Legg Mason

  • Director of Global Business Continuity

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Req. #
    Corporate Risk
    Position Type
  • Position Overview

    Reporting to Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Management, this position is responsible for maintaining Legg Mason’s resiliency program to recover business functions and technology in the event of a disruption.

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Establish business continuity objectives, policies and standards.
    • Guide business functions in following a framework to determine impact and criticality of business processes and applications, defining department specific recovery strategies, documenting information that is actionable and implementable during a disruption, and conducting testing.
    • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with business partners, designated business continuity coordinators, technology and information security colleagues, Internal Audit and others to ensure operational priorities, dependencies, and risks are identified and addressed.
    • In the event of an incident, play a key role in the coordination and communication of business recovery activities and status communications
    • Coordinate with affiliate business continuity professionals.
    • Ensure capable coverage 24 X 7 to support global business in the event of a disruption.
    • Maintains contact with outside contingency planning professional organizations and local/regional emergency groups.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related degree.
    • Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) or other BC/DR certification required.
    • 8-10 years of business continuity experience in the financial services sector, of which at least 3 years are at a management level
    • Firm knowledge of rules and regulations that govern business continuity as well as global recovery and resolution
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
    • Strong meeting facilitation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong stakeholder management skills.
    • Enjoys a collaborative work environment whilst embracing a ‘self-starter’ attitude.
    • Available for occasional travel.


    Company Overview

    About Legg Mason


    Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors.  Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of Equity, Fixed Income, Liquidity and Alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to US college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts.

    Legg Mason has approximately 3,100 employees with 31 offices globally.  Acting through its affiliates, Legg Mason provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other investment vehicles. These products and services are offered directly and through global distribution capabilities established with leading partners, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and independent advisors.


    Legg Mason offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the most important -pf sharing, tons of corporate perks and generous referral bonuses as well as robust tuition reimbursement and glorious amounts of time off! Amazing matches on our 401k and Employee Stock Purchase Plans, dynamite people, and beautiful places to work from when you are not working from home!


    Come join a growing team and be part of a leading global asset management firm!


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