Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Manager

Management Consulting Firm #020


· Develops and maintains a business recovery plan and procedure; reviews, revises, and expands existing plans and protocols and ensures plan meets all regulatory requirements and our commitments to our clients.

· Conducts risk assessments for various departments and functions, analyzing potential business impact of unpredictable business interruptions such as natural disasters, security breaches, legal claims, and market disruptions.

· Lead Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and related Playbook recovery strategies

· Partner with infrastructure, application and business teams to develop and maintain recovery procedure runbooks for business applications.

· Develop recovery priorities, timelines, and strategy for proper sequence of recovery components. Assist in defining and measuring Recovery Time and Point Objectives and their resource requirements.

· Collaborates with IT staff to develop and implement best practices to protect and restore data and systems in the event of natural and man-made disasters.

· Design, coordinate and execute BCP/DR test exercises for critical business processes and produce test reports including lessons learned.

· Document any gaps found during testing exercises then track and ensure gap remediation.

· Educate and train IT and business members in practices of technology risk disaster recovery planning.

· Build cross-functional relationships to get buy-in and support

Required Skills/Abilities:

· Thorough understanding of risk management.

· Excellent strategic, problem solving, and analytical skills.

· Familiarity with fundamental IT concepts, infrastructure, cloud & data center technologies is required.

· Ability to think through hypothetical situations and concepts and to identify risks and weaknesses in various business processes.

· Ability to collaborate with others to develop an emergency plan.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or similar field.

· Minimum of three years of IT Business Continuity Planning experience.

· Financial services experience preferred.

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