Working under moderate supervision, the Business Continuity Specialist will support all aspects of the enterprise wide Business Continuity program and responses from the Crisis Management Team.
This role will assist in developing, documenting and testing business continuity and crisis management strategies that comply with applicable regulations and aligns with Wawanesa’s strategic plan
Assists in the development of our Business Continuity plans and procedures.
Coordinates the review, maintenance and testing of our Business Continuity plans, working with business leaders to ensure these plans remain valid.
Works closely with all business units to identify critical processes, systems and tasks to develop recovery objectives and priorities.
Assists in conducting business impact assessments to identify Business Continuity requirements and plan enhancements.
Prepares and distributes exercise reports and monitors status of action items.
Coordinates the review, maintenance and testing of the Incident Response plan working with the Crisis Management Team to ensure the plan is valid
Maintains up to date information detailing the status of all Business Continuity plans and preparedness.
Prepares regular status updates for presentation to the Business Continuity Steering committee.
Contributes to promoting company awareness of Business Continuity policy, standards, plans, processes and arrangements.
Coordinates the use of emergency communications and messaging through our Emergency Notification system.
Develops continuity scenarios and plans for critical processes.
Coordinates, assesses and communicates requirements associated with business impact, continuity and recovery.
Assists in creation of development of a formal Business Continuity training and awareness program.
Provides 24x7 on call support for any emergency which may require activation of all or part of the Business Continuity plan.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Post-secondary degree in Information Technology or in a related discipline or equivalent experience
Minimum 3 years of experience, in roles of increasing responsibility, in business continuity management, risk management or a related field, with hands-
on experience in BIA, BCP strategy development, BCP Plan development and maintenance and plan exercising
Excellent communication skills with an ability to form strong relationships at all organization levels
Proven analytical skills with ability to link and interpret information and situations
Detail-oriented, conscientious, consistent, accurate and thorough
Provides service excellence to internal and external customers
Critical judgment, decision making & problem-solving abilities
Ability and willingness to travel to, and work at, various Company locations (4 times per year)
Certification in, or working towards, the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI, FBCI) or Disaster Recovery Institute (CFCP, CBCP) required
Understanding of BCM program maturity levels relative to industry would also be an asset
Knowledge of the insurance industry would be an asset