Foster City, CA, United States
Manager, It, Sciences
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.