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VP, Physical Security, Health, Safety, and Environment


Shelton, CT, US


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Vice President

Physical Security, Health, Safety, and Environment


Role Overview:

The Vice President; Physical Security, Health, Safety, and Environment leads these combined functions (PSHSE) for the Richemont Americas Region, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The role oversees all related activities for the Region’s coporate offices, retail boutiques, and operational facilities, leading the development, implementation, and advancement of PSHSE strategies, polices, and practices, in partnership with Group Security and Region leaders, and providing thought leadership and best-practices insights to protect employees and customers, and physical and intellectual assets (excluding information technology). The role serves as a member of the Region’s Executive Leadership Team.


Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Establish collaborative relationships with Country Heads and Maison and Function Leaders to develop, execute, and evolve the Region’s PSHSE strategy.
  • Drive the Richemont Group PSHSE agenda, ensuring timely and effective execution of global initiatives at a local level.
  • Work collaboratively with the Region’s Leaders and Compliance Team to assess PSHSE risk, identify gaps, and create and implement policies and tactical solutions across all locations.
  • Ensure that appropriate PSHSE operating procedures exist, and are understood and adhered to, for all Regional facilities and that synergies with Group processes are maximized, in alignment with Group Security strategy.
  • Manage the consistent and efficient flow of PSHSE information between Group Security and the Region’s work locations, markets, Functions, and Maisons.
  • Partner with Finance to create and oversee the management of relevant budgets.
  • Liaise with other relevant departments to drive the enforcement of Richemont’s Standards of Business Conduct.


Physical Security:

  • Lead and oversee all activities associated with the Region’s 24/7/365 Security Operations Center.
  • Direct the planning and implementation of operational measures, including resource deployment, to ensure protection of persons, assets, products, and operations.
  • Lead periodic risk assessments, in partnership with relevant stakeholders, to determine building and facility exposure, and implement measures to meet necessary standards.
  • Partner with key stakeholders, including HR, Internal Communications, Legal, Maisons, etc. to ensure that physical security priorities and objectives are embedded in the business.
  • As necessary, manage and assist in conducting security related investigations of threats, loss, or misappropriation of assets.
  • Oversee security planning and monitor Maison and/or Function events to ensure that potential risk is suitably mitigated and relevant Richemont policies are applied.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and support all aspects of physical security for construction and refurbishment of the Region’s work locations.
  • Lead the Region’s security team(s) in establishing and implementing the specifications, standards, and requirements for security equipment and systems, and ensure regular maintenance and servicing is provided by vendors.
  • Maintain relationships with third-party suppliers to ensure the effective delivery of security equipment and resources, including quality assurance.
  • Maintain knowledge of security best practices, industry trends, current issues, and technology solutions, and provide ongoing updates and recommendations to Region leadership.
  • Ensure the team’s adherence to the Group Security Values (below).*
  • Lead and/or support Group and Region physical security projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as a liaison to public law enforcement and other corporate security teams, as necessary.


Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE):

  • Lead the development and implementation of HSE policies, regulations, and operational measures to ensure the protection of persons, assets, products, operations, and reputation.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement robust HSE strategies and initiatives that are aligned with each market’s needs and local regulations, as well as the requirements of the relevant Maisons and Functions.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor compliance with HSE policies, systems, regulatory requirements, procedures, and standards.
  • Continually test, communicate, evolve, and, as necessary, oversee the implementation of the Region’s emergency response plan(s) concerning natural disaster, fire, crime, public health, threats, terrorism, etc.
  • Ensure that HSE related policies, procedures, and standards are consistently applied across all work locations through regular communication and training.
  • Represent the company to HSE related authorities, specialties, and third parties.
  • Establish, communicate, and manage HSE KPIs and scorecards.


Incident Management and Crisis Support

  • Monitor risks for incoming/outgoing business travelers and advise on preventive measures.
  • Ensure that Richemont Americas Crisis Management Teams are established, maintained, and trained.
  • As necessary, coordinate with Group Security on the crisis management of all business entities and countries during an incident to ensure an aligned response.
  • With the support of relevant stakeholders, coordinate incident/crisis response activities efficiently and effectively, leveraging all available information and data.
  • Establish and train Incident Management Teams in key locations.
  • Create, communicate, and oversee the implementation of business continuity plans, as necessary.




  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field
  • CPP (Certified Protection Professional) and/or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) preferred


Professional Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in a corporate PSHSE leadership role
  • Experience with crisis management, emergency response planning, and business continuity strategies
  • Experience managing multi-site operations
  • Luxury retail experience strongly preferred



  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to quickly and effectively assess risk, develop solutions, and make immediate decisions to mitigate loss or damage
  • Ability to maintain current understanding of PSHSE best practices
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly to a rapidly evolving situation, utilizing resources appropriately
  • Strong knowledge of security systems, access control, and video surveillance
  • In-depth understanding of federal, state, and local health, safety, and environmental regulations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil
  • Proficient in contract negotiation, contractor management, and project management
  • Strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills Fluent in English; French a plus
  • Strong connection to Richemont Group Security Values (below).*



  • Productive relationships with government agencies and security teams of major corporations; luxury retail industry preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25% of the time


*Group Security Values

Business Knowledge

  • We understand how the value of security solutions can be measured in financial terms.
  • We are always mindful to support the Group in achieving its financial results.
  • We can explain the business value of every security solution.
  • We often talk about and measure the business value of security solutions.

Client Centric

  • We are dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external clients.
  • We are proactive in handling client or stakeholder requests.
  • We ask for feedback and use it for improvements of security services.
  • We are good listeners and use questions to uncover needs.

Team Player

  • We actively help colleagues from other units/countries.
  • We take initiatives to capitalize on synergies across organizational borders.
  • We put the interest of the Group before the interest of our own area.
  • We are aligned and loyal to team decisions.

People Care

  • We inquire, respect and care about other people’s feelings.
  • We establish trust and build effective relationships.
  • We invite others to give feedback and we actively listen.
  • Our attitude shows optimism, engagement, and respect.


At Richemont Americas, We are proud to employ talent from many different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We believe that when diversity and inclusion are fully embraced and empowered, creativity and knowledge emerge to deliver excellence. We continue to work towards creating a workforce that represents the diversity of our clients and our communities.


Richemont offers a generous compensation and benefits package for eligible employees. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.



We care about our associates health and wellbeing and offer a comprehensive benefits program to support you and your loved ones. Our core benefits include medical, dental, and vision programs. Health savings and flexible spending accounts are available to support your financial needs, along with access to the employee assistance program for you and your household members. The company offers income protection solutions including life insurance, disability benefits, and 401(k) with employer match. Understanding the importance of wellness and work-life-balance, our package includes a wellness reimbursement benefit and paid time off. We also encourage associates to give back to their local community by using their volunteer time off days to support important initiatives that drive change.


At Richemont, We Craft the Future!



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Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury