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Manager of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Jan 28, 2021 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$125k - $150k Annual

*Candidate will need to be open to work in Lake Forest and Chicago, Position is Bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Manager of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Candidate will develop and manage projects that improve Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery processes. Candidate will manage the Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning and facilitate the improvement and maintenance of each of those plans, taking into account best practices, industry standards and critical areas of focus. Candidate will also be responsible for assessing organizational risk and recommending appropriate BC/DR strategies via a Business Impact Assessment to ensure compliance with business objectives and regulations.


Manage testing and training exercises for all Company entities as defined by Executive Leadership.
Responsible for the availability and accuracy of BC/DR plans and documentation.
Responsible for ensuring BC/DR plans are updated and improved to meet Company's needs and validate those plan changes with live tests and tabletop exercises with various areas of the global business.
Manages a team. This person has the authority to hire and performance manage the team.
Job leads/supervises/manages 2-5 employees
Conduct meetings with all GIS departments on a rotational basis to determine BC/DR readiness. Perform validation live tests and tabletop exercises. Interface with more than 100 designated Company departmental BC representatives to assist them in BC/DR plan development. Maintain any tools associated with the delivery of these duties.
Work with Senior Executives to ensure an understanding of risk areas and the importance of BC/DR planning.
Responsible for BC/DR Internal Audit and regulatory compliance obligations.
Present to executive leadership findings and results of risk analysis, tests and assessments.
Work with global business unit leadership to establish programs within their organizations to facilitate the assessment, planning and testing of BC/DR efforts.
Responsible for all BC/DR training programs for all departments and locations documenting any gaps discovered and facilitating closure.
Responsible for BC/DR support and oversight for the key locations.
Leads periodic call notification tests with all departments, including C-level executives.
Effectively manage a budget that meets the goals and objectives of the BC/DR function as required by the business.
Serve as the executive advisor for all BC/DR functions and deliverables.
Manage, develop and mentor a team and associated consultants in their duties to deliver BC/DR capabilities.


College degree or equivalent with emphasis on Computer Science courses.
Candidate should have experience Managing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery efforts and programs in fortune 500 size companies.
Requires great inter-personal, executive communications and budget planning and management skills. Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII).

Reference: 1073987312

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