ALDI

Aurora , IL
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Manager Business Continuity

ALDI
Aurora, IL Full-time
Posted on April 6, 2019

Manager Business Continuity

We're ALDI, one of America's favorite grocers. We've grown a lot in the past few years, expanding our reach and customer base all around the country. Whether it's in customer service or our exceptional products, we owe our success to the efficiencies we create in every corner of our company and the people at each level who make that happen.

The National Projects team allows you to make decisions that will make an impact at one of the nation's top grocers. We are a group of strong analytical thinkers, each with a dash of our own unique creative vision. We are always on the  lookout  for those improvements that will keep ALDI moving forward. Projects range in scope from internal policy improvements to impacting the way our customer’s shop. On our team your work will make a difference.. Find your fit in one of our National Projects roles.

Position Type: Full-Time

Duties and Responsibilities: Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Approves expenditures within established guidelines.
  • Assures the training, development, and performance of their team’s staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce that achieves their career objectives.
  • Recruits and recommends qualified employees for their team’s staff positions.
  • Approves all time-off requests for direct reports.
  • Establishes and communicates job responsibilities and performance expectations to their team to assure mutual understanding of desired results; resolves internal or external barriers that prohibit successful goal achievement.
  • Understands the overarching company strategy, as well as communicates and models the core values, of the organization to create a sense of teamwork and membership among employees.
  • Assesses and recommends appropriate staffing levels, as well as advancement, discipline, or termination as appropriate.
  • Recommends and coordinates ongoing user training as necessary; develops and executes training and awareness efforts to ensure all ALDI personnel know and understand their roles and responsibilities during crisis response and recovery.
  • Serves as a liaison with Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies responsible for disaster planning.
  • Participates in committee meetings as requested by their direct leader, provides status updates in regards to Business Continuity programs and projects, and executes Committees’ action items as assigned.
  • Consults with leadership on the development of their team's strategy.
  • Advises leadership to source external vendors for applicable services when appropriate.
  • Liaises with regions to ensure timely and efficient communication flow.
  • Consults with the business to effectively design and streamline applicable processes within the organization.
  • Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes to their field/area; communicates updates to leadership.
  • Manages implementation of all phases of the Business Continuity Program lifecycle.
  • Develops, implements, tests, maintains, reviews, audits, and trains on the Business Continuity Plan; works with team leads to rollout Business Continuity initiatives.
  • Maintains and updates the Crisis Response Plan, at least annually, and all supplementing documentation, including: emergency contacts, existing documentation, and appendences.  
  • Conducts Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment to identify critical business functions.
  • Determines crisis response team structures and processes, including: Crisis Response Plan activation, Emergency Notification Systems, and incident response; coordinates with IT to define resilience requirements for key business processes.
  • Coordinates exercise and testing efforts, including table top exercises, event response simulations, and after action review.
  • During a crisis, assists with crisis response and facilitates crisis communication and coordination; develops an updates all necessary documentation before, during, and after a crisis.
  • After a crisis, conducts lessons learned and coordinates creation of a recap for senior leadership; reports business disruptions on a monthly basis.
  • Assures consistency in Business Continuity policies and procedures, as well as alignment to the overall business strategy; assures compliance with government standards and systems in the area of Business Continuity.
  • Manages their team by driving projects and tasks to completion through effective prioritization, work planning, resource allocation, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Identifies cost-saving opportunities and potential process improvements.
  • Serves as the primary link between their team’s staff and leadership to assure understanding of company goals, objectives, and opportunities for improvement.
  • After a crisis, conducts lessons learned and coordinates creation of a recap for senior leadership; reports business disruptions on a monthly basis.
  • Assures consistency in Business Continuity policies and procedures, as well as alignment to the overall business strategy; assures compliance with government standards and systems in the area of Business Continuity.
  • Manages their team by driving projects and tasks to completion through effective prioritization, work planning, resource allocation, and cross-functional collaboration.
  •  Identifies cost-saving opportunities and potential process improvements.
  • Serves as the primary link between their team’s staff and leadership to assure understanding of company goals, objectives, and opportunities for improvement.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management or a related field.
• A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in Operations, Risk Management, Loss Prevention, Project Management and retail operations.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• Knowledge of Business Continuity methodology and program implementation experience preferred.
• Experience in retail industry or global corporate enterprise a plus.
• Advanced degree and/or certifications a plus.
• A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority, interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of the company.
• Ability to recommend, interpret, and apply ALDI operating policies and procedures.
• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Understands cost/benefit analysis.
• Knowledge of financial analysis strategies and how to effectively apply them in decision-making.
• Negotiation skills.
• Conflict-management skills.
• Ability to stay organized and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner.
• Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines.
• Gives attention to detail and follows instructions.
• Problem-solving skills.
• Ability to facilitate group involvement when conducting meetings.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Industry-leading Wages
  • Major Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance & Prescription Coverage for Eligible Employees
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company Contribution to Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic.