Business Continuity Specialist

Dublin, Ireland
08 Aug 2022
08 Sep 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Reporting to the Primark Business Continuity Manager, our Business Continuity Specialist will assist in maintaining and improving the business continuity program to improve resiliency and protect Primark’s brand and reputation. The Specialist is part of a team, the purpose of which is to work at a strategic level, focused on partnering with key stakeholders to design and test Business Continuity Plans. This role requires a significant understanding of business continuity planning methodologies and support of critical business operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, monitors, and ensures implementation of crisis management and business continuity plans with Business Continuity Plan Owners, Champions and Coordinators providing response, recovery, and tactical plans to resume business operations following a business interruption or disaster.
  • Analyses company-wide initiatives and contingency plans to ensure the stability of critical business functions, processes & systems within a specific timeframe and to minimise loss and financial risk.
  • Develop schedules and materials for Business Continuity training/awareness activities to ensure that business continuity teams are trained and proficient in implementing the business continuity plans.
  • Works with line management and Business Continuity Manager to design and test Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
  • Coordinate business recovery simulation exercises (Walk-throughs, Tabletops, Remote, etc).
  • Administer and manage content on the Business Continuity SharePoint and Intranet sites
  • Manage emergency communications with employees, Administer emergency communications tools such as Everbridge, WhatsApp
  • Support the Global, National & Functional Crisis Management Teams to include, scheduling conference calls, supporting emergency communications, preparing and distributing status updates, guiding decision-making, ensuring execution of action items, and creating post-incident reports
  • Support business continuity related initiatives, to include site selection, strategy development, in-house training.
  • Support the on-call monitoring of global events.

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Educated to a bachelor’s degree level+
  • Knowledge or experience in business continuity planning - commensurate with 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience working in a large organisation with multi-currency and multi-national exposure is preferable
  • Formal Project Management qualification (PMP/PRINCE 2 Practitioner)
  • Very strong analytical skills and the ability to produce relevant, coherent, succinct information analysis for all levels of management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Very strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Must be able to interact and work efficiently and effectively with employees across the organisation
  • Strong administrative skills, including effectiveness in developing project plans to achieve target dates
  • Demonstrate initiative with strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and pro-actively

Why work with us?

At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals and our competitive salary rewards this. We'll provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. We’re always open when talking about your development, supporting with further education or in house solutions. We also offer flexible working, a 2pm finish on Fridays so you can start your weekend early, health care and bonus.

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age or any other diversity factors. Please inform your recruiter if you would like to request an accommodation within the application and interview process. All information disclosed with be kept confidential

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