Business Continuity Specialist

Technical Area International Business
Location
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
Hartford, CT
United States
Job Summary

The Business Continuity (BC) Specialist develops, maintains, and administers Business Continuity Management (BCM) strategy, data, and infrastructure through the leadership of decentralized resources (Business Continuity Owners, Leaders and Coordinators) in order to ensure timely and orderly restoration of Business activities in the event of a business interruption.

Full Job Description

The Business Continuity (BC) Specialist develops, maintains, and administers Business Continuity Management (BCM) strategy, data, and infrastructure through the leadership of decentralized resources (Business Continuity Owners, Leaders and Coordinators) in order to ensure timely and orderly restoration of Business activities in the event of a business interruption. This position oversees the identification of BCM exposure and ensures risks are accurately mitigated. Through current and accurately maintained Business Continuity Plans (BCP), as well as identification and addressing emerging disaster threats, this position assists HSB Group in ensuring continuous business operation in a disaster, quick recovery and thus prevention/limitation of losses. Collaborates with HSB Group BC Community and coordinates/aligns with US P&C BCM activities. This role may participate or lead certain projects, as directed.

Required:
Post-secondary degree preferably in Risk Management, Business Continuity Management or Emergency Management or equivalent work experience.
2-3 years’ experience in BCM practices & protocols including BCM standards promoted by BCI, DR, & ISO.
One or more industry certifications related to BCM & auditing.
Leadership and Management experience.
Communication skills: clear and concise, verbally and in writing, using appropriate language and examples; develop presentations fit for the audience; when presenting, ability to read the audience and effectively capture and maintain the audience’s attention through the use of professional presentation techniques.
Business Continuity Community relationships: establish and maintain relationships based on trust, respect; ability to listen and understand the client’s needs to subsequently provide guidance, direction and coaching.
Teamwork: collaborating with domestic and global co-workers and clients to develop and implement effective solutions (HSB Group and US P&C BC Community.)
Facilitation skills: guide and focus working groups to achieve exercise objectives.
Ability to influence.
Composure, level focus, and critical thinking in time of crisis.
Proven training & presentation skills to deliver classes and administer exercises.
Demonstrated report writing skills to generate reports to management and author/publish articles.
Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects, tasks and resources.
Analytical Skills.

Preferred:
3-6 years’ experience in Years of experience in Insurance Operations, BCM, Emergency Response Planning.
Experience with the use and management of business continuity software systems and emergency communication systems.
Knowledge of HSB’s business and how that translates into BCM.