgement to escalate issues to client with a solutions-oriented mindset and presentation.

  • Demonstrated comfort with technology, with ability to quickly navigate and oversee the use of multiple systems and applications.

Preferred Qualifications (In addition or in lieu of related Basic Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree and/or professional certifications related to crisis management, project management, business continuity, Lean/Six Sigma principles, or in related fields.

  • Eight (8) or more years’ experience managing a large-scale contract involving at multiple personnel within their direct or indirect purview and/or a multi-million dollar budget.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness and driver of excellence as manager-of-record to diverse, cross-functional teams that includes direct, simultaneous oversight of at least 10 subordinates.

  • Demonstrated experience and proven abilities to oversee the management of cross-functional teams in high-intensity, high-pressure environments or situations.

  • Noteworthy emotional intelligence, as demonstrated through leadership and management skills and activities, such as mentoring and/or proactively identifying customer needs before they are articulated or articulable.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, requirements, skills, and standards required to perform essential job functions.

Allied Universal® provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to people and businesses within our local communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: www.AUS.com .

We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Allied Universal® provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to people and businesses within our local communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: www.AUS.com .

We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Job ID: 2021-563092

Location: United States-Virginia-Arlington

Job Category: Account Manager, Management

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