Manager, Business Continuity, Risk and Special Projects

Ref#: 15239

Function: Finance

Location: Canada, ON, Richmond Hill

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Risk and Special Projects, you will work together with the various business lines to identify and plan to reduce the Company’s overall risk exposure. As a result, this position requires you to work across a variety of knowledge areas including Business Continuity, Enterprise Risk Management, Investigations and Compliance; manage and communicate with stakeholders by growing and delivering consistent, quality expertise in these areas in support of the Company. The position requires flexibility and agility as there are a variety of activities required of this role related to business continuity and resiliency, risk, investigations and reporting that will be assigned.  

You are great at: 

Business Continuity and Resiliency Management (60%)
  • Gaining an understanding of our key products and services to inform our business continuity program. 
  • Facilitating, overseeing and enhancing the organization’s global Business Continuity and Resiliency Corporate Program  
  • Ensuring business resiliency supporting all critical products and services
  • Coordination of the Business Continuity Team response to disasters and emergencies from planning through to recovery
  • Developing, facilitating and communicating enterprise–wide event BCP testing and exercises
  • Maintaining and enhancing corporate BCP policy, standards and guidelines
  • Guiding and directing staff with responsibilities for Business Continuity to ensure their business continuity processes are in alignment with the organization’s business continuity management program and quality standards 
  • Supporting Emergency Management response (rotationally)
  • Providing BCP and Emergency training for global BCP needs
  • Interfacing with IT and facilitating yearly Corporate-wide Business Impact Analysis  and communicating with IT regarding IT DR requirements including monitoring of DR testing
  • Understanding externally imposed regulations and standards, and address them through BCP-related initiatives and Business Continuity compliance services
  • Mitigating corporate loss in an emergency and to oversee a planned recovery after a disaster
  • Integrating acquisitions into the BCP program as needed. 
  • Interacting with our customer-facing associates to assess external business continuity customer compliance needs and translating them into internal compliance plans
  • Conducting Business Continuity tests in accordance with customer agreements
  • Representing Business Continuity for all external audits
Enterprise Risk (20%)
  • Assisting in defining and building an enterprise risk assessment framework and process 
  • Together with the Senior Manager, Risk and Special Projects, synthesizing enterprise information to provide business leadership with an up-to-date understanding of the overall risks affecting the organization
  • Facilitating discussions with management to identify and address high priority risks
  • Performing risk assessment interviews with management on an engagement basis 
  • Outside the context of internal audits, monitoring throughout the year management’s actions on the risk assessment and developing reports for senior management and the board. 
Investigations (20%)
  • Perform investigations 
  • Other duties as required 

What it takes: 

  • Business Continuity, Risk Management and/or Investigations experience 
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of international BCM standards such as DRI or ISO
  • A related designation such as CISA, CISSP, CRISC or CBCP (if does not have one, should expect to pursue)
  • Generally requires university degree
  • 10+ years minimum overall related experience
  • Developing familiarity with the COSO control framework and COBIT
  • Excellent facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to produce camera ready executive level reports
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Works with a sense of professional curiosity and skepticism
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality surrounding items of a confidential/sensitive nature
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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