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Account Manager - Vancouver, Security Services 1

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  Operations and Administration

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Surrey, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

GardaWorld’s Pacific Region is expanding at a rapid rate, and we are looking to add an energetic security professional (Account Manager) to add to our security services team based out of Vancouver, to specialize in our retail portfolio.


Account Manager Mandate:

GardaWorld Account Managers play an important role in the operational structure of the company with responsibility for maintaining and enhancing high profile customer relationships.  They also play a key role in enhancing relationships with our uniform staff, supporting them and working with them to ensure GardaWorld is delivering a high level of service to our clients while creating a positive work environment that supports and develops our staff.


Job description

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Enhancing & retaining a high-profile account through interactive solutions;
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate professionalism in the management of clients;
  • Develop and implement plans for operational infrastructure, change management, special projects;
  • Manage continual operational improvement of assigned portfolio;
  • Ensure consistent adherence of corporate standards as well as ISO and COR compliance;
  • Work with the team to ensure budget goals are met or exceeded;
  • Ensure operational efficiencies in branch operations;
  • Mentor and coach Field Managers, Mobile Supervisors and Security Officers with a relentless focus on exceeding customer expectations;
  • Provide subject matter expertise in navigating unique client needs.

Day to Day Tasks

Working in our Pacific Region Head Office located in Burnaby, BC, as well as remotely in the field with our clients and staff you will:

  • Act as lead and key contact in customer and field staff relationships
  • Liaise with our National Team to support local initiatives and contracts
  • Ensure innovative, creative and effective solutions are delivered to our clients in a timely manner
  • Build and improve client relationships
  • Collaborate with other team members, both in the Pacific Region and across Canada in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Liaise with both office managements as well as client management and supervisors

Skill requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  • Dynamic leader with strong business acumen
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to listen, analyze and understand client and staff needs
  • Well organized and with a sense of priorities
  • Strong organizational and decision-making skills/judgement
  • Autonomous with a good sense of adaptation to stress management
  • Well organized and with a sense of priorities
  • Be an effective communicator;
  • Be knowledgeable of security/risk management concepts and application processes and display a high level of professional and ethical conduct in all interactions with the client, other potential customers and employees.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or ASIS International certification will be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience in the security or related industry
  • Experience working in the retail vertical is preferred (ie. loss prevention)
  • Excellent oral and written communication 
  • Ability to lead and coach a large team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Customer Relationship Management software
  • Available for travel throughout the lower mainland
  • Desire to work in a face paced, rapidly developing business unit of an international security company


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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