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Senior Business Continuity Manager

Company name
BC Management

Foster City, CA, United States

Employment Type

Manager, It, Sciences

Posted on
Jan 09,2019

Valid Through
Apr 24,2019


Senior Business Continuity Manager

Firestorm Solutions, LLC

- Foster City, CA

Job Posting #3017


Senior Business Continuity Manager


Foster City, CA - Local candidates preferred. Candidates will be needed on-site.


: Full-time, Permanent


Based on experience

* Candidates must have authorization in place to work in the USA.

* Offer will be contingent on passing a background check

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The Sr. Manager of Business Continuity reports to the Director, IT within the IT Program Management Office (PMO) group based in Foster City, California.This person is responsible for implementation of the Business continuity strategic and operational roadmaps, contributing to the annual Business Continuity Program goals and objectives required to achieve alignment with the company’s strategic direction and risk profile, as well as managing and coordinating the development, maintenance and testing of existing business continuity plans worldwide.

Effective partnership and teamwork with business partners, proactive mindset, and strong written and verbal communication skills are key success factors for this position.

The Manager of Business Continuity is responsible for managing and coordinating the development of Business Continuity Program for COMPANY sites worldwide.This role also involves but is not limited to:

Execute business continuity strategic and operational roadmaps and program goals and objectives

Develop and maintain Business Continuity Program documentation, including but not limited to policies, standards, governance model, program procedures, and tools and templates

Coordinate with site / business functions to perform Business Continuity Program activities such as Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to identify and document recovery requirements for critical business functions / processes

Coordinate with site / business function to ensure that recovery strategies and BC Plans are developed and tested

Oversee BC Plan testing and exercising process, procedures, and testing materials

Facilitate and coordinate BC Plan tests and exercises

Define, monitor, and gather data to show achievement of key Business Continuity Program performance indicators (KPI) targets in order to report accomplishments and gaps / deficiencies to management

Establish or collect documented evidence of compliance to ensure the BC Program is “audit ready”

Facilitate and manage business continuity-related projects and services performed by external vendors and managed services providers.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

Coordinate and provide oversight of documentation and maintenance of BC plans for COMPANY locations worldwide

In the event of an incident, play a key role in the coordination and communication of business recovery activities and status communications

Execute the business continuity program roadmap

Work closely with BC Program service providers and contingent workers; monitor their adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs); deliver effective feedback to ensure high levels of service to internal business partners

Act in the role of author, or reviewer for documentation related to the business continuity program

Develop and facilitate training on the use of business continuity and crisis management tools, strategies, standards and procedures

Coordinate with IT DR Program Manager to ensure business requirements are being captured and met accordingly

Experience and Education

Knowledge of business impact assessments, risk management, business process recovery planning, crisis management and disaster recovery planning processes

Experience with facilitating and leading risk assessments for various functions within a life sciences organization

Experience with managing and leading incident response and communication plans

Experience with leading, planning and maturing annual plan exercises

Experience with business continuity databases and automated notification systems (e.g. Fusion Risk Management)

Experience with production supply chain management disciplines

Experience with production supply chain management

Knowledge of BC and CM technologies and processes for continuous improvement opportunities

Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience preferred

Strong organization, planning, and program/project management skills

Self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation, facilitation and diplomacy skills

Ability to present to senior leadership

High level of personal integrity consistent with COMPANY’s core values

Ability to travel

Bachelor of Science degree (or international equivalent) in computer science, information systems management, or equivalent

Certifications highly desired (MBCP, CBCP, ABCP, CRISC, etc.)

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

Our client is proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. They maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Company info

BC Management