Revantage

Sr. AVP, Global Business Continuity

Job Locations US-Chicago

WHO WE ARE 

Revantage is a Corporate Services affiliate of The Blackstone Group, the world’s largest alternative investment firm. Revantage provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes. 

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.  

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE 

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be: 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams 
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible 
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance 
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes 
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners 

 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE   

The Sr. AVP, Global Business Continuity role develops, plans, executes, and tests the availability and recovery of business processes. The role interfaces closely with and provides influence to senior executive leadership on a global and regional level. The role requires critical, indirect leadership and influence with other corporate support areas, including IT to affect a comprehensive business continuity and technology recovery program globally. 

HOW YOU ADD VALUE 

  • With participation from various departments and regions, create the program and set the enterprise business continuity planning strategy and continuously evolve the program and standards to proactively mitigate  risks and respond to evolving regulatory requirements, threats and business changes 
  • Directly lead and champion other business continuity stakeholders across all business areas who perform the primary first line of defense activities within the continuity framework including Business Impact Assessments, Continuity Planning, testing and Incident Response, including assisting with data breach incidents 
  • Serve as a primary point of contact and subject matter expert for new and existing BC planning and recovery objectives 
  • Facilitate meetings with key stakeholders to assess strengths and weaknesses in the program and ensure adequate resources are allocated to the most critical functions needing attention 
  • Drive improvements required to enhance the enterprise’s business continuity framework and program, as part of an Enterprise Resiliency Framework, to ensure consistency with industry best practices and ensure adherence across the globe 
  • Oversee and continuously enhance the global incident management program, providing regional representation and support of the business during major events 
  • Work closely with IT disaster recovery management to ensure alignment with business continuity planning, test planning, plan improvements and results analysis 
  • Conduct reviews with business units based on criticality; at a minimum, conduct annual reviews for critical processes 
  • Establish and maintain key partnerships across the corporate support areas to ensure business continuity planning and incident response are incorporated including Corporate compliance, Enterprise Risk, Global Security and Facilities, Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal, etc. 
  • Ensure senior management holds business units accountable for their roles and obligations in business continuity 
  • Work with stakeholders, crisis management and incident response teams to define benchmarks and metrics to align the program with expectations and set it up for success 
  • Define, create, and socialize BC planning and recovery policies signed off by senior leadership 
  • Review critical third-party contracts of service providers delivering recovery facilities  
  • Represent Business Continuity at key committees 
  • Participate in external business continuity management organizations and keep abreast of industry best practices, emerging risks & threats, and broader industry issues 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE 

Required:  

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Business Continuity role 
  • Four-year degree from an accredited college   
  • Strong project management experience 
  • Technical acumen to understand critical business applications technical dependencies and experience with BC software 
  • First-class interpersonal skills, including relationship building & maintenance 
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), numerical, presentation & organizational skills   
  • Demonstrate strong teamwork skills 
  • Effective reasoning and decision-making skills 
  • Strong negotiation and investigation skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow up in a timely manner 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where superior time-management and prioritization skills are essential 

PERKS FOR YOU 

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation and 401(k) 
  • Work-life balance offerings include: 
      • Remote work policy 
      • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time 
      • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays 
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities 
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits 

 

EEO Statement 

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employerWe celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and/or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com. 

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