80-100k | Contract to Hire | Business Continuity Manager in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

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Job Description

Business Continuity Manager

The manager will provide leadership in coordinating, assessing, developing & communicating recovery environment requirements and contingency plans associated with the company's Business Units to protect the organization in the event that facilities, technology, or resources are unavailable due to an unforeseen disruption. They will provide a very complex project leadership between the technology groups and other company business units, emphasizing regular direct communication.

This position will provide the company with an opportunity to manage the team responsible for oversite and maintenance of the Business Unit contingency plans and processes that are responsible for providing manual / off-line procedures development to mitigate any risk associated with complete or partial failure of facilities, technology systems, or personnel related to an unforeseen disruption.

With minimal supervision, coordinate and facilitate all business continuity planning activities. The person who fills this position is expected to interact with the critical business units and support groups for the purpose of planning, directing, controlling, and maintaining the contingency planning effort. A strong business continuity background is a necessary requirement. This background will enable the applicant to be more effective in a management role. It will enable the candidate to bring to bear the necessary knowledge to interact with the various business units to facilitate their plan development.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume management responsibility for Business Contingency planning efforts with a major focus on assuring the adequacy of business unit contingency plans for critical business areas, functions and applications. To maintain continued operations, asset protection, and loss mitigation in the event of a disruption, coordinating activities of technology resources with the company's business units as required.
  • Work with business unit management to enhance contingency plans, mitigating the effect of a technology system or application failure or problem. Key objectives are that business units can continue to manage the firm's assets, satisfy our regulatory obligations, and maintain our presence in the marketplace.
  • Provide direct communications between the BCP Team, Information Technology Operations, Technology Architecture, Information Security, Engineering Systems, and Systems Application Program Management. Participate in appropriate business unit and development planning meetings and activities. Facilitate timely identification, escalation, resolution, and follow-up for all outstanding issues.
  • Assist the department in enhancing, formalizing, and standardizing the business planning process, including forecasting and tracking mechanisms, across all business units, to facilitate timely accommodation of future company recovery requirements and opportunities.
  • Assume leadership role in developing, coordinating, and maintaining comprehensive business contingency plans and validation methodology, to ensure the firm's ability to recover, in the event of an unforeseen disruption to facilities, technology systems, or applications.
  • Perform all departmental administrative activities, including staff meeting attendance, monthly status reporting, budgeting, strategic planning, expense processing, documentation, and other activities, as assigned, in a timely manner.
  • Provide Business Continuity Planning documentation and training to all employees having a need to understand the Business Continuity Planning process.
  • Perform periodic reviews and tests of established Business Continuity Plans and procedures, reporting findings to management and making recommendations for improvements as needed. This includes:
    • Business Impact Analysis annual reviews
    • Annual or semi-annual Disaster Recovery tests

Job Requirements

Qualification include: •BA/BS in Information Management, Information Technology Preferred •3-5 years’ experience in business continuity, or related fields •Strong analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills •Strong verbal / written communications •Must be able to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively with business partners in remote locations •Strong administrative skills, with effectiveness in developing tasks and managing resources to meet target dates •Must be a leader and a productive team player •Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)