POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR – BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
DEPARTMENT: BISD – ADMINISTRATION
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree in business administration, Computer Science, Finance, Industrial Engineering, or related field; and business contingency planning certification preferred
Experience from each of the following disciplines, totaling 10+ years of experience: business contingency design and implementation; continuity of operations design and implementation; local, state, or regional emergency management collaboration; local, state or regional disaster mitigation program participation; continuity exercise design and administration, risk management required
Five years’ experience in corporate business contingency planning design and implementation required; five years’ experience in emergency management design and implementation; and, project management experience preferred
Management experience required
Work experience in the financial services industry required
Experience using business continuity planning administration and employee notification software preferred
Strong familiarity with investment management or related financial services industry and business process knowledge preferred
Authoritative knowledge of Domestic or International Business Continuity industry standards; business continuity planning, sustainability programs, event response, and disaster recovery strategies required
Organizational knowledge and collaboration with local, state, and national security and emergency management agencies such as: Dept. of Homeland Security, State and/or County Emergency Management, Local Law Enforcement, FEMA required
Responsible for Federated Hermes’ corporate crisis management and business continuity programs including corporate awareness and training
Work with and lead business areas in conducting an annual business impact analysis based on risk to identify gaps in critical dependencies including technology, vendor, people, and facilities.
Ensure appropriate recovery time objectives are set on business processes identifying any gaps and assisting in remediation planning as it relates to critical dependencies
Lead and assist business units in the development, maintenance and testing of viable business recovery plans
Perform quality assurance and oversee the continuous improvement of plans based on real and simulated events
Identify and communicate interdependencies between processes and plans working to ensure expectations are aligned between groups
Lead and assist the information technology division in the development, maintenance and testing of viable recovery plans which support the business unit recovery plans
Coordinate and oversee integration and testing of recovery plans with strategic partners including plan walk throughs, reviews, and tabletop exercises.
Work with technology, security, and business areas to plan and perform an annual enterprise wide exercise
Ensure that business continuity planning priorities are congruent with business risks and concerns as expressed by the Board of Directors, Executive Management and Internal Audit
Responsible for ensuring plans are compliant with existing and new industry regulations
Continue to evolve the strategic and tactical enterprise-wide business continuity framework, designed to mitigate the risk to Federated of actual and potential business interruptions, aligning to the firm’s strategic direction.
Evaluate risk to the firm and inherent to critical business functions, formulates a plan and an approach that prioritizes sustainability needs based upon these risks and criticalities, and ensure business continuity plans are constructed and maintained in support of those needs.
Remain current within the field of business continuity and take advantage of tools available from private, municipal and federal mitigation resources.
Monitor and interface with regulatory and oversight bodies to ensure the firm remains compliant with existing and new business continuity and disaster recovery sanctions, rules, and regulations.
Develop and distribute reports for review by senior management indicating prevention and preparedness levels of each business unit within the firm.
Partner with other risk mitigation units within the firm (audit, compliance, and enterprise-wide risk), to build and strengthen enterprise-wide mitigation efforts.
Responsible for ensuring critical service providers and vendors have proven business continuity plans to meet the firm’s needs during business interruptions.
Provide corporate responses to internal and external inquiries related to business continuity planning.
Provide direction and guidance to direct reports. Evaluate and administer performance appraisals of direct reports
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (overtime as required)
Travel as required
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to communicate with all levels of management
Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills with particular attention given to detail and accuracy
Excellent multitasking skills that provide the flexibility and innovativeness to complete several projects on time and budget
Excellent customer service and people management skills along with solid project management skills
Demonstrate cooperative attitude, flexibility and the ability to work as a member of a team
Results oriented and ability to work independently
Federated Hermes, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with a professional environment.
Only those candidates in whom we have an interest will be contacted.
Internal Number: 8142
About Federated Hermes
For more than 60 years, Federated Hermes has provided world-class investment solutions to financial professionals in the United States and around the world. Federated Hermes' employees have defined the qualities of the company’s success over the decades: a reputation for integrity and excellence, a commitment to customers and employees and a history of longstanding client relationships. While each market cycle brings new opportunities and challenges to the company, Federated Hermes continues to foster employee commitment to excellence in the investment management industry.