• Subject Matter Expert/Thought Leader III

    Job Location(s) US-CA-MONTEREY PARK
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/5/2019 5:21 PM)
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    Contract (Full-Time)
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  • Overview

    Reporting to Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in the Second Line of Defense (SLoD), the Business Continuity Engagement Manager (BCEM) is responsible for strategic development of SLoD risk assessment services as well as credible review and challenge of the tactical implementation of all core activities of the Business Continuity Planning framework (Business Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis, Business Continuity Plan development, and Business Continuity Plan testing).


    Management or Supervision: Indicate # of employees managed or supervised, either directly or indirectly.

    No direct supervision of employees. Coordinates with First Line of Defense and varying levels of management.


    • As the Second Line of Defense (SLoD) Engagement Manager to multiple business areas, supports and manages strategic execution of the BC Planning risk assessment framework and its related components including but not limited to (Business Impact Analysis, Dependency Analysis, Business Continuity Plan development, and Business Continuity Plan testing). Responsibilities include:
    • Providing support to First Line of Defense (FLoD) with completion of the full Business Continuity Planning life-cycle and enterprise solutions
    • Performs targeted assessments as well as review and challenge of FLoD for all core activities of the Business Continuity Planning framework inclusive of gap risk measurement, mitigation strategies, and material risk identification.
    • Ensures BCM and the entities' roles and responsibilities, timelines, and requirements are clear and in adherence to corporate policies and standards
    • Drives the socialization, adoption, consistent and appropriate implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the BCM framework, policies, standards, methods, etc. across many entities.
    • Centrally understands and drives BCM risk management technology requirements. This includes development of BC Planning system requirements, identifying improvement opportunities to increase efficiency and ensure alignment with changes to BCP lifecycle, participating in UAT.
      Subject matter expertise on regulatory requirements and defining threats and risk scenarios in order to provide recommendations on changes or program enhancements required to address such risks and threats.
    • Acts as a Business Continuity Management advocate towards the front line business units ensuring business buy-in and facilitating integration of second line frameworks policies, standards and minimum requirements
    • Aids in Board and senior management reporting
    • Performs BCM awareness training relating to BCM Risk Management, including new and changing policies, standards, and methodologies
    • Assesses BC/DR risks and policy/standard/procedure compliance relating to controls design, FLoD testing processes, FLoD testing results and sample based testing (including 3rd party serviced)
    • Provides support of Internal Audits and Regulatory Exams
    • Ensures FLoD program compliance and maturity through KPI monitoring and performing targeted assessment reviews
    • Understand and apply internal policies/procedures, laws and regulations (internal and external including delivery of RFPs, RFIs, and managing to regulatory requirements including but not limited to: FFIEC, OCC, FINRA, Federal Reserve


    • Demonstrated strong skills in applying Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning principles to various levels (staff, management and executive) of the company.
    • Knowledge of mainframe and client/server environments.
    • Demonstrated human relation skills to effectively interact with peers, subordinates, internal and external customers and vendors.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organization, analytical, problem solving, communication, and prioritization skills
    • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate individuals and teams.
    • Advanced presentation skills and oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent project management skills, which include task identification, project planning, and ability to understand scope of recovery efforts, ability to coordinate critical activities during continuity exercises and events, and proficiency with tools required to pull project together.
    • Advanced analytical skills
    • Self starter with the ability to work independently.
    • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including (but not limited to) Word, Excel, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint
    • Demonstrated knowledge in activities related to crisis and emergency management.
    • Willingness to travel
    • May require evening or weekend work
    • Crisis situations may require longer than normal work days and weeks

    Education, Licensure, Experience:

    • Minimum of 10 years practical Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and/Crisis Management experience as applied in a business and technical environment in the banking or financial industry preferred
    • Professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute, International or from The Business Continuity Institute (e.g. ABCP, CBCP, MBCP, MBCI, CRP and/or other Business Continuity or industry related certifications preferred
    • BS in Financial Services, Computer Sciences, or Engineering preferred, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
    • Archer Business Continuity, SendWordNow experience is a plus

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

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    Main Focus: Business Continuity Risk Management Second Line of Defense Risk Assessments consisting of Targeted Assessments, Review and Challenge Assessments, Advisory Assessments.


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