• Competitive
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Credit Suisse -
  • 17 Oct 18

Head of Business Continuity Readiness VP # 116971

We Offer
The position reports into the Americas Regional Head of Business Continuity Management, who reports to the Global Head of BCM, who in turn reports into the CRO division.

You will have responsibility for managing the Readiness Team in the Americas. The Readiness Team is responsible for Readiness Assessment which includes ensuring BCM documentation is reviewed, Business Recovery Plans and IT DR solutions are regularly tested and have successfully proven their capability to meet the defined Recovery Time Objectives. This person will chair the IT DR Governance committee and have regular meetings with senior IT management. The person will also be part of the BCM Americas Management Team.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a key contact for business continuity management readiness for their respective support area(s).
  • Organize and manage regular BCM DR Tests simulating the loss of the various production sites and the use of the existing recovery sites based on one or more impact types.
  • Facilitate and coordinate Industry/Street-wide DR test activities with exchanges, counterparties and vendors.
  • Facilitate and coordinate Command and Control structure during BCM DR Tests and building powerdowns of the New York and Princeton campus.
  • Conduct recovery site review and assessments to help ensure site readiness and currency.
  • Coordinate with Corporate Services and IT teams to identify gaps and track status of actions/issues.
  • Provide mentorship and training to staff on BCM concepts, methodology, regulations, contingency requirements and tools (via workshops, table-top exercises, individual meetings, webcast tutorials).
  • Review DR Dashboard status and application readiness with various application teams across the firm.
  • Review application recovery guides and conduct walkthroughs to support BCM driven DR Test, as required.
  • Review business process flows and test scripts and provide guidance, as required.
  • Provide expertise knowledge and guidance on DR solutions.
  • Work closely with BCM colleagues locally and in other regions to understand global and local regulatory and compliance requirements for BCP/DR.

Credit Suisse maintains a Working Flexibility Policy, subject to the terms as set forth in the Credit Suisse United States Employment Handbook.

You Offer
Skills/Experience:
  • Experienced individual with minimum 5 years involvement in the financial services industry preferably gained in a line support role within infrastructure or application support; Business Continuity experience a plus.
  • You have Line and Project management experience is preferred.
  • You have strong people/management leadership skills is a requirement.
  • You have a deep understanding of the securities regulatory environment in Americas.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to build relationships with people at all levels.
  • You have familiarity in use of main PC based applications e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Access.
  • You have problem solving and influencing skills.
  • You have the ability to assimilate large amount of information and make judgments based on specified criteria.
  • Big picture - you can step back and understand the context of problems before applying analytical skills to address the issues.
  • You are a strong team leader with the ability to galvanize support of others where possible.