Business Continuity Specialist

Business Continuity Specialist

PwC | Johannesburg, GT, ZA

Posted 5 days ago

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Line of Service
Not Applicable
Conduct and Compliance
Management Level
Job Description & Summary
A career in our Oracle Risk Assurance practice, within Information Technology Risk Assurance will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. The work revolves around creative problem solving and applying innovative technologies to enable strategies that increase the value of the applications that run our client’s business, mitigate risk and find operational inefficiencies.
Our focus is on creating effective and efficient design for the most important business, security and compliance processes for our clients. We touch on aspects of application security, areas prone to fraud and financial misstatement, and streamline processes that are part of our client’s core business so they can get a higher return on this key investment. Using innovative, and proprietary technologies, we help to bridge the gap between business stakeholders, compliance functions and Information Technology teams to assist in understanding how to embrace new ways of working, while limiting their financial and operational risk profile. We use knowledge of financial system design, risk mitigation, business process design, data integrity, security and use of data analytics.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Role Summary:

We believe that challenges are better solved together. That's why you'll join a diverse, global community of solvers - an unexpected mix of people that come together to build trust in society and solve important problems. In a place where you are encouraged to lead with your heart and values. And where your unique skills are developed and put to work in unexpected and exciting ways, superpowered by technology.

We have an opportunity for an experienced individual who will be responsible for delivery of Business Continuity Management services (programme development and audit) to our clients in both public and private sector.

Qualifications / Certifications required:

Degree in IT or Risk Management – Preferred 

Course in BCM - Preferred

Certification by the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI) – advantageous

ISO 22301 Lead Implementer / lead auditor certification - advantageous

Experience required:

Minimum 3 to 5 years active working experience in Business Continuity Management / resilience inclusive of disaster recovery. Must be able to understand and articulate the BCM lifecycle and make it practical for implementation.

Must have understanding of the linkage between risk management and BCM.

Strong business development/sales ability

Demonstrated experience engaging with senior management and/or C-suite individuals. 

Extensive Business Continuity management experience

Supervisory / management experience in managing engagements Commercial mindset

Resilience and dedication to commit to clients and meet targets and deliverables. 

IT Audit Experience: 

IT general controls (advantageous)

Application controls (SAP or oracle advantageous)

IT governance (advantageous)

Project assurance/project reviews (advantageous)

Data analytics (advantageous)

Responsibilities of role:

As this is a consulting role and not limited to one industry, the successful candidate must have the ability to:

Identify scope and help close additional projects at existing clients and new clients. 

Management engagement / reviews from planning to execution and reporting

Communicating reportable findings and recommendations to senior management

Ensuring quality is maintained on engagement files

Training / mentoring junior staff

Full engagement management (from sale to reporting)

Training junior staff and sharing knowledge. 

Presenting programmes and progress reports. 

Skill sets required:

Assist in the delivery of BCM programme development from end to end inclusive of disaster recovery. Must have the capability to articulate each of the BCM lifecycle stages. Must be comfortable to present subject matter with minimal support. 

Build and maintain client relationships

Assist in business development

Ability to identify opportunities and assist in the conversion of such opportunities

Role related attributes:

Continuity analytical skills

Articulation and writing of continuity skills

Problem solving skills

Ability to understand disaster impacts

Team player and work well individually 

Have good time management

Deadline driven

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)
Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements
Up to 20%
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Government Clearance Required?
Job Posting End Date
November 30, 2022