Business Continuity Manager - UT, CA, TX, NV, CO, AZ - Hybrid Schedule

Midvale, Utah
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 02, 2025

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies operating as a collection of great banks under local brands and management teams in high-growth western markets. Zions is regularly recognized by American Banker as one of the "Best Banks to Work For" and as having a top banking team in its list of "The Most Powerful Women in Banking." Our customers consistently vote us as the best bank in our local markets., We value our employees, and we are committed to search out, recognize and create fulfilling opportunities for outstanding people within our organization, rewarding them for their contributions to our success. We recognize that banking is a "local" business, and that to be successful, we must have very strong ties to the communities we serve and strong relationships with our customers.


With benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing and company-matched 401(k) contributions, Zions is dedicated to being an employer of choice in our communities. At Zions, the possibilities are endless. You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity.


Are you a proactive problem solver with a passion for safeguarding the stability of the banking industry? We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Business Continuity Manager to help lead our team in ensuring uninterrupted operations in the face of unforeseen challenges and disruptions. As a vital pillar in the business continuity organization, you will play a pivotal role in fortifying our resilience and maintaining the highest level of preparedness.


Zions Bancorporation is accepting applications for a Business Continuity Manager to join the team.  The position will be in the Zions footprint and offers a 4/1 hybrid work schedule.


Join us on this exhilarating journey where you'll be at the forefront of safeguarding our bank's future and ensuring its unwavering stability in a rapidly changing financial landscape. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are eager to make a significant impact, we invite you to apply for this exciting role as our experienced Business Continuity Manager!



  • Role will help shape the strategic program direction and provide support for the design, implementation, and maturation of a comprehensive Business Continuity program for Zions Bancorporation.
  • Ideal candidate will help implement a robust framework to ensure consistent program execution across the enterprise, and to support regulatory compliance and risk management responsibilities.
  • Communicate and oversee the implementation of business continuity program strategy, methodology and objectives for business impact analysis, risk assessment, plan development and maintenance, testing, reviews, and training consistent with regulatory expectations.
  • Support the development and maintenance of BC policies, standards, and procedures as part of the overall governance framework to ensure that the program is implemented in accordance with internal policies and standards, and that regulatory expectations for control, monitoring and reporting of risk are satisfied.
  • Drive execution and governance of Business Continuity program consistent with policy and regulatory guidance while driving synergies across the internal and external team.
  • Design, implement, and continuously improve comprehensive business continuity plans, ensuring all critical functions and processes are accounted for. Your strategic approach will be crucial in mitigating potential risks and minimizing the impact of any disruptions.
  • Establish a robust metric and reporting framework to communicate program status, performance, compliance, recovery gaps, risks and other issues to Zions leadership as necessary. Support the development and preparation of management reports and presentations as necessary.
  • Lead risk assessment exercises, identifying vulnerabilities and potential threats to our banking operations. Through these assessments, you will develop actionable insights to bolster our readiness and prioritize areas for improvement.
  • Organize and execute regular testing and validation of business continuity plans to verify their effectiveness and identify areas for enhancement. Your analytical skills will play a crucial role in interpreting test results and fine-tuning strategies accordingly.
  • Collaborate closely with various departments, including IT, Risk, Finance, Operations, and Compliance, to ensure alignment and seamless integration of business continuity plans. Your ability to foster a culture of preparedness will be instrumental in fostering a unified approach to resilience.
  • Work with management to support training and development of junior staff to drive program execution against objectives.
  • Assist with 2LOD, 3LOD and regulatory engagements.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and best practices in business continuity management within the banking industry. You'll ensure our bank complies with all regulatory requirements and adopts cutting-edge methodologies to maintain a competitive advantage.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, or a related field.
  • An advanced degree or professional certifications in Business Continuity Management would be advantageous.
  • 6+ year experience in business continuity planning, emergency and incident planning and analysis, concepts and methodology.
  • Proven experience as a Business Continuity Manager in the financial services industry, with a track record of successfully implementing and managing continuity plans.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams. A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications. 
  • Strong knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, crisis management protocols, and regulatory requirements specific to the banking sector.
  • Knowledge of banking operations a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of business continuity planning, emergency and incident planning, analysis, concepts, methodology and regulatory requirements.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and articulate complex concepts to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Analytical and problem-solving prowess, with the capacity to think critically and adapt strategies to evolving circumstances.
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to upholding confidentiality and data security.



This position is eligible to earn a base salary in the range of $108,000 to $132,000 annually depending on job-related factors such as level of experience and location.




  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE! 
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products

Similar jobs

Similar jobs