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Business Continuity Manager

Location: NY / JC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire


Business Continuity Manager


JOB LOCATION:  Jersey City


MAIN SKILLS: Business Continuity Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan



Designing, developing, updating, the Business Continuity Plan, (“BCP”) and Disaster Recovery Plan (“DRP’) for the Company. Ensure an effective BCP/DRP governance framework that is consistent with the applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practices/standards. Ensure that the BCP and DRP are developed, maintained and adhered to across the Bank. Assume ownership and management of the overall business recovery process so that the Bank is appropriately prepared for and can respond to unexpected disruptions to normal activities.



  • Provide very complex project leadership between information technology department and other critical business units, emphasizing regular direct communication with application support management. 
  • Responsible for BCP and DRP efforts focusing on assuring the adequacy of business unit contingency plans for critical business areas, functions and applications. To maintain continued operations, asset protection, and loss mitigation in the event of a disruption, coordinating activities of technology resources with the with the Bank’s business units and development groups, as required.
  • Establish and maintain a prudent risk assessment framework which include, but not limited to: i) Dedicated workspace need analysis, ii) Geographic Risk backup sites, iii) Concentration of personnel, iv) Cybersecurity threats (DDOS, Malware), etc.
  • Manage the implementation and day-to-day functions relating to create business continuity plans and procedures, while also managing the business continuity operations within the Bank. Coordinate and facilitate all BCP and DRP activities.
  •  Responsible for ensuring each business unit’s recovery plan is practical and effective. Assist the business units in enhancing, formalizing and standardizing the business planning process, including forecasting and tracking mechanisms to facilitate timely accommodation of future bank recovery requirements and opportunities.


Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, or accounting or management.
  • 7-10 years of breadth of exposure to operations production and technology environment within the financial services industry and/or BCP industry.
  • Reasonable depth of exposure /understanding of BC/DR management and best practices based on applicable banking industry requirements.