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Senior Manager, Event Security

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Sep 15, 2023

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Senior Manager, Event Security
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.
Job Description

Senior Manager, Event Security


Reporting to the Associate Director, Corporate Security (Operations), this newly-created position will support Gilead's attendance at key industry conferences and gatherings and ensuring appropriate security measures are in place. This is a site-based position, located at Gilead's corporate HQ in Foster City, CA, with up to 50% travel required to plan and oversee event operations.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Build, execute and continuously improve security policies, planning protocols and operating procedures for off-site events, coordinating closely with Executive Protection team, 3rd party vendors and external event management
  • Collaborate across global Security Operations and Executive Protection teams to conduct travel and venue risk assessments prior to events and build risk-informed security plans
  • Oversee execution of event security plans, including coverage requirements, scheduling and management of 3rd party security personnel
  • Conduct after-action reviews and review current and past trends related to security incidents at events to identify opportunities to update event security policies and procedures
  • Monitor information and intelligence from a variety of sources
  • Develop, maintain, and report relevant metrics for event security procedures and activity

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience plus a BA/BS in a relevant field, 6+ years if MS/MA/MBA
  • Proven track record of successfully managing event security through third party vendors and teams
  • Fluency with comprehensive safety and security models, including risk assessment methodologies, executive protection protocols and active and passive security measures
  • Demonstrated decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to effectively interact with stakeholders at various levels including c-suite

The salary range for this position is: $149,600.00 - $193,600.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.



Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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333 Lakeside Drive
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