Advise companies on how to keep operating even in worst-case scenarios.
What does a Business Continuity Planner do?
A Business Continuity Planner finds out what can do damage to a company and organizes a strategy to recover from disaster. Business Continuity Planners have to stretch their imaginations and often think about worst-case scenarios, but without this type of planning, organizations can fall apart or cease to exist entirely.
Earthquakes, fires, floods, even pandemic diseases can wipe out buildings and jobs, and make it unsafe for people to come in to work. As Business Continuity Planner, you make sure that if the worst happens, there’s a plan to keep an organization running smoothly.
Companies hire you to analyze every detail of how their business is run, and how their daily process would be different in the event of, say, a technology meltdown. Are there backup computers? Do employees know how to use them? Is this just another Y2K scare? These are the questions you answer.
Your work with a company culminates in the presentation of a manual. Think of this like the master plan, a guide that covers all possible events and outcomes. This is a big safety net needed by every company, from international corporations to the family-run business down the corner.
Even though there are a lot of different scenarios to organize and backups to insure, you could save millions of jobs and dollars. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, it’s your resourceful thinking that keeps grocery stores running and schools open, even if kids might have been hoping for a day off.