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Senior Manager, Security
U.S. Marine Corps - Gunnery Sergeant, Weapons Repairman / Water Survival Instructor

I am responsible for overall physical security of Takeda Boston which includes all access control, security systems, Security Command Center, risk management and security planning. I work with Human Resources and Legal regularly and am involved in all space planning and construction projects to ensure Security is always considered in the design of our workspace. The job also entails frequent collaboration with Internal Communications and Event/Meeting Planning and Quality Assurance. I am a key member of the crisis management team and am one of four site incident commanders. On a global scale, I sit on the Travel Safety Council which developed and now oversees the company’s TravelSafe program.


A hiring manager needs to see your transferable skills on your resume. Stating that you were a platoon commander and participated in Operation XYZ doesn’t tell the hiring manager what you will be able to do for the company. However, stating that you were responsible for developing and leading a high performance team in extremely stressful and life threatening environments speaks strongly to leadership skills. Stress your abilities to analyze difficult problems, develop a solution and execute the solution in a timely and effective manner. The strongest attribute former military people have is the “can-do” attitude and the drive to get the job done. No excuses.

My ability to lead people is my strongest asset. This includes direct leadership of a team, but also the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization to accomplish key objectives. Business professionals have a misperception that military people only know how to give orders when the reality is that the more prevalent skill is the ability to foster respect and lead by influencing.

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