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Zurich NA Business Continuity Planning Consultant in Pierre, South Dakota

Business Continuity Planning Consultant


Zurich is seeking a Business Continuity Planning Consultant to join the Business Resilience Team within Business Services. Ideally this position will work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL, however, may consider other Zurich office locations within the U.S.

In this role you will manage the development, implementation and maintenance of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program ensuring that all relevant processes of the business continuity and crisis management program are in adherence with the Internal Control Framework (ICF), Risk Policy and Group BCM Standards. This position provides consultation and support in order to prepare the Business Divisions (BDs) to respond to and recover from general incidents, man-made and/or natural disasters.

  • Provides leadership, guidance, direction, education & awareness of the BCM Program to Business Division management on all aspects of the BCM Program including but not limited to: a. the analysis, preparation and maintenance of Business Impact Analysis (BIA), risk and threat analysis, functional assessments, recovery strategies, key personnel, critical vendor, business continuity planning and exercising; b. coordinate BD engagement with GIT facilitating the development of recovery strategies in line with business requirements; c. provides critical business process and supporting application information from the BIA with GIT Disaster Recovery, and external vendors.

  • Develops and oversees the implementation of the incident and crisis management framework including scenarios, exercises to test business recovery strategies and business continuity plans.

  • Supports day-to-day activities done in the BDs to conduct notification exercises, respond to actual incidents and provide lessons learned sharing of information across the Region and the Group.

  • Is available 24 X 7 to respond to incidents.

  • Participates in BCM activities as needed, including but not limited to, BCM Training, BCM tool consultation, and coordination with Group Risk Management regarding operational risk assessments.

  • Provide necessary technical subject matter content for all aspects of BCM training programs.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the BCM area


• Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the BCM area


• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the BCM area


• Experience in state and federal regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters Degree: MBA

• Previous experience in Business Continuity or Crisis Management

• Project management experience

• Knowledge of business process and change management, performance metrics and measures, process mapping, data collection and problem solving

• Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) designation

• Insurance and/or banking industry experience

• Ability to put together and conduct training programs

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Remote Work (US), AM - Schaumburg, AM - Illinois Virtual Office

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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