The Business Continuity Manager is responsible for bringing Octane to the next level of Business Continuity & Resilience planning, manage our plan, and take the lead to coordinate teams’ efforts in times of crisis. 

Octane will go through a large oversight initiative in 2022 where all business line processes and procedures will be assessed. Through this program the BC lead will be able to build requirements for business continuity, define BCP governance overall and for business lines. Once set, the Lead will manage the BC program and ensure all related activities take place timely. 

The BC lead will be responsible for 

  • Assessing the maturity level of Octane’s BCP program 
  • Drive discussions with leadership on the target maturity level and type of disaster in scope 
  • Recommend existing tools, frameworks, or best practices for business continuity - Manage project to bring Octane to target BCP maturity level 
  • Work with business lines to develop business impact analysis and business continuity plans 
  • Report on business lines’ compliance with our BCP program 
  • Manage the creation of business continuity tests 
  • Identify gaps following tests, or in the business unit recovery strategies - Ensure that a remediation plan is in place for closing those gaps, and follow through completion 

Operationally, the BC lead will be the main point of contact on emergency situations to provide essential communication and ensure the plan is executed. To prepare for such emergencies, the lead will also organize recovery exercises. 

These operational responsibilities will be: 

  • Devise a way for BCP stakeholders to be warned of potential events 
  • Review potential events, triage, and trigger BCP plan when needed 
  • Responsible for stakeholders and enterprise-wide communication during crisis - Create and coordinate post-mortem 
  • Organize and lead exercises such as active shooter drill, call tree 

In this role, the Lead will interact with leads of all business lines: Loan servicing, Credit operations, Sales, Finance, IT, Engineering, People, Risk. The position reports to the Director of Security Risk and Resilience, within the Risk Governance and Operations team. The team represents the 2nd line of defense and is staffed with experts of governance, operational risk, data reporting, and cybersecurity. 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Science plus 4+ years experience in business continuity, crisis management or business resiliency 
  • After hours and weekends work may be required during emergency situations
  • 2+ years experience managing projects 
  • Certified business continuity professional or similar BCP certification or education - Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Excellent analytical skills

Benefits

  • Robust Health Care Plans (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Up to 5 weeks PTO (self-managed)
  • Retirement Plan (401k) with Company contribution 
  • Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement up to $3K/year 
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term / Long Term Disability & Life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

Octane Lending is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment

 

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