Business Continuity Manager leads corporate wide contingency planning/business continuity efforts. Establishes a framework and methodology for completion of contingency plans by internal business units. Being a Business Continuity Manager coordinates training, communication, and testing of plans. Drives and delivers Business Continuity commitment, support, ownership, accountability and results. Additionally, Business Continuity Manager designs, builds, and implements standard Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, and other Business Continuity tools and capabilities. Drives and delivers effective Business Continuity strategies to support and, in time of disaster, recover the company's critical business functions. Manages the regular validation and testing of documented Business Continuity plans. Frequently has a background in IT, audit or control and is working toward certification in business continuity planning. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to head of a unit/department. The Business Continuity Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Business Continuity Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.