Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Gulf Bank

  • Kuwait
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
Job Purpose: The position of Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning is responsible for supporting the Head of Policy & Procedures and Business Continuity Planning in executing and maintaining the Business Continuity Plan for Gulf Bank to ensure that in the event of a disaster, emergency or other business interruption the bank is able to resume operations. Also, support in the review and approval of bank wide policies and procedures from a Risk Management perspective.

  • Assist the Unit Head in developing and implementing improvements and efficiencies in all areas of Business Continuity Program (BIA, plan development, BCP/DR testing, simulation exercises, incident monitoring/detection/triage, risk identification and remediation)
  • Supports in maintaining, updating, validating business impact analysis (BIAs) to identify critical applications/systems and recovery capabilities and priorities.
  • Assist the recovery teams in coordinating the enterprise's response, recovery and restoration activities in the face of an actual disaster.
  • Support business unit personnel on business continuity matters.
  • Maintain and follow-up on BCP testing results and action plans.
  • Travel to offsite business continuity locations and be able to provide after-hours/weekend/on-call support for any BCP incidents or BCP testing.
  • Maintain Policies & Procedures repository, manage Policies & Procedures site in bank’s intranet and provide Policies and Procedures related support to business units.
  • To act as a back-up to the Unit Head for all BCP situations in case the Unit Head is unavailable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education / Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree/ Professional qualification

  • Understanding of business continuity management and governance frameworks, strong knowledge of business continuity best practices and protocols, operational risk management, and in-depth knowledge and expertise of the Bank’s operations, including IT practices.
  • Knowledgeable with information technology systems, data center recovery and terminology
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze large amounts of information
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity of life safety, emergency response and crisis management preferred

Minimum 6+ years of banking experience including 2+ years’ experience in business continuity planning / operational risk management / policy and procedures or related field.

Generic & Specific Skills:
  • Excellent communication skills, especially related to facilitation, documentation and reporting.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities, communicate effectively and work as part of a team
  • Strong people skills including collaborative and negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional ability to remain calm under stress.
  • Excellent team skills, both as a leader and as a team player
  • Proficient in MS Office and relevant Packages
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong IT skills

Gulf Bank

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