Business Continuity Planning Lead

Detroit, MI

Post Date: 08/07/2018

The Business Continuity Lead will develop and maintain business continuity plans and protocols to ensure the resumption of critical business functions and minimize information loss in the event of a business disruption (e.g., natural disaster, civil disorder, system failure, epidemic). Will perform business impact analysis to identify continuity requirements. Selects business continuity strategies to be employed in response to various types of business disruption. Documents business continuity plans and protocols and ensures that required supporting information and tools are available for execution of the plans in the event of a disruption. Identifies business continuity risks and provides mitigation recommendations. Advises and participates in improvement initiatives for business functions, IT systems, emergency response, and other business processes with business continuity dependencies. Leads or supports business continuity and IT disaster recovery tests. Supports business function leadership in execution of the business continuity protocols during an actual disruption.

Mandatory skills:
- At least 1 year of experience developing or maintaining Business Continuity Plans
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of information systems technology or business process development experience or at least 7 years of information systems technology or business process development experience

Secondary skills:
- Business process flow documentation and improvement
- Business Continuity Plan development or management
- Tenacity to drive to full solutions - not accepting the “easy answers”
- Excellent organizational skills
- Business writing
- Risk identification and mitigation
- Strong follow-up discipline
- Interviewing skills to learn essential elements and relationships
- Understanding interactions of IT systems and business processes

Education requirement: BA

Years of Experience: 7 

Required/Preferred Certifications: N/A


Rick Simon

Rick is a technical sales and operations management professional within the automotive, defense and manufacturing industries. A career of supporting original equipment manufacturers, the tier supplier base and major defense contractors has presented opportunities within scope of work fulfillment and technical staffing (engineering, design, information technology). The ability to facilitate client projects and assist those with career choices has been an exciting and rewarding journey. His recent concentration in vehicle connectivity (electrification, autonomy, v2v, V2i) and the transformation of manufacturing technology (Industry 4.0) continue to fuel Rick’s interest. Rick excels at relationship building, account management, and employee retention initiatives within the engineering, design and security communities. Rick’s business education continually pushes him to process, processes management and success.

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