Business Continuity Manager
Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a
true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the
lives of clients and communities in the Washington, D.C. region for 150
years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be
the perfect fit for you!
Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial
services company focused on creating remarkable experiences for our employees,
clients, shareholders and communities. We are proud to be recognized by The Washington Post and the Baltimore
Sun as a 2019 Top Workplace, as well as Forbes magazine as the #1
Bank in Maryland for 2019. It is our employees who play an integral role in
shaping who we are as a company and upholding what matter most to us: people
To help us attract the highest quality
individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who
qualify. We offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple
retirement savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health
care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career development
opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so much
more, making Sandy Spring Bank a desirable place to work and build a career.
Location: Columbia, MD
Sandy Spring Bank is currently
recruiting for a Business Continuity Manager in the Security Department. If
you are the chosen candidate, you will be responsible for developing,
implementing, maintaining, and managing the Company’s Business Continuity
Program for recovery from all types of business disruptions and risks,
(natural, technical, geopolitical, accidental, workforce, and supplier) across
the Bank’s footprint, and with all business lines.
-Program operating framework, maintaining
business continuity plans, risk assessment, business impact analysis,
exercising, training and awareness, and program improvement. Maintain the BC Program governance framework,
to include its Charter, policies, operating structure, monthly Business
Continuity Committee agenda, standards and guidelines.
-Facilitate the development, exercising and
maintenance of response, recovery and restoration plans to deal with a broad
range of emerging or newly recognized risks that could cause disruptions in
business operations. These risks include, but are not limited to,
weather-related events, fires, pandemics, terrorist acts, criminal acts, or
political or social turmoil.
-Work across various internal and external
groups to ensure the success and effectiveness of the BC Program, working with
the Business Continuity Committee Members, Risk Management, Vendor Management,
internal lines of business/departmental managers, suppliers and business
partners, government agencies/first responders, utilities, insurance firms and
-Work closely with business units, the IT
department, information and physical security, and external parties to
establish and regularly review key business strategies in alignment with BC
needs, including the recovery and restoration of mission-critical business
processes, personnel, data and equipment. Advise business units and the IT department on conducting risk
assessments and business impact analyses; developing appropriate business
disruption risk mitigation strategies and controls; and creating, implementing,
exercising, and maintaining BC and disaster recovery plans.
-Performs other administrative duties and
responsibilities that may be reasonable and under the direction of the
Director, and the Business Continuity Committee.
bachelor's degree in business, business continuity, crisis management, risk
management, IT, or related field is required.
Continuity certifications and NIMS/ICS certification are a plus.
3. Minimum of
two years' experience in implementing BC, IT, disaster recovery and crisis
management plans is required. Experience
in BC/IT disaster recovery within the Financial Industry is preferred.
in defining, implementing and enforcing risk-based standards, processes and
procedures for responding to disruptions in business or IT operations.
Experience in teaching and/or working with workgroups and teams as well as
self-directed professionals to meet goals across multiple business lines and
working as a liaison with regulatory bodies, government agencies, and other
compliance-oriented entities — internal and external is a plus.
in creating and defining new operational models and procedures, and explaining
complex problems or situations
7. The ability
to work the time needed to succeed under potentially stressful conditions, such
as business-related crises in the event of a disruption or disaster.
organizational skills to track multiple priorities along with excellent
writing, grammar, and proof reading skills will be utilized.
computer skill level with word processing, spreadsheets, and database
applications (Outlook, SharePoint, Excel and WORD).
requires diverse internal and external contacts in furnishing and obtaining
11. Position includes exposure to
information of a highly confidential nature requiring confidentiality, tact and
Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace environment and perform pre-employment
substance abuse testing.
If you require a reasonable
accommodation to apply for a position, please call our job line at
1-800-399-5919 and select option 5. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.