Business Continuity Officer

 New York, United States       Permanent contract        Project Management


Developing, maintaining and supporting the Business Continuity Management Program in the Americas region by partnering with the business and support line representatives to ensure compliance with established regulatory requirements, industry standards and overall risk management best practice requirements. This role will ensure adequate business continuity planning is in place and support all initiatives together with the Head of BCM, Americas. Additional responsibilities include:

  • BCP Lifecycle Updates: Execute the annual review of the BCP lifecycle activities to include Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Planning and test validation planning for identified areas of coverage.  
  • Testing Program Coordination (AMER): Participate in pre-test meetings; prepare testing terms of reference based on identified areas of coverage and goals and scope; assist in post test reporting and tracking of all post test corrective actions.
  • Crisis / Incident management: Serve as member of a Crisis Incident / Response Team and Operations Team Command Center during incidents to assist Société Générale business units in coordination, plan activation, and communications and logistics at times of incidents. Assist the Head of BCM with crisis management training and exercises.
  • BCM Tools Administration: Administrator for BCM tools to include the data referential Doors (Currently Microsoft Access D/B, Future MS SQL), and several data Sharepoints for client access. Participate in global tools projects to ensure best solutions and results for AMER and Global objectives.
  • Governance and Reporting: Support the BCM program in execution of governance objectives including permanent supervision and operational risk reporting, developing weekly BCM dashboard, bi-weekly KRI and regular program status reports and prepare ad-hoc management reporting as requested for periodic regulator and Audit reviews.
  • Represent the BCM team internally and externally in providing subject matter expertise on BCM issues. Represent Société Générale in identified industry groups and forums covering BCM best practices. 

Profile Required


Required core competencies for this position are knowledge of industry Business Continuity life cycle components, strong communications skills to ensure that BCM program status requirements and deliverables are clearly communicated to management and clients, and strong project management and organizational skills to ensure that BC deliverables are tracked efficiently. Attention to detail and substance is required to guide the business toward successful development of literate BCP arrangements and documentation. Good social and presentation skills are required to ensure coherent communication to all levels of the organization. Cooperation is a key factor in developing good working relationships and sets the foundation for successful partnering with our clients, suppliers and colleagues.



Experience Needed:

  • 4 to 7 years of relevant BCM experience in the financial industry.


Technical Skills: MS SQL


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • CBCP certification preferred

Business Insight

Societe Generale’s Business Continuity Department(BCM) defines policies, guidelines and standards to be consistently applied across GBIS, covering all business continuity disciplines. Our responsibilities include:

  • Development of adequate methods, models and tools support business units in implementing the BCM life cycle as well as setting up BCM organization and governance, reporting to periodically to GBIS executive management.
  • Defining GBIS’ crisis management global framework as well as consistently raising and maintaining Business Continuity Management for all GBIS staff
  • Providing expertise, advisory services and operational assistance on all BCM issues to local and global BCM managers as well as regional/country BCM coordinators
  • Monitor regulatory, supervisory and industry developments which could impact GBIS BCM practices

In addition to these services, BCM also provides support during a crisis incident and if disaster recovery response is necessary, will provide logistical support during the recovery process. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000BXL
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 12/06/2020
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Business Continuity Officer

Permanent contract   |   New York   |   Project Management