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Business Continuity Planning Manager  

Grade Level:  

To Be Determined.  

Compensation Package:  

To Be Determined. 

Reports To:  

Chief Executive Officer, or Chief Administrative Officer, or Chief Financial Officer.  

Job Statement:

The function of the Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Manager is to lead a senior executive team in developing, testing, and continually upgrading, plans for responding to unexpected disruptions to business operations.  Primary functions of the BCP Manager are to educate all employees concerning the need for effective business contingency plans and motivate all employees to participate effectively in the business continuity planning process. 

Responsibilities:

The BCP Manager is responsible for:

Developing, documenting, and promulgating the rationale for creating and periodically testing business continuity plans.

Defining a policy statement embodying BCP objectives and the overall rationale for the commitment of company resources to BCP.

Chairing an executive BCP committee for establishing BCP policy, procedures, and objectives.

Developing and documenting a BCP model and methodology based on professional industry standards and tailored to the organizations specific needs (the methodology should encompass both a business impact analysis and business continuity plan phase).

Defining business continuity roles and responsibilities throughout the organization.

Facilitating BCP activities at all levels throughout the organization.

Preparing and managing budgets for the BCP function.

Identifying requirements for third party services and products to support business unit operations, data center operations, network operations, infrastructure operations (e.g., BCP software packages, offsite storage of vital records, vital records management software, hot/cold site recovery facilities, replacement equipment vendor contracts).

Negotiating service agreements with third party service and product providers.

Scheduling, planning, documenting, and reporting the results of periodic tests of business continuity plans.

Ensuring that costs for business continuity activities and services are appropriately priced and cost justified using risk based management techniques.

Identifying opportunities for internal capabilities to meet business continuity plans (e.g., reciprocal offsite storage, alternate sites for servers and other computing platforms).

Developing, documenting, and implementing crisis management plans that cover the following phases of crisis management:  identification, reporting, responding, recovering, and resuming normal operations.

Periodically assessing risks to the organization and leading the review and revision of business continuity plans.

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