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Date live: Mar. 17, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90366473

Contract: Permanent

BX Operational Resilience Lead
Whippany, NJ

As a Barclays BX Operational Resilience Lead, you will be working within the business to deliver an acceptable Risk Appetite position and assisting the BU to ensure compliance against the Barclays Group Resilience Policy. You will be able to develop, maintain and improve the business aligned, Resilience Program. You will provide strategic advice to Senior Stakeholders; while supporting and guiding the business area to construct and maintain well controlled, resilient processes.  

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

•    Supporting and delivering against BX business units Resilience strategy, ensuring the establishment of effective governance to maintain the Resilience capabilities 
•    Ensuring the BX business units adopt the Group’s approach towards the management of Resilience and operate in such a way that ensures services to all stakeholders
•    Guaranteeing resilience is appropriately owned within the business and embedded as part of business planning, management, and development
•    Providing strategic direction and resilience guidance to all key stakeholders, including Senior Managing the (CEO, Business Heads and COO) and handling it in Executive level
•    Supporting business area in identifying and documenting Business Services and Important Business Services
•    Assisting in the determination of Business Impact Assessments and Intolerable Harm assessments
•    Engaging with SME’s to assess any Supplier, Technology and Workforce Resilience requirements
•    Leading the business in compiling and maintaining a Business Response Plan and Workforce Recovery Plans

What we’re looking for:

•    Proven leadership experience in Resilience, Risk & Control and/or Chief of Staff in a complex organization / advising senior levels of management in a large financial organization
•    Experienced and proven in operating in a matrix management model where influencing, negotiating and challenging skills have been highly leveraged. 
•    Stakeholder and relationship management skills at a senior level
•    Significant experience in business resilience and continuity, theoretical and practical, with a strong understanding of these disciplines within the financial services industry.

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Proven competency in use of MS Office 
•    Is adept at root cause analysis and acts to treat the underlying problem strategically whilst implementing short term tactical solutions
•    Understanding of threats, risks, impacts and associated mitigations as they relate to business resilience within a major banking organization
•    Knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory bodies, standards (e.g. FSA ISPB) and industry better practice (e.g. ISO22301, PAS56)

Where will you be working?

At Barclays, we are proud to be redefining the future of finance and here at Whippany we are defining the future of the workplace and the future of the way we work and live. We are creating a unique community, one of four strategic tech-enabled hubs that will redefine opportunity for everyone who works here. Whatever you do at Whippany, you’ll have every chance to build a world-class career in this world-class environment.


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