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Business Continuity AVP/ Vice President- Corporate Services

at Jefferies - Jersey City, New Jersey 17 Days Open
Business Continuity AVP/ Vice President- Corporate Services
About Jefferies

 Jefferies, the global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. The firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities, and also select asset and wealth management strategies, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.


This role, primarily located in Jersey City, will be to co-manage/manage US Business Continuity Planning and External Security (Inc. Travel Security and People Safety as well as interaction with external security organizations  i.e. NYPD).  The role will primarily report into the Global Head of Business Continuity (based in the UK) in partnership with a local US report line and will manage US BCP and security staff and consultants. The role could potentially manage one direct report (AVP) also based in Jersey City.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role will be responsible for developing and managing business continuity, external security incidents and safety initiatives in the US (including offices in Canada) and work with the US team as a partner in physical asset security.

The role entails working closely with the different areas of the firm to understand relevant risks, conduct risk assessments, and to ensure Business Continuity plans are maintained and tested.    This role will involve interaction and coordination with different industry groups and will also coordinate submissions to meet regulatory requirements and responses to regulatory inquiries on BCP and external security events.  This role will also work closely with the firm’s Information Technology department and will oversee technology disaster recovery plans and tests.    When an incident occurs that involves an external security events or business continuity, it is expected that this person will be responsive, flexible, and manage the situation.    A key component of the role will be to implement and maintain security and safety practices, respond to incidents, and limit exposure in all areas of physical assets and safety.  

Another element will be to develop and maintain professional relationships with national and local (New York) law enforcement, first responders, and other relevant government agencies also including Financial Groups specifically focused on BC (SIFMA etc..) 

Specific Projects (current but including through to 2018/2019)

  • Help manage the Disaster Recovery (DR) implementation project with Global Technology
  • Implementation of a BC planning tool (being aware of the Fusion Product would be advantageous)
  • Be a key contact for call notifications in the US (being aware of the Everbridge Product would be advantageous)
  • Be key contact in US for Travel Security and Safety (aware of travel tracking tools would be advantageous)


Required Background:

  • 5-10 years of Security awareness/BCP with a Financial Institution
  • CPR/AED training
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A Master’s degree and/or additional relevant certifications are desirable but not required
  • An awareness of CFTC regulations for BCP
  • SOX requirements for BCP

Desired Skills/ Experience:

  • Leadership
  • Good judgment
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Problem solving
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work well under pressure with the ability to be flexible with your time
  • An understanding of financial markets, related job functions, and relevant risks
  • Ability to create buy-in outside of one’s group
  • Ability to motivate and give direction to staff

Posted 01/5/2017

  • Full Time position
  • Compensation will be Market Rate

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