Business Continuity Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 05-17-2018
Business Continuity Specialist
3 months

NOTE: this is focused on Business Continuity (BC) and Situation Response (SR) plans for the Americas (CN, NA, SA), there are 200 offices.  This role will interact with the business and technology regarding resiliency plans.  Candidate will interact with the business leaders and facilitate/lead BC plans and documentation.  Conduct the annual exercises. This is not a Disaster Recovery person.  The candidate have at least 5 years of BC and crisis management related experience from an international firms, someone who know the best practices and incident management.  PM skills are good to have as this is a details orientated role.  The tool currently being used is SunGard LDRPS which is an older tool; the group will be implementing a new tool - Continuity Logic - this experience that would be a huge plus.

Job description for the temp services
Provide business plan owners and coordinators guidance in the development, update, exercise and execution of detailed Business Continuity (BC) and Situation Response (SR) plans. Develop, facilitate and document complex BCP and SRP exercises. Provides guidance to stakeholders for addressing and mitigating identified issues. Identifies and implements industry best practices and process improvements, and identifies and facilitates relevant colleague training initiatives to ensure plan effectiveness.
Job Requirements
• Acquires and applies broad knowledge of the business, its services, and processes and applying this knowledge when providing guidance to develop, review, exercise, and execute BC and SR plans , processes and procedures to ensure resilience, recover business operations, and facilitate rapid response to a crisis.
• Plans and facilitates comprehensive BC and SR exercises which may include life safety, business interruptions, critical suppliers, and outside business partners
• Advises appropriate contacts and business leaders, assists with updating of technology and/or business practices that effect BC and/or SR. Performs complex risk and gap analysis and recommends mitigation strategies
• Provides incident management for incidents that may require activation of BC and/or SR plans
• Assembles and leads key business leaders and stakeholders to facilitate the development and implementation of key Business and Technology Resilience (BTR) initiatives
• Prepares communications on BTR program and/or plan status and after-action reports to business leaders
Minimum requirements
• 5 or more years business continuity/crisis management experience with an international organization
• Advanced knowledge of business continuity and industry best practices
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
• Experience with SunGard's LDRPS tool and/or Continuity Logic tool Preferred
• CBCP or MBCP or CBCI certification
• Project Management experience
• Analytical and decision-making skills
Thank you,
Doreen Daly
Sr. Recruiter
Frontier Systems Consulting, Inc.
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