Business Continuity Analyst

  • The Standard
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
Full time Banking Finance

Job Description

Overview If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you ll fit in at The Standard ( ). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.

The Standard is currently seeking a Business Continuity Analyst to join our team. The Business Continuity Analyst directly supports the Business Continuity (BC) Program and is responsible for working with the Sr. Director of Business Continuity and business/functional leaders in developing and maintaining the functional/location specific business continuity plans. They will ensure documentation and other relevant business continuity activity is conducted within the business continuity policy guidelines and as directed by the Sr. Director of Business Continuity and the Business Continuity Steering Committee.

Collaborate with the business managers, business continuity leads/teams and infrastructure teams to identify the operations, processes and technologies required in building and maintaining optimal continuity plans. Ensure operationally effective and compliant programs are developed and in place to ensure recovery of the business.

  • Develop, enhance, implement and maintain business continuity processes, procedures, standards, guidelines and tools/templates.
  • Support systems used for the BC program and provide training in their use.
  • Annually and as needed, identify critical functions, processes and locations.
  • Provide analytical support and reporting for risk assessment and BC program metrics.
  • Consult with and provide guidance to the business lines in the area of planning, testing and other processes and required.
  • Support business impact analysis efforts to validate that business continuity plans have appropriate response procedures to mitigate exposure to regulatory, financial and reputational impacts.
  • Maintain the currency of recovery capabilities, equipment and continuity plan documents in accordance with the organization s strategic direction.
  • Coordinate business unit schedules to maintain business continuity plans and participate in business continuity exercises.
  • Perform periodic reviews and tests of established business continuity and crisis management plans and procedures, report findings to management and make recommendations for improvements as needed.
  • Contribute thought leadership to business continuity practices.
  • Develop and conduct awareness and training on resilience and preparedness at work and at home.
  • Coordinate with IT resources on the connection between disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Ensure capable coverage 24 X 7 to support the emergency operations center (crisis management team) in the event of a business disruption
  • Bachelor s Degree in a Technical Discipline or business-related field; Master s Degree Preferred.
  • 5+ Years of Experience in a Business Continuity and Crisis Management role.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal & influencing skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal) with all levels of the organization, as well as external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Financial and Insurance experience required, with knowledge of business line operations, processes, systems/technology, and business continuity planning tools.
  • Experience performing business continuity planning and/or providing guidance to the business lines in the areas of business continuity planning and testing.
  • CBCP Certification or Similar Industry Certification highly desired.
Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc. and StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

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