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Security Manager

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California
Start date
Apr 8, 2024

Job Details


BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients.

Title: Security Manager Job Description

The successful candidate for the Security Manager role at BioMarin is a self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. You might not have worked in security for very long, but you have the drive and capability to shape business and program strategy and an appetite to learn the discipline and be successful in this role.

Reporting to the Snr. Director of Global Security, the Security Manager supports various teams across the security group, leveraging data and customer feedback to influence the direction of security and asset protection programs. 

The ideal candidate for this role explores big ideas on security, risk, technology, AI, data, employee engagement and awareness that have a large impact across multiple teams and organizations with a focus on continuous improvement. This role translates broad business problems into specific projects, conducting thorough analysis, implementing continuous improvement initiatives, and communicating results effectively at the operational and senior leadership level.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with stakeholders to align policies and initiatives which remain consistent with BioMarin’s governance and policy frameworks,
  • Driving the implementation of global physical security standards, awareness, education, and staff training
  • Reviewing security processes regularly in partnership with subject matter experts to ensure optimal efficiency and embrace continuous quality improvement.
  • The Security Manager will effectively partner with internal customers in evaluating current and future security services, processes, and initiatives, delivering security team projects from initiation through delivery, and collaborating with counterparts in other functional areas across the enterprise as well as various partner teams.
  • The Security Manager will emphasize and analyze the use of data and customer feedback to optimize program effectiveness, operating with significant autonomy and discretion.
  • Learn and manage the Global Security teams financial commitments. Set up vendor and contract trackers to keep pace with invoicing and submission.

Skills Needed:

  • Digital tech savviness, comfortable with the full array of office, project and co-pilot (or chat GPT) tool set. 
  • Systems and or applications awareness; CCTV, access control, budgeting, mass notification ideal.
  • PPT (or similar) presentation decks with a great eye for visual content
  • Power BI
Education:  BA/BS degree or applicable skills and experiences relevant to the job description.Minimum of 2 years of experience in security, with a proven track record of implementing effective security protocols and procedures.  

A day in the life of a Security Manager at BioMarin:

Imagine starting your day by checking in with your team members, giving them updates on your work, and taking on new tasks to help elevate their projects. If it's budget submission time, you'll confidently navigate BioMarin’s internal financial processes to capture budget details and log them on internal systems to maintain financial compliance.

One of your key objectives is to raise employee awareness around our workplace violence, travel security, and business continuity program. Working with those function leads, you'll be redesigning our internal BioWeb page (intranet) to bring consistent, visually appealing, and informative content to life for our internal audiences. You'll confidently use our Microsoft Pilot AI tool to speed through traditionally time-consuming tasks while maintaining accuracy.

You'll also be trained to be a member of our Emergency Response team, the onsite medical and hazardous emergency response group, and might be called to help an injured employee, update emergency response reports, capture after-action reviews, or present data to drive improvements.

And, of course, you'll have your own training and development goals to work towards, all supported by BioMarin to help you grow. In parallel, you might have joined one of the many ERGs BioMarin supports and will be setting aside time to help plan one of the quarterly events. It's a busy, exciting, and fulfilling day at BioMarin!

The Security Manager will support an environment where diverse ideas and challenges are heard, respected, and discussed, and will actively engage in fostering an inclusive team environment.

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At BioMarin, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse team environment, and we actively engage in promoting representation of underserved communities.

Role is based at HQ in San Rafael, hybrid workstyle requiring 2-4 days onsite per week.   

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.   



BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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