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Director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

Culver City, California

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The Director of Global Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency & crisis management programs, plans, policies, and procedures with the goal of reducing injury and loss of life, property, or environment as a result of an emergency or disaster. This person will oversee all aspects of emergency/crisis management programs including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition, this person will oversee the Business Continuity Planning (BCP) program & lead during activations of the SPE Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 


  • Writes and reviews a variety of emergency and disaster plans, policies, procedures, and checklists. 
  • Directly supervise the SPE Analyst/Manager of Enterprise Resilience
  • Work with global business leaders and key stakeholders to ensure emergency preparedness & crisis management programs strongly supported and advocated for. 
  • Develops and recommends procedures and program policies that will establish and continually improve the overall program serving to facilitate SPE resilience. 
  • Leads and participates in multi-disciplinary group activities, meetings, and drills involving internal departments and outside agencies such as the Culver City Fire & Police Departments, LA County Fire, Culver City Community Emergency Response Teams and the American Red Cross. 
  • Leads the activation and running of the SPE Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during crisis events.
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, presentations, and other materials related to emergency & crisis management programs. 
  • Manage supply needs in advance of budget cycle so that appropriate funding can be set aside in the department budget to replenish supplies on an annual basis. 
  • Analyze changing industry standards related to emergency preparedness and crisis management and apply best practices to relevant areas within SPE to mitigate risk and improve resilience. 
  • Design, maintain and oversee the activation of the SPE crisis management framework. 
  • Proactively provide awareness and training on emergency preparedness plans to business unit partners, employee population and productions. 
  • Ensures the SPE Business Continuity Planning (BCP) program is well maintained, supported and continuously evaluated for improvement. 
  • Oversee and maintain all applicable and appropriate technology tools (BCP; mass notification; etc.) 
  • Designs and facilitates myriad exercise platforms (tabletop, functional, etc.) with emergency & crisis teams to maintain readiness on a global scale. 
  • Ensures the dynamic population of the studio lot and field offices have access to and are provided with resilience-based training. 
  • Works closely with regional SEHS leads to ensure emergency & crisis management programs are strongly supported. 
  • Works with other staff in the development, coordination, and support of other emergency management program activities. 
  • Supports One Sony initiatives in support of emergency and crisis management programs. 
  • May supervise volunteers, as assigned, in support of emergency response and recovery. 
  • Performs maintenance, testing, and readiness of emergency management communications systems.  
  • Performs other emergency management duties as assigned. 


  • Four-year degree required in communications, emergency management, business administration, public administration, or related field preferred. 
  • Five or more years of professional related experience in emergency preparedness, crisis management, or other related areas. 
  • Professional certification in related specialty (CEM; CBCP; etc.) 
  • Completion of relevant emergency management courses such as the Professional Development Series, EMI Independent Study Series, and appropriate NIMS and ICS courses highly desirable. 
  • Experience in emergency and disaster plans development including: Risk Analysis, CEMP, Emergency Operations, COG, COOP, Hazard Mitigation, and Recovery highly desirable. 
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively; ability to elicit cooperation. 
  • Knowledge of the functions of emergency management including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 
  • Knowledge of natural and human caused hazards. 
  • Knowledge of incident command systems and emergency/recovery support functions. 
  • Knowledge of Federal and State emergency management planning requirements-preferred. 
  • Facilitation skills in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups. 
  • Ability to work in an environment where changing priorities are the norm and flexibility is a must; demonstrated skills in managing multiple tasks. 
  • Experience analyzing data in Geographic Information Systems-preferred. 
  • Ability to conduct research and present recommendations, both orally and in writing. 

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.


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