Business Continuity Management Analyst
About this role
Job Description: Analyst – Business Continuity Management
Work Location: Wilmington, DE or Princeton, NJ
We are seeking someone who is passionate about working in a multifaceted environment that values proactive and pragmatic solutions. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $9 trillion of assets, we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home, and improve their financial well-being. This role truly offers the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com.
Technology & Operations is the backbone for BlackRock’s client and investment lifecycle. The group’s “Follow the Sun Model” ensures that the firm’s operations are consistent and efficient across all investment products, client channels and regions, helping to deliver a superior client experience and drive scalability. Technology & Operations is driven by a global network of Operating Centers of Excellence, which centralizes knowledge and equips support teams with the data and timely information needed to innovate and deliver on behalf of internal partners and clients.
The Business Continuity Team (BCM) is part of the broader Resilience, Safety and Security team (RSS) which contributes to the continued success of BlackRock through strategic solutions and business services that provide each employee with an efficient, resilient, safe and high-performance work experience.
Enterprise Resilience, Safety and Security is comprised of four key functions – Business Continuity Management (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR), Security and Safety. These teams have the responsibility for ensuring a risk-based management approach to protect BlackRock staff and visitors, reputation, physical and information assets and operations from disruptive events.
The BCM team is responsible for ensuring the resilience of our operations through the documentation and analysis of risks, the creation of plans to mitigate those risks and the exercising of those plans. The team is also responsible for providing a crisis response framework that is used to coordinate activities during disruptive events.
This role will provide direct support to Business Continuity Management program to ensure we maintain a business resiliency, preparedness and response environment in the event of a disaster.
This role will be responsible for working with other members of the BCM team to ensure the delivery of the BCM program.
This role will report to the Americas East Head of BCM and will support regional global operations as required.
As a member of the global BCM team there may be opportunities outside of the region to support the overarching global program implementation or assist other regional implementations. A solid candidate for this position will be able to deliver quality and quantity for both the program and business functions it serves in region and is highly adaptable in crisis situations.
Your key responsibilities:
Develop, implement and maintain business continuity planning in line with global standards and local regulations with business functions in the region.
Conduct periodic Business Impact Analyses, identify recovery requirements and work with the business to develop and implement recovery plans in the event of a business disruption.
Ensure plans are completed qualitatively and in-line with BCM policy and standard requirements.
Ensure recovery strategies are aligned with business requirements and ‘fit for purpose.’
Find opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives.
Manage and support annual business recovery exercises, which may include Dedicated Recovery Sites (DRS), Remote Access, Alternate Office, and Work Transfer, depending on function and location.
Ensure exercise remediation/gaps are acted upon and closed in a timely manner and ensure exercise reports are completed in-line with global standards.
Perform ongoing monitoring of disruptive incidents across the region and coordinate with regional and country stakeholders to ensure appropriate response and communications.
Assist in the coordination of Crisis Management invocations and provide support during emergencies, incidents or crises that require the activation of business continuity plans.
Develop and implement Crisis Management training and tabletop exercises in the region.
Ensure Crisis Team Memberships are appropriately maintained in-line with global Policy and standards.
Manage the emergency notification system and ensure that crisis management staff are appropriately covered by this system.
Education & Awareness
Ensure businesses are proficient in updating business continuity plans, including the use of our BCM planning system.
Coordinate plan walkthroughs and tabletop exercises to raise BCP awareness
Qualification, Experience & Key Competencies:
Bachelors or higher degree (or 2+ years of related job experience)
Strong analytical and data visualization skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
Team player and ready to learn attitude
Willing to provide support during a crisis 24/7/365, if needed
02+ years of working experience in BCM, Security, MIS and Project Management (preferred)
Experience with Security or Health & Safety teams a plus
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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