Event & Crisis Readiness Senior Specialist

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Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you'll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

  • Build, execute and continuously improve security policies, planning protocols and operating procedures for off-site events, coordinating closely with Executive team, 3rd party vendors and external event management
  • Lead and coordinate corporate event security activities, including conducting physical site surveys, conduct travel and venue risk assessments prior to events and build risk-informed security plans coordinating with 3rd party vendors
  • Develop and implement corporate security policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure the protection and continuity of company operations, assets, and employees
  • Lead and coordinate crisis management activities, including the creation and maintenance of crisis response plans and teams
  • Strengthen the culture, process, and embedment of staff and organizational preparedness through training and exercise initiatives
  • Oversee the design and delivery of security awareness training programs to educate employees on potential threats and best practices for prevention and manage high-risk or large scale business- and/or life-safety related incidents in accordance with documented processes, including managing day-to-day operational aspects of crisis management
  • Accountable for tracking and regular reporting, indicating compliance with annual program requirements
  • Manage relationships with external security vendors, consultants, and law enforcement agencies as necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest security trends, technologies, and regulatory requirements, and provide recommendations for improvements
  • When necessary, conduct incident investigations, report on findings, and implement corrective actions to prevent future security breaches
  • Maintain effective communication channels with key stakeholders, including executive management, Commercial, Strategy, HR, IT, and Legal departments
  • Foster a culture of security awareness and compliance throughout the organization.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director, Security and Fire Protection

The Event & Crisis Readiness Sr. Specialist position requires 24/7 availability for incident response through an established on-call rotation.

Location & Travel Expectations: The role will be based out of Scout Motors corporate location in Novi, MI and requires regular attendance at one of the corporate or commercial facilities. Applicants should expect regular business travel (domestic and international) will be required with an estimate of 30-40% initially for the first 2-3 years.

What you'll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience plus a BA/BS in a relevant field, OR 6+ years and MS/MA/MBA in a relevant field such as Security Management, Criminal Justice, or Business Administration. Relevant certifications or equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing event security planning and implementation through third party vendors and teams with at least 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • 5 years of experience in a corporate or public-sector emergency or crisis management program, including participation in a crisis/incident/emergency management program as a team member, leader, or program manager.
  • Strong in-depth knowledge of security principles, standards, and regulations (e.g., ISO 22301, ISO 31000, NIST) and their practical application.
  • Fluency with comprehensive safety and security models, including risk assessment methodologies, executive protection protocols and active and passive security measures.
  • Excellent understanding of crisis management principles and experience in developing and implementing crisis response plans with demonstrated experience managing complex, large-scale exercises that span multiple teams and multiple countries across the globe.
  • Experience managing a corrective actions program and developing strategies to remediate identified business risks.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering effective security awareness training programs, ideally within a large-scale industrial environment.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to identify and assess potential risks and develop effective mitigation strategies.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications such as National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) are highly desirable.
  • Ability to work and take decisions independently, handle multiple priorities, and adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team, with a focus on fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal regulations related to security and emergency management.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $120,000 - $140,000

Internal leveling code: IC8

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.