Business Continuity Specialist
Austin, TX - United States

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Job Summary:

The Business Continuity Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, growth, and ongoing administration of the Business Continuity Program. The Specialist will work cross-functionally with stakeholder groups to maintain and advance the business continuity framework and support critical business areas.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Provide input in the development and execution of the Business Continuity Program.
  3. Identify and influence the adoption of business continuity best practices, as defined by the client's culture and unique business needs.
  4. Manage the business impact analysis process to determine program focus priorities.
  5. Identify opportunities to improve the program and maintain a state of audit-readiness to support regulatory and partner requirements.
  6. Serve as an owner of business continuity management-related materials including business continuity policies and standards.
  7. Support business units in the identification of critical processes and functions, formulation of responses to business disruptions, completion of business impact analysis updates, and performance of ongoing maintenance and testing activities;
    • Identify and when required, incorporate new business units, systems, and processes into the business continuity program.
    • Provide periodic reports on overall program status and effectiveness.
    • Track and drive the resolution of all corrective action activity.
    • Manage business continuity service provider contracts and relationships.
    • Create programs to assess and monitor vendor BC/DR compliance.
  8. Identify and when required, incorporate new business units, systems, and processes into the business continuity program.
  9. Collaborate with other service functions such as Regional Security Managers, IT, PE, ER, Finance, and Legal.
  10. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree with professional qualifications, DRI or BCI preferred, and at least five years of experience in a similar role within a global organization implementing and managing business continuity or risk management programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company.


  • Understanding of ITDR principles.
  • Strategic program management and consulting skills.
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to identify risk and define mitigation measures.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task and organize workload for effective implementation.
  • Strong client orientation and results driven.
  • Effective independent judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Able to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Able to analyze complex situations and recommend solutions.
  • Able to facilitate progressive change.
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • 24/7 availability to accommodate global time zones and/or respond to emergencies.
  • Travel, as required.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.