Business Continuity Manager in Norfolk, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Vaco Hampton Roads has an immediate need for a Business Continuity Manager for a top financial institution in Norfolk, Va. This position will provide leadership in the areas of business continuity & resiliency and crisis management & preparedness enterprise-wide.

This position will successfully ensure the resiliency of the organizational units; including all tactical details related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the organizational resilience programs that include BIA development, crisis response, and business continuity training, plans and procedures.

Job Description Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing an enterprise-wide business continuity program, for overseeing the maintenance and testing of that program, and for leading the corporate emergency preparedness program.
  • Manage business continuity and resources utilized in maintaining a resilient enterprise; ensuring BCP plans are regularly exercised, reviewed, and updated, including mock-disaster exercises to test existing plans. Determine and qualify program enhancements through an understanding of program gaps and weaknesses on both enterprise and local levels
  • Lead crisis response team during the business continuity and IT disaster recovery events. Coordinate communication and response to events.
  • Partner with the rest of the Service Delivery teams, including the IT DR team to ensure strong process integration, collaboration, robust communications, and clean hand-offs
  • Stay current regarding corporate continuity best practices, trends and technologies; maintain programs to the level of expectation desired by the corporation and site leadership. Communicate updates to interested parties.
  • Develop and deploy corporate-wide training and education programs to promote awareness of BCM programs. Drives policy directives and development of standard operating procedures and related artifacts as required for business continuity, including BCM plans created in collaboration with and maintained for the business.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional Certification desirable: CBCP or MBCP
  • 5-10 years in the direct management of Corporate Business Continuity initiatives and processes, including 3-5 years of management experience; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • Understanding of respective industry best practices (e.g., ISO, COBIT, ITIL)
  • The financial services industry strongly preferred.
  • Strong project management experience and action orientation
  • Must be available 24x7x386 to respond to unplanned incidents
  • Strong peer leadership ability to drive collaboration on BCP plans and crisis response

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed outside and inside an office environment with telephones, printers and personal computers in operation. The position may involve some physical work such as pushing, crawling or lifting. The employee will be required to successfully interact with a diverse group of employees, clients, and management team to perform tasks and complete assigned work.
  • The employee may be required to work evenings and weekends. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.