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Business Continuity and Resilience Coordinator

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 500 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job is from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. *
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Business Continuity and Resilience Coordinator reports directly to the Group Business Continuity Manager.

Main work activities cover general support on execution, maintenance and testing of Swiss Re’s Business Continuity Management (BCM). Delivering on new initiatives designed to strengthen our operating model covering BCM and Operational Resilience.

If you welcome a wide range of responsibilities and are looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and gain valuable experience, this is the role for you:

About the Role

- Carry out a detailed annual review of Business Continuity Plans, ensuring their compliance with our BCM Policy
- Provide guidance and support to location Business Continuity Managers in developing and maintaining their preparedness plans
- Interact with location BC representatives to identify, discuss and resolve local issues, provide general support daily and train new team members in our office locations
- Re-enforce and promote adherence to relevant policies and standards (e.g. BCM and Operational Resilience)
- Help author and update frameworks, policies, and guidelines on BCM and Operational Resilience topics
- Support local Incident Management Teams and take an active part during actual incidents and business disruptions
- Become proficient with the Group Security tools (e.g. BC planning tool, emergency mass notification tool, etc) and maintain user training and general support
- Evaluate incidents, disruptions and suggest lessons learned/areas of improvement
- Follow up on open issues, test results and lessons learned and manage related reporting activities
- Conduct risk based on-site reviews of Swiss Re locations if needed
- Oversee developments in the risk landscape and assist locations in developing mitigation strategies

About the Team

You will join an experienced global team of resiliency and security professionals.

- Team is responsible for BCM, Safety & Security, and Travel Security covering more than 80 locations in 30+ countries who have extensive knowhow in the field
- Diverse and multicultural, with team members in the USA, Singapore, UK, Slovakia, and Switzerland
- Solution and client-oriented mindset and “getting things done” attitude
- Strong collaboration

Does that sound interesting? If so, here's what we are looking for...

Information about the selection process

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

You have

- Deep experience in business continuity and/or operational resilience;
- Experience in formulating BC programmes would be an advantage
- Strong English skills, both verbal and written;
- A certification by a professional organization in business continuity;
- Understanding of digital technologies, e.g. mobile apps, mass notification and training tools would be beneficial
- Experience in incident management (exercises and real incidents), including use of respective tools
- A good ability to visualise and explain issues to wider audiences, at all levels
- High competence working with the MS Office Suite
- Planning and project management experience would be an advantage
- Ability to travel if needed

You are

- A collaborative, engaging, positive team member
- Dedicated, confident, with high integrity
- Motivated with excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
- Comfortable working independently
- A fast learner and good listener
- Passionate about keeping abreast of relevant developments in BCM and Operational Resilience
- Client, service and solution-oriented, but nevertheless a critical (independent) thinker
- A skilled negotiator and facilitator
- At ease liaising at all hierarchical levels
- Dedicated to high quality outcomes, even under pressure


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Peter Hrivnak