Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 23,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list. 

Position Description

  • Manage the Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning within WWG and facilitate the improvement and maintenance of each of those plans, taking into account best practices, industry standards and critical areas of focus for WWG.
  • Responsible for assessing organizational risk and recommending appropriate BC/DR strategies via a Business Impact Assessment to ensure compliance with business objectives and regulations.
  • Manage testing and training exercises for all Grainger entities as defined by Executive Leadership. 
  • Responsible for the availability and accuracy of BC/DR plans and documentation.
  • Responsible for ensuring BC/DR plans are updated and improved to meet Grainger’s needs and validate those plan changes with live tests and tabletop exercises with various areas of the global business. 


    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Work with Senior Executives to ensure an understanding of risk areas and the importance of BC/DR planning.
  2. Responsible for BC/DR Internal Audit and regulatory compliance obligations.
  3. Present to executive leadership findings and results of risk analysis, tests and assessments.
  4. Work with global business unit leadership to establish programs within their organizations to facilitate the assessment, planning and testing of BC/DR efforts.
  5. Responsible for all BC/DR training programs for all WWG departments and locations documenting any gaps discovered and facilitating closure.
  6. Responsible for BC/DR support and oversight for the WWG key locations.
  7. Leads periodic call notification tests with all departments, including C-level executives.
  8. Effectively manage a budget that meets the goals and objectives of the BC/DR function as required by the business.
  9. Serve as the executive advisor for all BC/DR functions and deliverables. 
  10. Manage a team and associated consultants in their duties to deliver BC/DR capabilities (lead / supervise / manage 2-5 employees).



Position Requirements:

  • 7 - 10 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • College degree or equivalent with emphasis on Computer Science courses. 
  • Candidate should have experience Managing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery efforts and programs in fortune 500 size companies. 
  • Requires great inter-personal, executive communications and budget planning and management skills.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Project, etc.). 
  • Expert level of project and program management.
  • Certified as Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) is a plus.


    EEOC Statement

    Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



Full time
LAKE FOREST, Illinois 600455202, US