Business Continuity Planning Officer Business Continuity Planning Officer …

Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 May 20
Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 May 20
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3151747 – Business Continuity Planning Officer

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

The mission of the Fusion Resilience Center is to understand, prepare for, respond to, recover and learn from operational threats and incidents that impact the Firm. Fusion provides an integrated and holistic ability to prepare for and deal with a broad landscape of threats, which may impact the Firm, from cyber and fraud, to technology incidents, weather, natural disasters, geopolitical unrest, terrorist attacks, and pandemics.

Team Profile:

Morgan Stanley has a key requirement for a Business Continuity Planning Officer in London to work as part of a global team to support strategic planning, program development, and fulfilment of internal and external planning and testing requirements. The team is focused on driving continued enhancement to the Firm’s Business Continuity Planning standard to ensure the impact of potentially disruptive incidents can be responded to robustly and promptly in alignment with business objectives and regulatory expectations. The function is also responsible for program governance and reporting, and development and support of Business Continuity tooling and transition of enhancements into production.

The agenda over the next few years includes continued enhancement to both continuity plans and testing scenarios against severe but plausible scenarios in support of business resilience whilst also ensuring alignment with regulatory expectations (e.g. ‘Operational Resilience’).

The Role:

A Business Continuity Planning Officer is required to provide subject matter expertise to both enhance and expand existing programs around Business Continuity Planning and the testing of Business Continuity Plans to ensure that, during a business disruptive incident all Business Units will be able to recover and perform critical business processes and limit the impact of the incident to the Firm. A successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of these enhancements by working closely with stakeholders from across the organization.


Primary Responsibilities:

- Drive Business Continuity Planning program requirements by providing guidance and direction to assigned Business Unit Stakeholders to ensure their Business Continuity Plans are in accordance with the Firm’s Business Continuity Management Policy and Procedures

- Ensure assigned Business Unit Business Continuity Plans are updated, tested and signed off in accordance with the Firm’s Business Continuity Management Policy

- Provide Business Continuity Planning tool training as required

- Perform enhanced quality assurance of Business Continuity Plans on an ongoing basis and document findings for Business Unit Stakeholders

- Maintain direct communications via monthly Business Unit planning meetings and activities

- Assist the department in enhancing, formalizing and standardizing the business planning process

- Coordinate periodic reviews and tests of established plans and procedures, reporting findings to management and making recommendations for improvements as needed

- Coordinate monthly reporting collation and distribution for program governance and monitoring purposes

- Engage with senior management and participate in governance committees to effectively drive the Business Continuity Planning program

- Actively drive and support local, regional, and global managed projects as required

- Actively drive and support local, regional, and global managed projects as required

- Interact with country management to provide guidance, coordination and support during a disruptive event, including escalation, communication and documenting lessons learned

- Support and participate in 3rd party vendor testing table-top exercises

- Conduct client engagement sessions, presenting the Firm’s resilience framework and testing regime as part of client 3rd party due diligence assessments

- This role requires some travel within the region.

Skills Required

- Professional experience in a Business Continuity Planning Role

- Understanding of existing and emerging regulatory requirements on the financial sector regarding Business Continuity and Operational Resilience

- Understanding of industry best practices pertaining to Business Continuity Planning and Exercises

- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) with the ability to articulate program enhancements to key stakeholders

- Strong relationship building and influencing skills

- Self-motivated, proactive, and calm under pressure

- Excellent English fluency (verbal & written) is required.

- PC skills: Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

- Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) certification or similar is a plus

- Risk Management, or Technical background a plus

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.