Verizon Business Continuity Technology and Supplier Risk Consultant in Cary, North Carolina

What you’ll be doing...

Individual will provide program management support for the Business Continuity program, with a specific focus to ensure high quality technical plans and tests are completed with internal departmental teams and key suppliers identified through our formal Supplier Risk Management program. Primary responsibilities are to:

  • Lead designated initiatives with internal technical teams and key suppliers to identify opportunities to improve existing or develop new technical disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

  • Lead designated technical risk assessments of existing Verizon and supplier technical systems, infrastructure, and related third-parties.

  • Identify and recommend viable preventative measures to minimize the likelihood of a disruption to Verizon and critical supplier technical systems, and follow through on the results of selected implementations with the appropriate teams.

  • Lead designated components of the Supplier Risk Management program, which will include a variety of activities, such as the assessment and determination of risk based on initial and detailed documentation reviews, and the follow up on potential issues and concerns within Verizon and with the suppliers.

  • Lead projects with internal technical teams and key suppliers to develop and conduct relevant and challenging tests of their technical disaster recovery plans.

  • Lead designated aspects and coordinate with internal Network and IT system owners and other Business Continuity program personnel on system planning and testing activity to enhance reliability, availability, and performance of functions, systems, and suppliers.

  • Ensure compliance with Business Continuity program requirements for designated suppliers and internal functional teams, through participation and engagement in plan development activities for hands on knowledge of expectations, strategies and tools.

  • Coordinate designated components of the Business Continuity program such as: business impact analysis updates, risk assessments, document management, contact list maintenance, Emergency Operation Center resources, notification systems, and business continuity planning software.

  • Support internal teams and suppliers during actual incident responses, for example researching threats, impacts and resources, to include deployment for on-site support, as appropriate.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field, or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Willingness to travel and be on-call if necessary.

Even better if you have:

  • Masters of Business Administration, or Master’s degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of high availability, geographically diverse, and cloud based computer systems.

  • Ability to independently perform system analysis, design reviews, and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in an ever-changing environment, while maintaining attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and G-Suite.

  • Effective team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of responsibility and with customers and suppliers.

  • Experience in business continuity or emergency management profession.

  • Certified Business Continuity Professional.

  • Working knowledge of the telecommunications industry.

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams in a highly dynamic environment.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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