Quest Diagnostics
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Secaucus
Posted: 7/10/2019
Closing: 8/9/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Dir, Business Continuity Management
Quest Diagnostics
Job description

Director of Business Continuity Management


Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2018 revenues of $7.53 Billion, and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions.

Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT solutions connect over 165,000 physicians.

Approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and improve their business performance.


  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 4 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category

  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes Global 2000

  • Barron’s 500

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

    Diagnostic Testing Services

    Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.


    In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

    Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions
  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network
  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems
  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences


Position Description

The Director of Business Continuity Management is responsible for developing an enterprise-wide approach to business continuity for the Company worldwide.  S/He will be responsible for coordinating with businesses and regions the creation and maintenance of their Business Continuity plans. The Director will set expectations and ensure accountability from the businesses to manage their plans.  S/He will identify potential risks for business interruption, conduct business impact analyses and provide a reliable, sustainable program to mitigate the effects of any interruptions. S/He will set standards for format and content, and will also develop strategies to ensure the program improves over time and minimizes the risks to Quest’s businesses.  The Director will set processes to ensure that the program participants follow policy and the program is robust, well-structured and well-documented.

The position reports to the Executive Director of Network Optimization; location for the position is flexible within the US.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and maintain business continuity plans

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Business Continuity function

  • Coordinate activities of regionally- and business-based Business Continuity contacts around: Maintenance of BC plans, BC scenarios, tests/exercises, documentation of meeting notes, decisions and plan changes, and maintenance of a performance scorecard for the BC organization and businesses

  • Conduct annual Business Impact Assessment; manage the strategic risks identified after completion of BIAs and Threat Assessments

  • Establish a risk profile of the Company, including external threats (such as weather) and internal threats (such as facility weaknesses) and conduct an annual threat assessment

  • Develop annual summary of BC/DR risks within Business to incorporate into Corporate Risk Management (ERM) process and board reporting

  • Respond to audits of the BC program – provide documentation and proof of rigorous documentation and processes

  • Coordinate, assess, develop and communicate business continuity planning efforts among Quest Diagnostics laboratories, Lines of Business, and Corporate Support functions.

  • Ensure responsibilities and authorities for relevant roles are assigned and communicated within the organization

  • Facilitate the determination and selection of continuity strategies with Senior Management

  • Assume a strong supporting role and at times leadership role in response and recovery activities during business interruption events

  • Collaborate with key personnel from integrated functions such as IT Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and Pandemic Planning to ensure smooth linkages of activities

  • Ensure Recovery Time and Recovery Process Objectives as identified by stakeholders are adequately satisfied

  • Utilize a project management approach to develop tracking mechanisms to facilitate on time, on quality and on budget execution of BCP initiative

  • Facilitate project meetings with local site teams and provide appropriate documentation

  • Provide Sponsors and Steering Committee with progress reports as required

  • Assume administrator responsibilities for two key systems supporting our BC program: Assurance (plan repository) and Everbridge (emergency alert system)


    The successful candidate for Director of Business Continuity Management will possess the following:

  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation and team facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated strategic business acumen

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple detail-oriented tasks

  • Ability to work in a complex, highly matrixed, dynamic and fast-paced environment with strong project management skills which include:  prioritizing tasks, balancing workload between multiple projects, anticipating next steps, and adapting to change

  • Ability to influence people and change at various levels in the organization

  • Intermediate knowledge of key software such as LDRPS, Assurance, Everbridge

  • Proficiency in MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

  • Process improvement experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; an MBA preferred

  • Certified Project Management Professional preferred

  • Certified Business Continuity Professional preferred

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery, risk assessment, or similar experience

  • Minimum 5 years of people management experience preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience running a Business Continuity program for a similar size company or larger

  • Experience structuring / restructuring a BC program and raising its performance towards best-in-class is a plus

  • Travel 15-20% domestically

    To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting, clicking “Job Search” and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates to be interviewed.


Betsy Barrett

Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner – Executive Recruitment

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

(585) 905-3214 office

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Amy Korus

Talent Acquisition Partner – Executive/Medical Recruitment

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

(248) 259-7583 office

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