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Business Resilience (Senior-) Consultant

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  07-Mar-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1220061

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.





The Cybersecurity and Business Resilience team is a rapidly growing team of diverse and passionate consultants striving to make a meaningful impact for our clients. As part of Technology Consulting, the team works across the broader consulting practice at EY to bring together key business and technology concepts to enable our clients to meet their strategic, tactical, and operational objectives.

EY’s Business Resilience Team is part of Technology Consulting’s overarching Cybersecurity Team. A willingness to learn cyber topics and to support cyber projects, as required, is expected.


The opportunity

As a Business Resilience Consultant, you will gain key insights into how EY supports our clients to further the continuity of their mission critical operations and services in the event of a disruption. You will act as an advisor to senior stakeholders in an effort to prevent, respond to, adapt to, and recover from disruptive scenarios (e.g. pandemic, cyber event, technology failure, natural disaster, etc.). This enables our clients to minimize severe impacts that could compromise their financial standing, reputation, customers, and operations. If you are looking to make a meaningful client impact, in a role that brings together business and technology, this is the role to consider!


Your key responsibilities

  • Increase familiarity with key Business Resilience topics, such as business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and incident response
  • Assist our clients in understanding their threat landscape and the current risks to their operations, including single points of failure that could lead to a disruption or crisis
  • Identify risk mitigation opportunities to help client’s make their processes more resilient and less susceptible to disruptive events
  • Conduct assessments of the client’s existing Business Resilience capability in order to identify areas for improvement and gaps against industry benchmarks, regulations, and leading practices
  • Design and implement Business Resilience frameworks, including underlying processes, templates, and tools
  • Actively participate and/or lead client workshops on the topic of Business Resilience


Skills and attributes for success

  • Degree (Bachelor or Master) in Business / Management, Business Information Technology, Engineering, or similar
  • A passion for advising and collaborating with clients to solve complex problems and a willingness to learn new topics (e.g. cyber, business continuity, disaster recovery, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English and German or French
  • Strong client services orientation and accustomed to taking a proactive role in engagements
  • Readiness for work assignments on site at our clients
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and an innovative spirit
  • Motivated, ambitious, and self-driven personality


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Initial exposures or experience to business resilience topics, potentially including business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and/or incident response


What we offer
EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3’000 employees from 64 different countries. You will work with and learn from the best and continuously develop yourself as we invest an important share of our annual turnover in the personal development and trainings of our employees.


Furthermore, we offer the following benefits:  
•    Further education: At EY, you have the possibility to earn an accredited Masters in Sustainability, an accredited Masters in Business Analytics or an accredited MBA (EY Tech MBA) from the Hult International Business School, free of charge*.
•    Hybrid working model: We offer working from home options for our employees. 
•    Work-life balance: Take 5 weeks of holidays per year as a standard and compensate your overtime at will.
•    Flexible travel: Equipped with your half-fare travelcard, enjoy 1st class to your clients’ premises, all expenses paid.
•    Social contributions: Opt for one of our generous pension fund plans and do not worry about the accident insurance as we fully cover it for you.
•    Parents@EY: Our benefits specially designed for parents at EY will help you focus on Work-Life integration.
•    Fair-ON-Pay certified: As everyone deserves a fair pay, our salary grids and guidelines ensure the equal treatment we aim for**.


Get to know your future team members  

Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application  with CV, cover letter, certificates, and transcript of grades.
For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 


* EY Contractors, interns and alumni are excluded
** Any salary ranges published on external platforms are not reflective of EY standards


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