Witt O'Brien's is the leader in crisis and emergency management. We help our clients prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster. Our mission is to make them readyRESILIENT.
Our highly skilled experts protect lives, communities and businesses in both the private and public sectors. We do that with innovative services that combine decades of front-line disaster experience with out-of-the-box thinking, to generate the best outcome for our clients. As the threat of disruption from both man-made and natural disasters increases, our solutions have never been in greater demand.
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that protects and strengthens communities and businesses? If you are looking for all these opportunities and more, then Witt O'Brien's is the right fit for you.
We are seeking the best and brightest talent to help us take our organization to the next level. We offer a stimulating work environment with a growth-oriented dynamism. Our compensation and benefits package is highly competitive, to encourage happy and motivated employees.
Reports to: Grace Burley
Position Location: Menlo Park, CA (Candidate will need to relocate)
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
We are a growing consulting firm in need of a reliable and talented Sr. Business Continuity Specialist. Your work as Sr. Business Continuity Specialist will make a real difference as you support our high-profile client located in Silicon Valley with various tasks, including maintaining and maturing the business continuity program. Edged between tactical and strategic, this integral role will assist with the implementation of a world-class business continuity program. Your work will directly impact our ability to improve resiliency and protect the company's people, assets and reputation.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting activities related to will play an integral part of the resiliency team, partnering with leaders throughout the organization. This is a mid-to senior level role that directly supports the Global Business Continuity Manager. This role requires a good understanding of adaptive business continuity planning strategy and business operations, especially in an information technology organization. We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible and confident individual with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with minimal supervision. If this sounds like you, then you have found the right fit in Witt O'Brien's.
The candidate will perform the following essential functions:
Work closely with the Global Business Continuity Manager to develop and implement a transformative world-class business continuity program
Work with team to implement program policy, guidelines, methodology, for developing cross-functional teams' business continuity plans
Provide input, and manage content on the Business Continuity SharePoint and Intranet sites
Facilitate collaboration with cross functional teams and ability to influence informally across different teams
Support the team to develop and participate in presentations of business continuity information to stakeholders of all levels
Assist in the development and conduct of business continuity training and exercises
Track and report teams' compliance with business continuity guidelines
Provide the team with professional, specialized skills, including business continuity, planning, project management, problem analysis/resolution and strategic planning.
Work with the team to define policies, parameters, methods, and tools for business continuity that are required across all operating businesses.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
The candidate should possess the following:
Strong experience driving cross-organizational projects to resolution
Ability to work well in cross-organizational and cross-functional teams
Strong Project and Process Management experience
Familiarity with tableau and any business continuity tools
Experience with Knowledge base and collaborative tools such as: Confluence and SharePoint
Ability to communicate effectively and adapt quickly
Experience working with a large global company
Distinctive problem-solving and analytical skills combined with strong business acumen and technical ability
Education and Experience Requirements
The candidate must possess the following education and experience requirements:
Degree: Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Engineering, Computer Science, Technical Communications, Emergency Management/Business Continuity or similar fields; or equivalent practical experience
Years of Experience: Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years of experience in a business continuity
This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It recognizes that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.
Commitment to Diversity
Witt O'Brien's is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals with a passion for public safety, emergency management, homeland security, disaster response, and continuity of operations.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.