Business Resiliency Continuity Planning Manager

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jan 13, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:
Freddie Mac's Business Resiliency Team protects corporate assets from significant business interruptions by optimizing risk management and building operational resiliency. Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!
Our Impact:
The team is comprised of four verticals including Strategy & Governance, Planning, Assurance, and Crisis Management. The Planning team oversees development of enterprise and divisional continuity plans and requirements to manage and recover from disruptions to facilities; business processing; technology services and capabilities and/or human resources.
Your Impact:
The Continuity Planning Manager will use knowledge of enterprise and industry standards; organizational strategy and risk appetite to 1) ensure the identification, documentation, and analysis of operational business resilience requirements; 2) conduct cyclical Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Continuity Planning in support of business functions across all Divisions, and 3) identify, measure and report on resiliency planning risks and concerns.

The Continuity Planning Manager supports:
Resiliency Planning:
  • Drive efforts across the organization to perform and implement BIAs and leverage BIA outputs to develop Business Continuity Plans (BCPs).
Resiliency Reporting:
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment to ascertain the program effectiveness and report results to management partners, while identifying opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives.
Relationship Management:
  • Collaborate with divisional and enterprise teams to establish, maintain and mature program processes and practices to ensure that the program aligns with industry standards and meets regulatory requirements.

The individual should bring relevant experience operating within a complex organization that requires interacting with and influencing a wide range of business and technology partners!
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience; advanced Degree preferred + 8-10 or more years related experience and 2+ years management experience
  • Experience with implementing an enterprise-wide resiliency platform and ability to identify metrics vital for reporting and monitoring
  • Candidates must have an understanding of IT environments; experience/linkage with business continuity and disaster recovery is a plus
  • Strong communication skills, leadership, collaboration, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Effectively interface with diverse groups (both internal and external)
  • Strong resilience, ability to lead through ambiguity, and persistence to move ahead regardless of barriers
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Strong consultation and communication skills
  • Ability to work with and collaborate across the team and where silos exist
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the Enterprise Operations division
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and how to do things better
  • Comfortable in the space between no longer and not yet
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Operations

FLSA Status:Exempt

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